For most women, the weight gained during pregnancy is linked to their pre-pregnancy ‘body mass index’ or BMI. In your second trimester, you need about 340 extra calories a day and 450 extra calories daily in the third trimester. Hence these requirements can make you put on weight. Being aware about your body is important.
Watch your weight and plan your diet accordingly:
Before pregnancy, if your weight was in the normal range, then you shouldn’t gain more than 9-11 kgs. In your first trimester, you will only gain around 1- 2 kg and in fact some women may even lose weight because of their morning sickness. So most of the weight gain will happen in the second half of your pregnancy. “On average, most women gain around ½ kg per week once their second trimester. The weight you gain during pregnancy comes from your baby and the surrounding fluid, the placenta, an increase in your blood volume, and of course from the fat you gain.
As a pregnant woman gain an average of 12 kg (8-16 kg), account for the baby’s weight, amniotic fluids, retention fluid accompanying pregnancy.
Keep a check on your diet:
For healthy weight gain during pregnancy, women must remember not to eat for two. On average, pregnant women need to add just 300 extra calories from healthy grains and fats to their daily diets. “You need to eat food rich in the right nutrients”.