Concerned with how much or how little weight you are gaining during your pregnancy? Weight gain during pregnancy is a norm, however, there is such a thing as too much! Ms Kellie Kong, Dietitian from the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics at KK Women's and Children's Hospital shares.
How to tell if you're eating enough during pregnancy
Monitoring your weight gain is a quick and simple way to assess if you are having a balanced and well-nourished diet during pregnancy.
According to Ms Kellie Kong, Dietitian from the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics at KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), a member of the SingHealth group, an unbalanced diet during pregnancy can predispose your baby to chronic diseases later on in life, so aim to put on the appropriate amount of weight.
To determine how much you should gain during pregnancy:
1. Calculate your Body Mass Index before pregnancy (Pre-Pregnancy BMI) Body Mass Index = Weight (kg) before pregnancy / Height (m) x Height (m)
2. Aim for the weekly and total weight gain corresponding to your Pre-Pregnancy BMI
Click here to see the table for acceptable weight gains.