second pregnancy weight gain

If you are reading this article on second pregnancy weight gain, we assume you are already carrying the second bundle of joy beneath your heart. First of all, let us congratulate you on that! Also, you have probably noticed that this time your weight gain process seems to be going faster/slower than with your first baby and/or heard some rumors that this is what you should expect.
The fact is, that quite a few women claim that their second pregnancy weight gain exceeded their first pregnancy weight gain, although they have been following the same diets and maintained the same levels of activity. One of the most plausible ways to explain this tendency would require us to remind you that you are not getting any younger. Sorry about that. As you grow a little older, your rates of metabolism slow down, causing you to pile on pounds faster. Thus if the gap of time between your first and second pregnancy is rather wide, your age difference is likely to cause differences in the way your body transforms over the nine months.
What you should really concentrate on, is the fact that your second pregnancy weight gain does not necessary have to be greater. You can manage your weight by controlling the amount of calories you consume every day. In fact, quite a few ladies we know have piled on fewer pounds while carrying their second baby, because they have learned from mistakes they had made during their first pregnancy. It is not uncommon that young would-be moms take the saying “you have to eat for two: you and your baby” as if it meant that they must eat double as much as they used to. Consequently, they pile on way more pounds than is actually recommended by doctors. This does not seem like much of the problem until the baby is born and it is time to get rid of unnecessary pounds. In most cases, this appears to be much harder than expected. Thus while carrying their second babies, such mothers think twice before going for each of their cravings.
We have a couple of tips how to make sure that you gain just as many pounds as is necessary for you and your baby. First of all, you should know that there is a general recommendation that pregnant ladies should increase their daily calorie intake by some 300 calories. However, this is just an approximation. In order to make sure your second pregnancy weight gain falls in line with medical recommendations, you should use pregnancy weight gain calculator. You can find one on www.baby2see.com and variety of other websites. It will tell you how many pounds you should pile on, based on your body mass index.


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