Pregnancy Concerns

Weight Gain

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Why This Happens

As your baby grows, and your body changes to support the baby, you will gain weight.

Some Women Have Tried...

  • Instead of focusing on how much weight you are gaining, focus on eating well and getting adequate exercise
  • Put all your scales in a closet and do not get them out for a year.
  • Do not jump right into maternity clothes, which will be too big early in your pregnancy. Instead buy some clothes that are a size larger than you usually wear. Better yet, borrow them from a friend.
  • Do not use pregnancy as an excuse to feed your appetite rather than your hunger. Overeating will make you feel sluggish and heavy, and it will not help your baby.
  • If you are having trouble gaining weight because of illness, focus your eating efforts on high protein foods.
  • Enjoy your changing body by getting belly shots to show your baby's growth and making a belly cast before baby is born.