This is the most wonderful time of your life.
Soon you will have a new child to love and take care of.
Nothing beats this feeling, believe me.
Pregnancy is indeed a wonderful time, but it is also a risky time.
You have a responsibility not only to yourself but also to the growing child inside of you.
One of the unwholesome aspects of pregnancy is weight gain.
It is only natural that you gain weight during your pregnancy; after all, you have a living baby inside of you.
But gaining too much or too little can be dangerous to your health or the health of your baby.
It can also leave you overweight after delivery.
How much should you gain during your pregnancy and what makes up a healthy weight gain? Your overall weight gain is made of these elements: 1.
Your baby - 6 - 8 pounds.
Your breast tissue - 1 pound 3.
Fat deposits for breastfeeding - 7 pounds 4.
Placenta - 1 pound 5.
Amniotic fluid - 2 pounds 6.
More Blood - 3 pounds 7.
Uterus - 2 pounds 8.
More fluids - 3 pounds Overall, you should gain around 25 pounds all together.
This isn't the same for every woman, of course.
If you were overweight before your pregnancy, you should gain around 15 pounds, while women who were not overweight should gain 25-32 pounds.
If you are carrying more than one baby, your weight will increase by more than the figures I had written above.
You should take care of your diet throughout your pregnancy and also engage in safe exercise.
Taking care of yourself is also taking care of your baby.