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Pregnancy Weight Estimate your pregnancy weight gain

There are lots of factors that determine how much weight you will gain during pregnancy and what you eat is just one of them. Your age, race, height and pre-pregnancy weight all influence how your body is going to change over the next nine months. The one thing you can be sure of is that you will put on weight. Where does it all go? You might be surprised. Enter your height and pre-pregnancy weight, and we'll give you an estimate. The pregnancy weight gain estimator is a general educational tool only. It should not replace your doctor's advice.

Ideal weight gain

Weight gain during pregnancy varies from woman-to-woman and depends on body type and severity of nausea and vomiting. A slow and steady rate of weight gain is considered ideal. The majority of weight gain should occur in the second and third trimesters. On an average you may have an overall weight gain of1012kg.

The recommended weight gains for the BMI ranges are outlined in the table.

Recommended total weight gain
Low (BMI <18.9)
12.518 kg
Normal (BMI of 1924.9)
11.516 kg
High (BMI 2529.9)
711.5 kg

Young adolescents should strive for gains at the upper end of the recommended range. Short women (157 cm, or 62 inches) should strive for gains at the lower end of the range. The recommended target weight gain for obese women (BMI 29.0) is at least 6.8 kg.

How to gain the ideal weight during pregnancy?

Gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy by eating a healthy, balanced diet is a good sign that your baby is getting all the nutrients he/she needs and is growing at a healthy rate.

Average weight per trimester
First trimester
1.3-1.8 Kg
Second trimester
5.5-6.5 Kg
Third trimester
3.5-4.5 Kg

In order to gain the above healthy weight during pregnancy, it is recommended to increase your daily energy intake. So here is what you need to do during pregnancy to ensure weight loss success after:

  • Choose whole foods. Whole foods are foods that are dense in nutrients. Think whole grains, and unprocessed foods.
  • Be sure that you get the right amount of calories.
  • Be sure you get a serving of protein, carbohydrate and fat at every meal. It will help you if you break your meals into six mini meals per day and help prevent cravings later in the day.
  • Choose foods high in fiber. High fiber foods will help fill you up and they will also help relieve Constipation.
  • Drink extra water. Drinking water helps flush toxins from your body.

Pregnancy Weight

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