The Ideal Weight For a Safe and Healthy Pregnancy

Posted on 05 October 2017

The control of the weight during pregnancy is fundamental to avoid complications for the health of your baby.

How much to put on

Between 9 and 11 kilos is used as the adequate average and is that the ideal gain depends on several factors: the initial weight, the nutritional status of the pregnant woman, her usual physical activity, and her age.

Shared Benefits

Getting fat is related to some complications for the woman and her baby. Intensifies the discomfort of gestation: edema, tired legs, varicose veins, stretch marks, low back pain ...

It increases the risks of complications, such as gestational diabetes or high blood pressure. You could have a long and difficult delivery.

When your child reaches adulthood, being overweight will make him more prone to illness, high cholesterol, obesity and the pathologies associated with it, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disorders.

Your recovery after delivery will be lengthened.

The baby and more

When you are about to give birth to your uterus will weight a kilo, your breasts and your blood and body fluids will have increased volume to weigh 1.5kg each. You will have accumulated two to three kilos of fat that you will need for breastfeeding. As for your baby will reach around 3.5 kg, the placenta about 750gr and one kilo more of the amniotic fluid. That's why at the birth you lose about six kilos, after a month, you will continue having two or three kilos of more, which will suit you well to cope with breastfeeding. By the end of this period, you will return to your usual weight without any diet or effort.

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