After the Pregnancy Symptoms are confirmed you may be glad to know that the coming experience is synonymous to growth and development as the women's body adapt itself to receive the new born baby and the embryo develops into a baby. When we talk about growth and development we also talk about new diet plan and weight gain. It is perfectly normal to Weight Gain During Pregnancy as long as it is within a certain range. This range differs from woman to woman and is mostly based on what was the measurement before the event. It also depends on factors like whether the mother is expecting more than one baby (expecting twins, triplets...).
Again the emphasis is on healthy and balanced diet which should be beneficial to the women and her baby. It is true that the quantity of foods consumed will increase a bit to cater for the daily needs of the lady expecting the bay. To gain the right quantity, add 275 to calories more per day; all that you may need.
The right amount to gain is in the range of 15-40 pounds, depending on the pre-pregnancy mass of the woman. This is valid if you are expecting one baby. If you have mutiple gestations, the gain recommendation is a bit different.
Normal Weight Gain Range
If a woman's weight is normal then she is expected to gain about 25-35 pounds.
If it is less than normal then she is expected to gain about 28-40 pounds.
If it is higher than normal (or obese) then she is expected to gain about 16-25 pounds.
Weight Gain Plan
Firsts three months take a total of 1 to 4 pounds
Following months (month 4 to month 9) take 2 to 4 pounds monthly
Weight Loss During Pregnancy
Losing weight during this phase or getting into weight loss programs are not recommended at all unless advised by your doctor. Nobody in such situation should try such programs as it may harm the woman and her unborn baby.
Eat well during your meals
Do not skip meals
Fresh Fruits and dried fruits
Cheese and Milk
If you are planning to become pregnant, you should see your doctor to rule out any medical problems. Consulting with your physician prior to attempting conception is important, because it allows you the chance to ensure a very healthy pregnancy. If there are any steps or changes, you should make them now to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
During your pregnancy, you must get an ample supply of folic acid. Vitamins and minerals are important during pregnancy, and folic acid is no exception.
When you are pregnant, the baby consumes everything you do. Because of this, it's important to avoid drugs, cigarettes, and only drink alcohol as recommended by your doctor. You baby could suffer seriously if you do not follow these important recomendations.