Healthy weight gain during pregnancy Healthy weight gain during pregnancy

Healthy weight gain during pregnancy

For her 27 November, 2017 Maria Clara Restrepo E.


Some women should gain between 25 and 35 pounds during pregnancy. If a woman does not gain enough weight, this can bring health problems both to her and her baby.

The webpage MedlinePlus explains how pregnancy is not a time to begin diets or worry about weight gain. It is important to keep in mind that gaining a few pounds or kilos, in moderation, is necessary to lead a healthy pregnancy.

Extra weight disappears after the baby is born. A healthy diet and regular exercise will help the mother have a healthy pregnancy and child. You may also like: Stay away from nutrition bars and energy drinks.

A few healthy eating tips during this time:

  1.   Do not skip meals. Eat between five and six small meals every day.
  2.   Keep quick, easy snacks on hand. Nuts, raisins, cheese and crackers, dried fruit, and ice cream or yogurt are good choices.
  3.   Add nonfat powdered milk to foods such as mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, and hot cereal.
  1.   Try to eat more foods that are high in good fats, such as nuts, fatty fish, avocados, and olive oil.
  1.   Drink juices made with real fruits that are high in vitamin C or beta carotene. Grapefruit juice, orange juice, papaya nectar, apricot nectar, and carrot juice are all good options.
  1.   Avoid junk food.