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Let's Debunk Pregnancy Myths With Silky Mahajan

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During pregnancy, it's important to separate fact from fiction. Let's address common myths to ensure a healthy journey for both mom and baby.

Let's Debunk Pregnancy Myths

Myth #1: You Need to Eat For Two

Fact: Only 300 extra calories/day are needed in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Quality over quantity is key! Use our calorie calculator to calculate your calorie intake.

Myth #2: Gaining Less Weight Makes Delivery Easier

Fact: A healthy weight gain is essential to avoid complications like premature birth.

  • 13-18 kg for underweight moms.
  • 11-16 kg for people who already had a healthy weight.
  • 7-11 kg for overweight individuals.
  • 5-9 kg for obese individuals.

Use our ideal body weight Calculator to know your ideal weight

Myth #3: Cravings Equal Nutritional Needs

Fact: During pregnancy, hormonal changes can trigger cravings for specific foods. These cravings are not necessarily a sign of nutrient deficiency but are influenced by shifts in hormone levels.

It's important to focus on maintaining a balanced diet with a variety of nutrients to support both maternal health and the developing baby.

By incorporating a range of foods from different food groups, you can meet your nutritional needs and help manage cravings more effectively.

Myth #4: No Exercise During Pregnancy

Fact: Exercise is beneficial for a healthy pregnancy. Walking and gentle breathing exercises are good. Consult a fitness trainer for safe gym workouts. Stay active for a healthier you and your baby.


Separate pregnancy facts from myths to make informed choices. Prioritize balanced nutrition and safe exercises for a smooth and healthy journey. Consult your best the best pregnancy nutritionist Silky Mahajan for personalized guidance.

In case of any related query related to diet or weight management book an appointment with Dt. Silky Mahajan .You can also send us a mail at or call on 7829999400. Follow us on facebook & instagram for latest updates.

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