Gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy determines the health of the expectant mother as well as the unborn baby. Gaining excessive weight or less than normal affects the health of both in an adverse way. Here are some important facts explaining weight gain during pregnancy:
- Growth of the baby: 7-8 pounds
- Placenta: 2-3 pounds
- Uterus: 2-5 pounds
- Enlargement of breast tissues: 2-3 pounds
- Storage of fat and other nutrients to be used in delivery and later for feeding: 5-9 pounds
- Amniotic fluid: 2-3 pounds
- Increase in blood supply: 4 pounds
Here are some important tips to help you gain weight in a healthy manner throughout your pregnancy:
While keeping these facts in mind, gain the right amount of weight in the right way and present your baby her first gift of good health.
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