Gone are the days when a girl could “eat for two” and pack on the pounds, enjoying one of the most beloved cliches of pregnancy. Now, the recommended weight gain is between 20 to 30 pounds. Guess how much that baby and placenta and all the fluid weighs? About 15 pounds. That’s only 5 to 15 pounds that you’re actually encouraged to put on. Time to put a nix on daily ice cream sundaes, I guess.
The new rules aren’t just about how much you eat though. There are plenty of new studies about what pregnant women should eat. Its too bad they don’t all agree. More