Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator

  Pre-pregnancy weight

   Automatic Recalculation 

   

 

  Enter Height
  Teen Mother  
  Expecting Twins  
  Pre-pregnancy BMI
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The ‘Pregnancy Weight Calculator’ is intended for educational purposes only.
It is not intended to replace any medical advice from your physician,
doctor or health care professional



The ‘Pregnancy Weight Calculator’ is intended for educational purposes only.
It is not intended to replace any medical advice from your physician,
doctor or health care professional

Gaining weight during pregnancy is natural and even essential to an extent. For the health of the mother and baby pregnancy weight gain monitoring is very important. In this site we are introducing a free pregnancy weight gain calculator which will give a comprehensive report on how much weight gain you should expect at every week of pregnancy and rate them as Average, above average and below average.

How to use our pregnancy weight gain calculator?

The inputs required to calculate your pregnancy weight gain are very simple.

  1. First enter your pre-pregnancy weight in numbers and choose the unit of measure – pounds or kilograms from the drop box.
  2. Similarly enter your height in inches or meters.
  3. The next two options will require you to answer if you are a teen mother or if you are expecting twins. Answer by choosing yes or no from the drop box.

How to read the results?

The results will be displayed under in the form of a table along with your pre-pregnancy BMI and mention if you had a normal or abnormal level to begin with. The calculator computes the results based on your height and weight.

The results will show the initial weight and the weight gain numbers week wise. You will have to spot your number for that week and see if it comes under average, above average and below average.

Doctors suggest that an overall weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy is ideal for a woman with normal weight. A weight gain of 28 to 40 pounds is ideal for a woman who is under weight. A weight gain of 15 to 25 pounds is ideal for obese women.

Importance of weight gain during pregnancy

Weight gain is a very important aspect of pregnancy because:

  • Insufficient weight gain compromises on the development of the fetus leading to preterm birth.
  • Similarly, excess weight can be risky for both fetus and the mother, cause complications during delivery and lead to C-section delivery.

Weight gain can be maintained in the normal range by planning a healthy balanced diet and a good exercise regimen.  Care should be taken to see that the gain is steady; any abrupt fall or rise in weight gain is cause for concern and a gynecologist should be consulted immediately.