Pregnant women are eating for two.
Now that's a myth that transcends HIV status. A pregnant woman's daily calorie needs will increase with each trimester of her pregnancy -- but this does not mean that women ought to eat two full, adult-sized breakfasts, lunches and dinners every day they're pregnant! This article by HIV and nutrition specialist Maya Feller, M.S., R.D., outlines the particulars of a healthful, balanced, nutrient-rich diet at each stage in a woman's pregnancy. The guidance in this piece is geared for women living with HIV, but is applicable to most pregnant women, regardless of HIV status.