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Should this mother in her first trimester be ‘eating for two’?

Should this mother in her first trimester be ‘eating for two’?

Is the common belief that pregnant women need to 'eat for two' true?

Shreya Patel is at the counter, and you ask how her pregnancy is progressing.

“Everything was fine with the baby at my scan last week, and I’m feeling much better now I’m through the first trimester and my morning sickness seems to be behind me,” Shreya tells you.

“The only thing is my mother-in-law – you know she lives with us? She’s obsessed with trying to feed me up, which is exasperating to say the least. She’s got this whole ‘eating for two’ thing going on, but I’m sure it’s an old wives’ tale.

“In fact, I think I should eat a bit less, so I get my figure back quickly after the baby comes. I’ve always been pretty slim, because I exercise regularly. I haven’t checked since

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