27.12.2013

All about pregnancy weight gain

An underweight pregnancy or low weight gain in pregnancy increases the risk of delivering a preterm infant or even low birth weight of the baby. If one is carrying twins, you should be gaining more than what the chart suggests and your pregnancy care giver will guide you on those figures. As a normal weight woman, you should roughly gain about 25 to 35 lbs while you’re pregnant. If you are underweight before pregnancy, you should gain 5-6 pounds or more in your first trimester.
If you are overweight before pregnancy, you should gain around 1 or 2 pounds during the first trimester and approximately 1 pound per week during the last 6 months.


After all, soon she will be responsible not just for herself, but also for someone who is utterly helpless without her. An overweight pregnancy carries higher risk of serious complications, like gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia. This should be translated as gaining 4 lbs every 4 weeks, over the last two trimesters of your pregnancy. If you have a healthy weight before pregnancy, you should gain 3 to 5 pounds during the first trimester and 1 to 2 pounds per week during the second and third trimesters. The increasing show of weight (especially around the tummy region) is bound to make a soon to be mother wonder, if it is all worth it.


Believe me, it is, when you hold your bundle of joy in your arms, you are bound to forget your pregnancy weight gain graph. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) gave the following figures in its May 2009 report, highlighting the weight gain in pregnant women by trimester.



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