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Pregnancy Weight Gain

Nov 1, 2007
You're pregnant and there's nothing you wouldn't do to make sure that your pregnancy goes off without a hitch, even if that means you have to cut down on your favorite foods and drinks in order to control your overall pregnancy weight gain.

For some women, not all, their pregnancy weight gain needs to be tightly controlled due to health and medical conditions, and this can mean a significantly strict diet plan to follow. For most women this is not the case, but that doesn't mean they can give in eat whatever takes their fancy.

Sure there is a lot of leeway on the foods that she intakes when a woman is pregnant, but this really should not be taken as a license to eat anything and everything that takes her eye, or to eat it without thought to the consequences of overeating.

Besides being bad for you in the long run, it can also be detrimental to your overall health if you constantly give in to your cravings and urges. Wolfing down that foot long sub might give you immense satisfaction at the time you are doing so, but in the long, this can't be good for you.

Your pregnancy weight gain needs to be gradual and controlled and if you go in for the entire sub or other such food craving, over time you will find that your pregnancy weight gain is not as should be.

Instead you might want to try eating only half, or better yet a quarter of the sub, and sharing it with somebody else. In this way you can satisfy your food cravings and still manage to control your pregnancy weight gain to a sensible level.

If you want to know what the average numbers are for a woman to gain weight during pregnancy and if you want to know whether you are well within these limits, you might want to ask your doctor.

However, on an average a pregnant woman will gain between 20-30 pounds during her pregnancy. This type of pregnancy weight gain is perfectly acceptable, and some figures even put the average pregnancy weight gain at between 25-35 pounds. But these figures are all based on a gradual weight gain, and not a quick ballooning weight gain all at one time.

Of this pregnancy weight gain, you can expect to lose about 10-15 pounds when you deliver your baby, which will leave you with an average of about 10-15 pounds of weight to lose afterwards.

These are good figures, and make your weight loss after pregnancy more manageable overall. If you are pregnant, you should ideally consult with your doctor about what your pregnancy weight gain should be, and try to keep it between these figures given to you.
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