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Obesity & Pregnancy: Track Your BMI

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Track Your BMI During Pregnancy Obesity & Pregnancy

Obesity & Pregnancy According to a recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in the United States, more than 1/3rd of women are obese, and more than half of pregnant women are overweight or obese Obesity & Pregnancy.

Track Your Weight

Step 1: Track your pre-pregnancy BMI

For a healthy pregnancy, you might need to gain a certain amount of weight which depends on your pre-pregnancy weight.

Track your pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) either by BMI calculator or by the following table:

Step 2: Track Your Pregnancy BMI

Your pre-pregnancy BMI determines the amount of weight you need to gain during pregnancy.

The following table helps you in tracking your BMI during pregnancy:

You must be wondering why you need to gain weight. Well, your unborn baby grows inside you and gets all the nutrition from you. The additional weight you gain is not just due to fat accumulation but comprises an increase in many body fluids and blood volume. This increase in weight is required to sustain the proper development of the baby as well as prepare the body to provide critical nutrition through breastfeeding, after the delivery.

The following table would help you know more about the distribution of weight gained during pregnancy:

Step 3: Track Your Post-pregnancy BMI

Tracking and shedding the extra weight (gained during the pregnancy) is very important. Plan carefully and consult with your healthcare provider to ensure that you have a weight normalization strategy in place.

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