Everyone has their own interpretation of the “perfect pregnancy,” but after becoming pregnant for the first time this year, I was on the receiving end of all the advice, tips, and fear-inducing stories that pregnant women hear all the time.
The problem with all the advice is that no two pregnancies are the same. What worked for one person might not work for another. Here are a few pieces of advice I was told over and over during my pregnancy that turned out to be anything but true.
“Dig in! You’re eating for two.”
While you may technically be eating for two, it’s no excuse to over-indulge.
Studies have shown that pregnant women only need an extra 200-300 extra calories on top of their daily diet to fuel their baby. To put that into perspective, that’s an extra handful of nuts or an additional chicken breast.