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Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Weight Gain During Pregnancy

We all gain a little

Everyone knows that when you get pregnant weight gain is one of the simple symptoms that come along with it. You can expect to gain some weight throughout your pregnancy but you do have a little bit of control when it comes to putting on more than you would like. If you maintain a healthy diet all throughout your pregnancy and you find a good exercise plan for yourself you can res assured that your baby is getting everything that is needs from you to keep growing. When you first learn that you are pregnant, you must only need to increase your calorie intake by about 200 calories. Remember that eating for two is not such a literal term anymore these days. In your first three months of your pregnancy you will gain about two to four pounds that is sort of the building blocks of your weight gain. After that you will gain one pound a week for the remainder of your pregnancy. Now that you know that, you can learn how and keep track of your weekly weight gain. If you are eating a balanced diet and staying as active as you can, then you should not experience too much extra weight gain, but keep in mind that every woman's body is different.

A woman will gain about 30 pounds (13,5 kg) throughout their entire pregnancy; this is for an average healthy woman. If you are a slightly larger woman you may only gain about twenty pounds, and if you are a bit underweight you could gain up to forty pounds. It just depends on what we eat and how fast our body breaks it down.

Now when it comes to losing weight while you are pregnant, this is something you want to completely avoid altogether. If you find that you are losing weight, then this means that you and your baby are not getting enough nutrients everyday to stay healthy. Perhaps you should try eating slightly larger meals.

When you are pregnant stick to eating those fruits and veggies and stay active. Go for walks, drink plenty of water and keep watch of your weight. You can even keep a journal if you would like and keep track of every weekly change that you experience. Do what works for you, but make sure that you are doing what is best for fundamentally your baby, if you are at a healthy weight and healthy altogether, and then your baby is as well.

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