Pregnancy weight, or rather weight gain during pregnancy, worries many future moms worried about the figure. First of all you have to accept that whatever you do, you will gain a few extra pounds during pregnancy.
It is absolutely normal and even inevitable for your body and body to grow and grow to give your baby the best start in life. The extra weight comes from the following factors:
• At birth, your baby will weigh approximately 3,300g
• During pregnancy, the muscle layer of the belly (uterus) grows dramatically and weighs another 900g
• Placenta (after birth), which feeds the baby, weighs 600g
• Your breasts will weigh 400g more
• The volume of blood will increase and weigh an additional 1,200g
• You have more fluid in pregnancy and amniotic fluid around the baby, weighing about 2,600g
• Plus you will put some extra fat in the load to give you more energy at breastfeeding, about 2,500g in total
So, at the end of the pregnancy, you will weigh about 11 kg in addition to the weight before becoming pregnant. This is an approximate value, there being differences that depend on many external factors.
For a more personalized approach you can try to check the load computer on the site. The weight you will accumulate also depends on your initial weight. Or, more precisely, the body mass index (BMI).
Body mass index in pregnancy
Some time ago, it was normal for the doctor to weigh the pregnant women at each visit during pregnancy. Then the doctors realized that this made the pregnant women very anxious and, in any case, it was not too bright a method to get an idea of how the pregnancy evolves.
They also realized that the BMI index before pregnancy is needed in order to analyze the weight gain of a pregnant woman.
For this reason it is good to make an appointment with a doctor before you become pregnant, or in the first weeks after, to calculate your BMI. In order to calculate your BMI, the doctor must know your height in meters and weight in kilograms.
In the 1990s, the Institute of Medicine in the United States recommended that women aim for weight gain in direct relation to BMI before becoming pregnant.
In other words:
• If your BMI is less than 19.8, you should aim for weight gain during pregnancy between 12.5 and 18kg.
• If your BMI is between 19.8 and 26, you should aim for weight gain during pregnancy between 11.5 and 16kg.
• If your BMI is over 26, you should aim for weight gain during pregnancy between 7 and 11.5 kg.