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Ideal Weight during Pregnancy

21 July 2010 No Comment

Weight Gain during PregnancyDuring pregnancy, expectant mothers should gain weight is ideal or normal (based on body mass index). Weight gain is less than or greater than normal during pregnancy could affect your fetus as well. If the weight is too low due to lack of nutrients, the fetus will also experience malnutrition and an increased risk of having babies with low birth weight, or less than 2500 grams. In addition, the risk of anemia and bleeding during confinement will be stalking the child.

Ideally, pregnant women reach weight gain 10-16 pounds compared to before pregnancy. But pre-pregnancy condition imposed moms, that ideal body weight should be achieved during pregnancy. Pregnant women need 17% higher energy, or an average of 2500 kcal / day compared to before pregnancy. If the mother’s weight before pregnancy classified as ideal (according to body mass index), so he only needs 300 extra calories kcal / day. Composition of foods should consist of 20% protein, 30% fat, and 50% of calories.

Weight Gain during PregnancyIf mother’s weight during pregnancy is excessive, affecting fetal growth and quality of life of mothers. A little risk of birth with considerable weight, which can happen complicate the confinement process.

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