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Pregnancy takes 50,000 more calories over 9 months, study shows. That's 164 Snickers bars

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Having a baby is energetically more expensive than commonly thought, according to recent research. Over the course of a pregnancy, creating and carrying a fetus takes a significant amount of dietary calories. The study, published in a scientific journal, analyzed the energy cost of reproduction across different species. The research found that the bulk of the additional energy needed during pregnancy goes toward developing and carrying the fetus. This revelation may change perceptions of pregnancy needs and highlight the exhaustion many pregnant women experience. The calorie requirements vary throughout the pregnancy, with additional calories needed during the second and third trimesters. Breastfeeding also requires extra calories. Proper nutrition, including carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats, is essential during this time. Sleep is also emphasized as a significant factor in maintaining wellbeing during pregnancy.