Pregnancy diet and nutrition

Two-thirds of pregnant women are confused by dietary guidelines, with a quarter at risk of eating more food than is considered healthy1. Eating for 2 doesn’t mean eating twice as much; it means eating a healthy pregnancy diet rich in nutrients that support your baby’s development, and ensure the best start in life.

How much should you eat each day?

The daily recommended calorie intake for pregnant women is around 2,000 calories2. It’s only in your third trimester that you need to eat around 200 calories more each day – that’s around the same as two slices of wholemeal toast with butter.

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  1. Aptaclub survey. June 2018. 1,500 people (1,118 of whom are currently pregnant or have been pregnant).
  2. NHS. Do I have to eat for two when pregnant? [Online.] 2017. Available at: [Accessed 7 July 2020].