Friday, January 14
Last visit to gynaecologist's was quite stressing. She nagged at me for gaining 6 lb in three weeks. She believed that weekly gain should be 1 lb max and warned that those extra pounds would hamper in labour.
Frustrated, I called another doctor who said that an average woman gained up to 35 lb during pregnancy and I had nothing to worry about. What a relief!
I also googled how much weight I should gain. There goes the answer:
Based on your pre-pregnancy body size, a healthy weight gain to aim for is:
- Underweight - gain 28-39lb
- Normal - gain 25-35lb
- Overweight - gain 15-25lb
- Very overweight - gain at least 15 lb
info on weight gain is from Pregnancy & Birth magazine