“Eating for Two” Has Consequences for Mom and Baby

There is more medical evidence that pregnant women should steer clear of advice to “eat for two.” Alison Stuebe, M.D., at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine, found that women who consumed extra calories, as well as fried foods and dairy, had excessive gestational weight gain. The good news: there are concrete messages care givers can provide to women to prevent unhealthy weight gain. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 5/22/09)