Pregnancy Weight Gain: Is It Healthy?

Did you notice that you put on weight in your first trimester of pregnancy? Gaining right amount of weight is good sign of healthy baby development.

It is entirely inevitable to gain weight during pregnancy, whether you like it or not.

However, it can be concern for you if you weigh more than required.

How much weight gain is appreciable during pregnancy?

Weight gain during pregnancy should be gradual and most of those extra body pounds should be added in your last trimester.

According to many health experts, in your first 3 months of pregnancy period, you can gain about 2 to 4 pounds and in the following months of your pregnancy, you should gain 3 to 4 pounds every month.

However, weight gain during pregnancy also depends up on your height and weight before pregnancy or BMI (Body mass index), before you confirm with pregnancy.

If you are underweight before conception, you should gain approximately 28 to 40 pounds during your pregnancy. On the other hand, if you are overweight or obese before conception, you should restrict your weight gain up to 15 to 25 pounds.

Always remember, it is not at all safe to lose weight during pregnancy, as both your baby and you need right amounts of nutrients in order to stay healthy during pregnancy. So, if you notice that you are losing weight, immediately consult your doctor and get immediate help to make your pregnancy successful.



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