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How much do you know about maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy? Find out by answering the following 10 questions. Click on the link next to any question you got wrong to find out more about the topic it refers to.

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If you scored 8 points or over, congratulations! You have a pretty good understanding of how to maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy, but you may want to check out the extra information linked to any questions you got wrong.

If you scored between 6 and 8 points, you might want to brush up on your knowledge of healthy physical activity and dietary habits during pregnancy. To get further information, click on the link next to any question you got wrong – and keep at it!

If you scored less than 6 points, you will really benefit from reading more about healthy weight during pregnancy. You may also want to check out the other healthy weight information on this site. But don’t worry: finding out more is easy.

Q1:
How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?
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a.   As little as possible
b.   It depends on your body mass index (BMI) before you became pregnant
c.   5 to 9 kilograms
Q2:
What foods should you eat while pregnant?
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a.   Full-fat dairy foods
b.   Lots of fish
c.   Enjoy a wide range of nutritious foods from the five major food groups
Q3:
Are there any foods you should avoid eating while pregnant?
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a.   Yes – soft cheeses, processed meats, uncooked seafood, packaged salads and bean sprouts
b.   Yes – fruit and vegetables
c.   No – you should eat as you would normally
Q4:
Is it OK to try to lose weight while you’re pregnant?
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a.   Only if your health professional recommends it and supervises you closely
b.   No
c.   Yes
Q5:
Is it safe to smoke while you’re pregnant?
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a.   Yes, but try to cut down
b.   Yes, once you are more than 12 weeks pregnant
c.   No, never
Q6:
Is it OK to eat foods high in saturated fat, added sugar and added salt if your body craves these when pregnant?
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a.   Eat treats occasionally if you feel like it, but take care this doesn’t become a habit
b.   Yes – your body knows what you need to eat- so eat lots of those foods if you have cravings for them
c.   No – don’t eat any of these foods at all while pregnant
Q7:
What should you do if you want to take up, or increase, your physical activity while pregnant?
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a.   Start doing as much physical activity as you can straight away
b.   Seek advice from your health professional first
c.   Do not start or increase your physical activity at all
Q8:
Can you still play contact sports while you're pregnant?
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a.   Only if your health professional has approved it
b.   Yes
c.   No
Q9:
What should you eat if you feel nauseous while you're pregnant?
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a.   High-fat foods for energy
b.   Don't eat any foods at all
c.   Eat low-fat basic foods like dry biscuits or toast
Q10:
Which of the following statement are NOT true?
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a.   Breastfeeding can help mothers to regain their pre-pregnant weight.
b.   Breastfeeding can reduce the risk of your baby becoming overweight later in life.
c.   Breastfeeding is not related to the healthy weight of the mother or child.