16 weeks pregnant weight gain

16 weeks pregnant weight gain

If you are reading this article on 16 weeks pregnant weight gain, we suppose you are a lucky would-be mommy. Congratulations on this wonderful joy! Now as every pregnant you probably have variety of doubts and questions… In this article we are going to concentrate on answering only one of them: we are going to tell you what the normal 16 weeks pregnant weight gain is. Plus, you are going to find out what factors account for this weight!
So where do we start… First of all, you should know that the exact amount of pounds you should pile on during each week of pregnancy and in total depends on your height and pre-pregnancy weight. The women who used to be underweight are normally recommended to pile on from 35 to 45 pounds, while the women who had a considerable overweight are suggested to only pile on some 15 pounds. Some doctors claim that the ladies who had problems with obesity do not necessarily have to gain any weight at all. Of course, dieting is also not recommended, but as long as they choose healthy food and get enough calories keeping the weight stable through pregnancy is not considered risky for the woman or the baby.
If before getting pregnant the woman used to be of normal weight (in other words, if her body mass index was within the limits of 18.5-24), her 16 weeks pregnant weight gain should amount to 5-8 pounds. For example, the lady who is 62 inches height and used to weigh 120 pounds should be 126.8 and continue to gain about 0.8-0,8 pounds over the following week. This might seem quite a lot, knowing that by this time your baby should be only about 5 inches long (12cm) and weight only 3,5 ounces (around 100 grams). However, you should keep in mind that what amount for your overall weight gain is not only the weight of the baby’s body itself, but variety of other things, such as placenta, larger breasts and uterus, amniotic fluid, increased blood volume, increased fluid volume and increased fat-stores (your organism starts storing fat more efficiently to prepare for labor and breastfeeding).
If you are expecting twins, your 16 weeks pregnant weight gain should be only a little more significant than the “standard” one. Again, if and only if your pre-pregnancy weight was normal, by the beginning of 17th week you should be heavier by 8-10 pounds. So do not believe if anyone tells you that the lady pregnant with twins has to gain double as much as the mothers expecting for a single child or that they have to eat three times more than they did! Now this is it. Thank you for reading our article, we hope you will have a pleasant week!


16 weeks pregnant weight gain

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