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Healthy weight gain during pregnancy

Healthy weight gain during pregnancy

Many women think that pregnancy is a time in life when they can literally eat anything they want because they are going to gain weight anyway. And at first it sounds pretty appealing, but in reality things are entirely like this. Pregnancy should not revolve around eating all sorts of junk food! Weight gain is required, but it should happen in a healthy, gradual and controlled fashion – you should neither gain too much, nor too little! That way you and your baby will be healthy! What is a "healthy" weight gain? There is no specific rule that must be followed. Healthy weight gain depends on various factors. One of them is your weight before you became pregnant – or more precisely, your body mass index (BMI). Your health and that of your baby also play a role. Another factor is how many babies you expect - if you have twins, triplets, etc., then it is natural to put on more weight. Weight before pregnancy Recommended weight gain Underweight (BMI below 18.5) 10 - 15 kg…
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