Eating more does not necessarily mean you will have a healthier baby, here’s why.
Average pregnancy weight gain
According to Medicine Doctor (MD) Yasmin Holsey, women with normal BMI should gain 11-14 kg during pregnancy, while women with greater BMI should gain around 7 kg.
Eating too much might make you gain way far beyond the recommended average weight and face the risks listed below.
- Your weight impacts your baby’s.
Your baby will grow larger with a higher sugar level.
- Your baby might have child obesity in the future.
- You might experience gestational diabetes and higher blood pressure.
- Higher miscarriage risk.
- There is a higher chance you need a C-section.
Natural birth might not be an option since it will be too dangerous.
Here are some rules to follow to prevent the above from happening:
- Follow your doctor’s recommendation in weight gain during each trimester.
- Track your weight and diet.
Show your dietary journal to your doctor if needed.
- Eat nutritious meals.
Fresh veggies, fruits, & meat are better than processed food, pressed juice, microwave meals.