Pregnancy and Weight Control

How is pregnancy weight measured?

If a person wants to learn his true weight, he should be weighed in the morning after making his hungry abdomen and urine. Otherwise, being weighed after eating and drinking during the day may not give realistic information about weight. However, it is important to use the same scale each time. Most of the time, 1-2 kilos of difference can be observed between scales. From the beginning of pregnancy, it is recommended that the expectant mother weigh on her open belly with the same scale, if possible, on the same day every week. In this way, healthier results will be obtained.

Distribution of weight gained at normal levels during pregnancy

The weight considered normal in pregnancy is between 10-12 and 15. Not all of this weight is in the baby or mother’s candidate. The baby weighs an average of 3 and a half kilos until birth, the placenta weighs 700 grams, the amniotic fluid in which the baby is located is 800 grams, and the uterine wall that grows due to pregnancy weighs 800 grams. 5 kilos of 800 grams of weight is only related to the baby. Due to pregnancy, edema, fat and muscles accumulated in the body of the mother’s candidate are about 4 and a half kilos, growing breasts are 400 grams, and the increased blood volume is 1 kilo 200 grams. In this way, a total of 12 kilos distributed is normally welcomed for a normal pregnancy process. In such pregnancies, about 5 kilos of weight already taken go with birth and the rest is still around 6-7 kilos.

How does weight gain develop during pregnancy?

In pregnancies that develop outside of planned and treated pregnancies, the woman does not doubt pregnancy until menstrual bleeding is delayed. With the delay of menstruation, she is tested and learns about pregnancy. During this time, it is already about 1 month or even 1.5 months past pregnancy. In the first 3 months of a normal pregnancy period, the expectant mother receives 1-2 kilos or if she has nausea, vomiting problems, she does not gain weight, or even lose weight. However, after the 3-month period, weight gain accelerates and the 3rd year of pregnancy is passed. and 6. between 5-7 kilos in the process between the months. Under normal circumstances, the woman is expected to gain 3-4 kilos during the last 3 months of pregnancy. However, since the mobility of the expectant mother has been restricted in the last 3 months, the baby is in a faster development process and the appetite increases, so more weight can be gained than expected.

What can be done to avoid excess weight during pregnancy?

Every weight taken above normal during pregnancy negatively affects both the expectant, the baby and the birth process. Therefore, it is necessary to try to keep the increased appetite under control and to choose healthy and low-calorie snacks. Because the main reason for the woman’s weight gain in this process is the unhealthy, fatty, salty, high calorie ready-made snacks that she consumes in between breaks rather than nutrition in the main meals. It is recommended to acquire a sufficient, balanced and healthy eating habit to prevent this during pregnancy. However, some dietary guidelines should be paid to prevent food deficiency during this period of work to keep weight under control. During this period, especially fruit, vegetable weight, protein, iron, calcium should be taken care to feed without neglecting.