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How much to gain in first trimester

how much to gain in first trimester


How much weight should I gain during my pregnancy?

This is very funny but i never be pre. because i m a boy

It depends on your height and weight, or body mass index (BMI), before you conceived.

If pre-pregnancy weight was in the healthy range for your height according to your healthcare provider (a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9), you should gain between 25 and 35 pounds, gaining 2 to 5 pounds in the first trimester and about 1 pound per week for the rest of your pregnancy for the optimal growth of your baby.

If you were underweight for your height at conception (a BMI below 18.5), you should gain 28 to 40 pounds. If you were overweight for your height (a BMI of 25 to 29.9), you should gain 15 to 25 pounds. If you were obese (a BMI of 30 or higher), you should gain no more than 15 pounds. If you're having twins you should gain about 35 to 45 pounds. If you fall into any of these four categories, talk to your healthcare provider about how much you should gain each month. How will gaining so much weight affect my body?

Some of the aches and pains you'll feel during pregnancy are related to weight gain. Backache and feeling more awkward and clumsy (thanks to your changing center of gravity) are the most common problems. Many women complain of swollen legs and ankles (edema), but

this is actually caused by the increased amount of blood and other fluid in your body, not by the extra pounds you're carrying.

FYI: Call your healthcare provider if you notice sudden swelling in your hands and face. It could signal a dangerous pregnancy-related condition called preeclampsia.

If you've struggled with controlling your weight in the past, or even if you've never dieted in your life, you may have a hard time accepting that it's okay to gain weight now. It's normal to feel anxious and even depressed as the numbers on the scale edge up. Try to keep in mind, however, that the extra weight is important for a healthy pregnancy and that those extra pounds will eventually come off after you've had the baby. And it's important to pay more attention to how well you're eating than to how much you gain.

"Tracking your weight gain weekly may help you feel more in control and give you a chance to make some adjustments in your eating before the total weight gain gets out of control," suggests Julie Redfern, R.D. L.D.N. senior nutritionist in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Cutting out junk food and exercising regularly (after first checking with your healthcare provider about what you can do safely) can make a positive difference in how you feel during pregnancy. Pregnant women should increase their daily intake by 300 calories per day.

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