Gaining weight is a natural part of pregnancy. It helps your baby grow and develop, and prepares you for breastfeeding. How much weight you should gain depends on your Body Mass Index before you became pregnant (your pre-pregnancy BMI).
Most of this weight gain will happen in the second and third trimester, as your baby and the tissues that support your pregnancy continue to grow.
Where does the weight go?
Here’s an example:
To find out your pre-pregnancy BMI and recommended weight gain you can use this helpful calculator link at Health Canada.
Gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy has benefits:
Here are two things that you can do everyday to gain a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy:
If you are searching for more information on healthy eating you can read over my previous post Healthy Eating During Pregnancy and never hesitate to contact your health care provider should you be concerned with your healthy weight gain, they are there to help