Gaining weight during your pregnancy is something you need to plan carefully. The amount and rate of weight gain depends, to a large extent, on your current weight and height.
The chart above will help you plan how much weight to gain.
Too much, too little?
Your weight gain during pregnancy affects your baby’s birth weight, which will in turn, determine his current and future health status over low birth weight babies. A healthy birth weight of 3-4 kg ensures:
- Lower rate of infant death
- Fewer serious childhood illnesses
- Fewer mental and physical handicaps
- Physical and mental advantages