Weight gain during pregnancy

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Weight gain is concerned almost all pregnant women and their gynecologists. "Bust" at 200 grams is strictly punished apple and cottage cheese diet. Although rates of gain at everyone, to the same weight can grow "jumps" — one week can not add anything, but for the other — twice more, than you need. Increase weight consists of the weight of the baby, uterus, placenta, increasing the amount of fluid in the body, breast augmentation, fat deposits on the thighs, buttocks.

Weight gain strongly depends on the weight of the pregnant woman to, for example, initially added is less than complete and thin — more. Will help to know how much is acceptable add forpregnancy calculation of body mass index (BMI): weight need in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. Normal index ranges from 19.8 to 25.9. A BMI of less than 19.8 is possible to gain weight from 12.5 to 18 kg. With a BMI of 19.8 to 26 is allowed from 11.5 to 16.5 kg. A BMI greater than 26 add one can 7-11 lbs.

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