Do pregnant women need to eat 300 extra calories a day?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Not all women need to eat extra calories during pregnancy. Find out more in this video as Dr. Oz notes that two-thirds of American women are overweight before they get pregnant.

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