How many pounds go up in pregnancy? Between nine and 13 pounds is the average weight who go up to pregnant women in the gestation period. Not to raise that percentage, or have an excessive increase, may generate problems in the health of the mother and the baby
Expert: Alfredo Fredericksen, an ob-gyn Clinic Vespucio
The weight pre-gestational, that is to say, how pesabas before getting pregnant, the type of food and the fluid retention are factors that affect weight gain during pregnancy. A woman who wants to carry the gestation period of the baby in the best way possible, you must take into account that not only the amount of food you eat is important, but also the quality of it. It's a travesty if you say, “now I have to eat for two.” It is true that the appetite grows, but this does not mean that you need to eat quantities that are too large or a lot of junk food.
First, you need to be clear that the weight increase during the pregnancy will not go directly to your figure. The thirteen pounds average spread in your body of the following form:
- 1.5 kg they are going to the blood.
- 1 kilo is to focus on your breasts by the increase of the mammary glands during lactation.
- Another kilo will occur by the increased size of the uterus.
- 4 kilos will be the weight of your baby.
- 1 kilo will be the product of the amniotic fluid.
- 3 kilos will be proteins, fats and other nutrients.
- 1.5 kilos will be the product of the fluid retention.
All of the endpoints are negative. If you upload a lot of weight, can appear diseases such as diabetes and preeclampsia, in addition to increase the chances of a premature birth or a baby too large. In contrast, if the weight gain is lower than that of the specialists considered normal, your baby may be born weighing less than two pounds and will need to be hospitalized, more time, or have problems in their physical and intellectual development.Also read: high intensity exercise during pregnancy benefits the mother and the fetus
- If before pregnancy your weight was normal, you should gain between nine and thirteen pounds.
- If your weight pregestational corresponded to about weight, the average you go up, it is seven kilos with a maximum of ten.
- If before getting pregnant you were in a situation of low weight, you have to increase more than thirteen kilos.
The usual one is the increase of 300 calories in the amount of food you consume daily, you can add a fruit salad, some cereal bars and a glass of skim milk to get the amount of food extra that you need on a daily basis.
However, if you are expecting more than one baby or you're a teen, talk to your doctor by the weight that you have to increase, because it is of special situations that it's better to check carefully with him, for both your welfare and that of your baby.
The weight from quarter to quarter
If you are concerned you have lost weight and you're during the first trimester (week 0 to 12) of your pregnancy, don't worry. It is normal that product of the nausea and discomforts typical of this first part, slow down your weight. What is important is that you grow while you are developing the pregnancy.
Anyway, the average weight increase during this period is of one kilo. So don't panic if you have gone up a little or even went down.
During the second semester (weeks 13 to 24), and without the discomforts of the first few weeks, your weight will begin to increase at a rate of half a kilogram weekly, so that at the end of this period you'll have three or four kilograms more.Read also: In this moroccan people, getting pregnant can be life-threatening. They decided to do something about it
At the end of the pregnancy, in the third trimester (week 25 to 40) your weight will increase about eight pounds, which should be mainly the size of the uterus and the growth of the baby.
Tips to keep under control the weight gain during pregnancy
The healthy and balanced diet is fundamental to having a baby strong, by this facemama.com gives you a few tips that can be very useful:
- Avoid junk food (burgers, complete, and fries for example). This does not mean that you do not eat throughout your pregnancy, but you can eat a little and not every week.
- Avoid sugars, such as candy, soft drinks and cakes.
- Avoid alcohol and cigarettes.
- Prevents the caffeine.
- Increasing the consumption of fibers and protein.
- If you're going to eat meat, is that it is fat-free.
- Increase your consumption of dairy and fruit.
- Instead of consuming huge amounts of food twice a day, best eats six times a day in smaller amounts.
- Never leave home without taking breakfast.
- Don't forget that during pregnancy, the digestive function is slow, so avoid consuming food before bed or very late in the night. It's always best before nine in the evening.
- Remember which you must “eat for two”.
- Never perform a diet to lose weight while you're pregnant.