Gaining Weight during oregnancy.
The how much weight that a pregnant mother has to gain during pregnancy is an issue many of us don,t address. Personally i gained 10 Kgs extra for the entire pregnancy period, and shed it all 2 weeks after birth.
What is the recommended weight extra weight one should gain? Does gaining too much during pregnancy become a risk to your health?
Expected Weight Gain in Pregnancy
The ideal weight gain in pregnancy varies depending on a woman's pre-pregnant weight. To work out your weight range you can use an online body mass index (BMI) calculator. It is important to use your pre-pregnant weight to work out your weight range. Once you've worked out your weight range you can use the following is a guide for expected weight gain in pregnancy:
|Expected Weight Gain in pregnancy
||6 kilograms or less
As a midwife I never weigh women in pregnancy. Instead I work with a woman to review her diet and then work to improve her diet if necessary. The focus is on healthy eating not expected weight gain.