Do I need to eat more now I'm pregnant?

Your appetite is your best guide of how much you need to eat. You may find it varies.

In the first few weeks you may not feel like eating proper meals, especially if you are feeling sick. Try eating cold food, which does not smell as strongly, and sipping cool drinks between meals. You might find it easier to just eat what you fancy.

Later in your pregnancy your appetite may be the same as before you were pregnant or slightly increased. You only need a bit more food than usual.

Towards the end, your appetite will probably increase. If you get heartburn or a full feeling after eating you may find it helps to have small, frequent meals.

The best rule to remember is to eat when you are hungry. Have a good balance of foods and you will gain weight as your baby grows.

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