Health experts recommend that women with pre-pregnancy BMI over 26 should only gain weight at 7-11.5kg by the end of pregnancy. However, not all pregnant mothers can stabilize such weight. So how to control pregnancy weight for pregnant women?
How to control pregnancy weight during pregnancy?
Medical experts in the US recommend that women with a pre-pregnancy BMI above 26 should only gain weight between 7 and 11.5 kg by the end of their pregnancy. At a rate of about 0.9 to 1.4 kg a month, mostly in the second and third trimesters.
The advice for women with a healthy BMI (between 18.5 and 24.9) is to achieve a weight gain between 11.5 and 16 kg.
If during pregnancy, pregnant women gain a lot of weight, which can lead to a number of diseases: pre-eclampsia, premature birth, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoarthritis …
Research shows that, for an overweight pregnant woman, a low-calorie diet will not reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia.
This was studied in a single-stage pilot study on an obese woman with gestational diabetes, who only needed regular exercise, in addition to a healthy pregnancy diet, woman. This gains less weight when eating an uncontrolled diet. In a nutshell, eating and exercising properly has made a woman less likely to have preterm birth, risk of having an overweight baby, …
Therefore, to stabilize pregnancy weight control pregnant women should have a healthy diet, combined with regular exercise to improve fitness.
How should pregnant women eat to control their weight?
Regarding diet: pregnant women need to reduce the amount of starch, increase the amount of high-protein foods such as beef, shrimp, crab, and fish. Eating a lot of fruits, green vegetables rich in vitamins such as apples, grapes, oranges, tangerines … is also an effective way of nutritional supplement and weight stabilization.
In addition, such eating can make it easy to digest, they help women improve resistance, prevent respiratory diseases during pregnancy.
However, nutrition experts recommend not too much in one meal because it is better for children. Many mothers eat too much but only fat and their babies do not gain weight properly. Therefore, mothers should break up their meals into several meals.
Exercise regularly: health experts encourage pregnant women to increase exercise. Moms start with simple exercises like walking, swimming or gentle exercise.
Exercise during pregnancy not only enhances the health of pregnant women, helps to keep the fetus healthy, and passes through easily, but also helps pregnant women avoid uncontrolled weight gain.
Only then can pregnant women keep their weight stable during pregnancy. From there, it helps pregnant women have good health and does not affect the development of the fetus.