Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ideal weight Gain during pregnancy, Weight gain in first trimester, weight gain in second trimester

Ideal Weight Gain During Pregnancy, Weight Gain Chart in Kgs (Kilograms), Weight Gain Chart in Pounds during Pregnancy

There are two reasons for the weight gain during pregnancy: to nourish the developing foetus and to store up reserves for breastfeeding. The optimum pregnancy weight gain for the average woman is between 25 and 35 pounds.  The average woman's weight gain pattern should be as follows:

  • First trimester  - 3 to 4 pounds
  • Second trimester - 12 to 14 pounds
  • Third trimester - 8 to 10 pounds

Ideal weight gain for a healthy pregnancy, How much weight Should I gain during Pregnancy

A woman should gain anywhere between 25-35 pounds on average. In order that you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, you should aim for the following weight:

Weeks Weight gain (Pounds) Weight gain (kgs)
0-10 weeks No weight gain No weight gain
10-14 weeks 3-4 pounds 1.5 kg
14-20 weeks 4-6 pounds 2.5 kgs
20-30 weeks 10-12 pounds 4.5 kgs
30-36 weeks 6 pounds 2.7 kg
36-38 weeks 2 pounds 1.0 kg
38-40 weeks Almost no weight gain Almost no weight gain
Total 25-30 pounds* 12-14 kg

* You have a buffer of gaining 5 pounds either in the first few weeks or in the last few weeks.

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