Some women worry about getting fat after pregnancy. They will deliberately control their diet to prevent them from gaining too much weight, so that they can recover their body shape as soon as possible after childbirth; while some women, after pregnancy, want to give their babies more nutrition, and eat a big tonic during pregnancy. However, this is not wise, because these behaviors may lead to unscientific weight gain during pregnancy. The growth of body weight during pregnancy needs to follow certain rules. If the growth is too fast or too slow, it may indicate that the health of mother and baby is out of order, which must be paid attention to.

What is weight monitoring during pregnancy?

With the increase of gestational weeks, the fetus grows up gradually, and the uterus of pregnant mother is also increasing, the breast will further develop, the formation of placenta and amniotic fluid and maternal blood, interstitial fluid and fat will have physiological changes, and the weight of pregnant mother will gradually increase.

Every pregnant mother who has been to a birth check-up knows that every time you do a routine birth check-up, the doctor will let you measure your weight and record it in the mother and child health manual until delivery, thus forming the weight curve of the pregnant mother.

Weight change during pregnancy is an important indicator for doctors to judge the health status of pregnant mothers and fetuses. When the pregnant mother’s weight gain is too fast, it may indicate abnormal body, such as recessive edema. Obese pregnant mothers will increase the birth canal resistance, increase the burden of the body itself, prolong the time of the evening, and increase the risk of dystocia. Excessive weight gain during pregnancy will also increase the risk of pregnancy induced hypertension, gestational diabetes and other diseases. On the contrary, slow or no weight gain during pregnancy should be paid attention to, which may indicate fetal growth restriction.

Warning of weight change in early, middle and late pregnancy

The change of pregnant mother’s weight not only reflects the development of fetus to a certain extent, but also indicates the symptoms of gestational diabetes mellitus, pregnancy induced hypertension and other diseases. Pregnant mothers should pay attention to the weight changes in the early, middle and late pregnancy.

Early pregnancy:

In the first three months of pregnancy, normal pregnancy reactions generally do not lead to weight changes. However, if there is serious pregnancy vomiting, which affects eating, it can lead to metabolic disorders and affect the health of pregnant mothers and fetuses. At this time, you should go to the hospital in time, and the doctor will take appropriate measures according to your situation to ensure safety.

Second trimester:

After the pregnancy reaction disappears, the appetite of the pregnant mother will gradually recover, at this time, the weight will slowly rise. Generally, the weight gain per week is less than 0.5kg. If the weight gain exceeds the normal range, you should see a doctor, eliminate potential diseases as soon as possible, and adjust diet and exercise according to the doctor’s advice.

Gestational period:

By the late pregnancy, the incidence rate of pregnancy induced hypertension and other diseases will increase. However, pregnant mothers need not worry too much, weight gain is only one of the reference values, and can not be the diagnostic criteria. Because the body of pregnant mothers at this stage is prone to edema, even some pregnant mothers who do not suffer from pregnancy induced hypertension may be overweight. But since there is a risk of pregnancy induced hypertension, pregnant mothers still have to pay attention to Oh.

Pregnant mothers should pay special attention to their own weight changes during the whole pregnancy, adjust their diet and control their weight according to the situation. In order to better monitor the change of weight, pregnant mothers can buy electronic weight scales, measure them at home every day, record the data, and draw the weight curve. In this way, the health of pregnancy is more guaranteed!


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