Pregnancy weight gain calculator is a handy tool for estimating how much weight you should gain during your pregnancy as per the recommended guidelines. You can use it to determine your current pregnancy weight gain and compare it with the recommended one, on weekly basis during the pregnancy
|Week||Recommended Weight Range(Kg)||Recommended Weight Gain(Kg)|
Pregnancy is the unique phase in woman’s life when everyone encourages her to gain weight and ensure a healthy pregnancy. There are various factors which determines the weight gain during pregnancy e.g. adequate diet, age, height, pre pregnancy BMI etc.
Weight gain during pregnancy is a normal process. It is necessary to be monitored at regular intervals by the mothers.
The pregnancy weight gain calculator is a convenient tool for assessing how much recommended weight you should put on during pregnancy. You can use pregnancy weight gain calculator to know the recommended weight gain week by week. Keeping in mind that these values are recommended for the good health of you and your baby.
Ideally for normal pregnancy, weight gain depends on pre-pregnancy body mass index. Weight gain for a woman with normal BMI (18.5-24.9) is 11-16 kg. An obese woman (BMI>30) should not gain more than 7kg, whereas an underweight woman (BMI<18.5) may be allowed to gain up to 18 kg.
|Pre- pregnancy BMI||Pre- pregnancy Category||Recommended Weight Gain|
|< 18.5||Underweight||28-40lb (13-18kg)|
|18.5 – 24.9||Normal||24-35lb (11-16kg)|
|25-29.9> 30||Obese||11-20lb (5-9kg)|
|Pre- pregnancy BMI||Category||Recommended Weight Gain|
|18.5 – 24.9||Normal||37-54lb (17-25kg)|
|> 30||Obese||25-42lb (11-19kg)|
In normal pregnancy, variable amount of weight gain is a constantphenomenon. The total weight |gain during singleton pregnancy for a healthywoman averages 11 kg.
If you are not gaining appropriate weight during pregnancy, it might lead togreater risk of pregnancy complications | such as premature baby birth, babylow birth weight,It is suggested to recommend your doctor/dietician to get the | customized charting.