Many women are concerned about weight gain during pregnancy. They fear they will gain too much weight and never get back to their pre-pregnancy size. However, some weight gain is normal during pregnancy, and it shouldn’t be cause for concern. The extra weight provides nourishment to the baby. Some of it is also stored for breastfeeding after the baby is born.
Women gain an average of 10 kg to 16kg during pregnancy. It's normal to gain less weight if you start out heavier or to gain more weight if you were underweight before pregnancy. You can speak with your doctor about the appropriate amount of weight for you to gain during your pregnancy. Healthy eating is incredibly important, and dieting to lose weight or prevent weight gain is harmful to you and your baby.
Healthy exercise- Besides eating a nutrition-focused diet, exercising during pregnancy can help you manage your weight. Swimming and walking are good choices. However, you should avoid any extreme sports. If you didn’t exercise before your pregnancy, start out slowly and don’t overdo it. It’s also important to drink plenty of water so that you don't get dehydrated. Make sure to talk to your doctor before you start a new exercise routine.