Eating a variety of foods that provide enough calories helps you  and your baby gain the proper  amount of weight. During the  first three months of pregnancy,  you do not need to change the  number of calories you get from the foods you eat.

Normal-weight women need an extra 300 calories each day during the last six months of pregnancy. This totals about 1,900 to 2,500 calories per day. If you were  underweight, overweight or obese  before you became pregnant, or if you are pregnant with more  than one baby, you may need a different number of calories. Talk  to your doctor about how much  weight you should gain and how  many calories you need.

— Source: National Institutes of Health

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