Ideally how much weight should one gain during pregnancy?
Pregnancy is synonymous with weight gain, according
to some weight-watching women. True, but then it is
happening for a good cause - your baby! Pregnancy brings
about major transformations to your body, including
changes to your weight, size and shape but unfortunately
not to your emotions and how it will be for you. Remind
yourself that gaining weight is a normal part of pregnancy,
that this is suppose to happen and don't waste time
brooding over weight issues at this point.
Do not become overly concerned with your weight because
as it is there are so many other things to be concerned
about - your health and your baby's well-being to begin
with. One thing is for sure, the number of kilos you
pile on during your pregnant months will depend on your
BMI (or body mass index) before you became pregnant
and the number of babies you are expecting. Despite
the weight recommendations, it can become difficult
to control pregnancy weight gain. Therefore a woman
with normal weight and follows a balanced diet can let
her appetite be her guide.