02.06.2014

Pregnancy weight gain calculator

Use this form to calculate your body mass index (BMI) and get recommendations on the right amount of weight to gain during pregnancy and steps you can take to maintain a healthy weight for you and your baby. BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. No, you won’t become heavier if you gain within the guidelines for overweight of 15 to 25 pounds during pregnancy. If you are not pregnant, it is important to plan your pregnancy so that you can be at a healthier weight when you conceive. This is the optimal time to lose weight, and if you need help you should ask for help from a professional. Yes, your baby is likely to be affected in many different ways by your weight when you become pregnant.
Early in pregnancy your body is changing and you put on weight related to increased blood, fluids, and breast size, etc.


Early in pregnancy your body is changing and you put on weight related to increased blood, fluids and breast size, etc.
Then after the baby is born being physically active, watching those extra calories and breastfeeding will be important so that you can shed the pounds that you gained during pregnancy.
Eating healthy food and having a lifestyle that includes regular exercise will help you achieve your goal of reaching a healthier weight. Some weight gain may be needed during pregnancy, and for obese women it should not exceed 11-20 pounds.
It makes more sense to gain at the lower end of the amount recommended for your size and then, after delivery, to change your diet, increase your physical activity, and breastfeed, or all of these to fit back into your jeans. We still recommend that you gain within the guidelines for your BMI category during your pregnancy, because we know that this is related to the best outcome for the baby now and in the future. If so, please come with me to talk about gaining the right amount of weight during your pregnancy so that both you and your baby will have a healthy start together.


In 2009, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published new guidelines on weight gain during pregnancy that enhance your ability to have a healthy pregnancy and baby. Then, once your baby is fully formed, it begins to grow and gain fat so that after 28 weeks most of the weight that you gain is related to your baby. Some obese women may wind up gaining less than this, but the target is having a healthy baby and course of pregnancy.
So after about 13 weeks of pregnancy, a slow and steady gain produces the best outcome for you and your baby.



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