30 weeks pregnant weight gain

30 weeks pregnant weight gain

Congratulations for the would-be parent and thank you for choosing our article on 30 weeks pregnant weight gain. Now that you have entered the third semester, things are not getting any easier. Yes, by this time most of the women report that their morning sickness is gone, but they also find it harder to move and get tired more quickly. Anyway, we are sure that you are doing everything you can to make sure that the baby is getting everything he needs, including all the nutrients that reach him through your blood, and developing well. This article on 30 weeks pregnant weight gain will help you continue doing everything you can to decrease the risks faced by you and your baby.
As you might already know, the doctors have noticed that the ladies who pile on too many pounds give birth to larger babies and thus experience various delivery complications more often. Meanwhile the women who are underweight at the time of pregnancy and fail to gain weight over the following weeks/months face greater risk of miscarriage. God forbid, we are not saying this to scare you- a several extra pounds (or a little slighter weight gain) does not mean you or your baby is in danger. However, it is important that you keep an eye on the scale-needle through all stages of your pregnancy, to make sure that the difference between recommended 30 weeks pregnant weight gain and your actual weight gain is not dramatic.
So what weight gain is recommended? Based on the advanced calculator we used, by 30th week the woman whose pre-pregnancy body mass index was normal should be around 14-18 pounds heavier than she used to be. Now that you enter the 31st week your weight gain process should slow down a little: instead of gaining 2.5-3 pounds every couple of weeks, you should gain 1.8-2.2. As we have already said, this only applies for the woman whose pre-pregnancy BMI was normal. The would-be mothers who used to be underweight should gain a bit more (by the end of the ninth moth they should be 35-45 pounds heavier), while the overweight ladies should be gaining slower (they should only gain some 15-25 pounds till the due day.)
Now let us tell you where all this 30 weeks pregnant weight gain comes from. By this time your baby already weights some 3 pounds and is 16 inches long. Now until the week 38 he or she will be growing really fast, getting heavier by half a pound every week. His wrinkled skin is slowly becoming smooth and he is starting to control his own body temperature. What accounts for the rest of your increased weight is amniotic fluid, placenta, increased blood volume, etc.


30 weeks pregnant weight gain

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