Andriana - posted on 01/23/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I just saw a nutritionist on the 19th of January. Since mypyramid.gov has zilch info on the nutrition of women carrying multiples, I thought I would post this for everyone's benefit. I mean seriously, the rate of twin pregnancy has increased by at LEAST 10% over the last 5 years, you would think the government would be on top of this. LOL.
Grains-10 servings (at least half need to be whole grain)
Meat-3 3 oz portions
Eggs-2 eggs (if eggs is an aversion for you, add another portion of meat per day)
Extras-6 (this is fats, oils, and sugars)
The weight guideline is to gain approximately 0.75lbs per week in the first trimester
0.75-1lb per week in the second trimester
and back to 0.75lbs per week in the third trimester
Weight gain overall should be between 29-38lbs.
I hope that this information helps everyone, it really helped me. I kept losing weight and I didn't really know why until I found out this information. Now I have gained a total of 18 pounds this pregnancy, 3 of wich have been in the past week because I am getting the nutirition and portions I need to function, I am still about 6 pounds under where I am supposed to be, but I have total confidence that my health will be a LOT better since I found out this information.