The problem of weight gain during pregnancy often worries pregnant women, because they often do not know how much weight they are allowed to gain not to harm their health and what should be done so that weight gain during pregnancy occurred in accordance with the norm.
To control your weight and gain the weight, which would be the norm, you can use a special weight gain calculator, which was created specifically for pregnant women. This weight gain calculator is aimed at an individual recommended weight gain during pregnancy. The calculator is based on your height and weight that you had before your pregnancy.
Weight gain is a natural process during each pregnancy and this process cannot be avoided, because your future baby needs to receive all the necessary vitamins and nutrients in order to grow and develop correctly. Also, many expectant mothers often avoid physical activity during pregnancy, which also leads to weight gain. Your doctor can recommend you special physical exercises, which are allowed to pregnant women.
Weight also is increased due to the increase in your uterus, placentas and fluids in which the baby develops. It is very important whether you are gaining the right amount of weight, because this will help your child to grow and develop. It is important that the weight should be sufficient for the development of your child.
You should know, that the amount of weight you need during the pregnancy depends on many different factors. A big role is played by the weight you had before your pregnancy, as well as your body mass index. Your state of health and the health of your unborn child also play an important role.
As for the recommended weight gain during pregnancy, it is usually calculated using the following method:
If before your pregnancy you had a low weight and your body mass index was less than 18.5 kg, then you are allowed to gain the weight from 12.5 to 18 kg during your pregnancy.
If you had a normal weight before you got pregnant and your body mass index was from 18.5 to 24.9 kg, then your recommended weight gain should be between 11.5 and 16 kg during the pregnancy.
If you were overweight before the pregnancy and your body mass index was from 25 to 29.9 kg, then you can gain from 7 to 11.5 kg of weight during your pregnancy.
If you were obese before you got pregnant and your body mass index was more than 29.9 kg, then your recommended weight gain during the pregnancy should be between 5 and 9 kg of additional weight.
If you became pregnant at a very young age, then during pregnancy you will need more weight, than that recommended above, because your own body may still be in the process of growth.
You should also understand that weight is not the only factor, which influences the development of your child during your pregnancy. In fact, there are many factors that influence the development of the baby in the period of pregnancy. If you do not know about them, then you should consult with your doctor and ask him all the questions, which you are interested in. The information on how your child develops and grows can be given by the ultrasound procedure, but, anyway, your pregnancy should be controlled, as the ultrasound does not show all the aspects about your child.
It should be noted, that you should have a healthy lifestyle during your pregnancy. Avoid eating faulty food and eat healthy food during your pregnancy, as it is necessary for your organism, as well as the organism of your child.