Normal Weight Gain At 21 Weeks’ Gestation?
Morning, I want to ask. At the moment my pregnancy is 21 weeks, I have gained 8 kg in weight, is this increase normal? (Body weight before pregnancy is approximately 51 kg) r n r nThank you.
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Weight gain during pregnancy can be determined based on body mass index (BMI) before you become pregnant. To determine this BMI you need information about your height too. The following is how to calculate BMI:
BMI = body weight (in kg) / height (in m) 2
The following are interpretations of IMT:
BMI> 25 is called obese BMI 23-24.9 is called overweight BMI 18.5-22.9 is called normal BMI <18.5 is called underweight The following is the recommended amount of weight gain:
For women who are underweight before pregnancy, the recommended weight gain is 13-18 kg. For women who have normal weight before pregnancy, the recommended weight gain is 11.5-16 kg. For women who are overweight before pregnancy, the recommended increase in body weight is 7-11.5 kg. If your weight is normal, you are advised to gain 1-2 kilograms in weight throughout your first trimester of pregnancy and around 400-500 grams per week for the rest of your pregnancy. You should be more careful in choosing the food you eat during your pregnancy. Eat in sufficient quantities and do not overdo it so that the increase in body weight does not exceed normal. The following article is about the risk of being overweight during pregnancy.
Swollen feet in pregnancy are quite normal when a large pregnancy starts. Swollen feet will usually be more visible if you stand a lot or walk a lot, or sit hanging feet. However, you should check with your obstetrician to make sure that the swollen foot is not caused by something else such as preeclampsia. To deal with swollen feet during pregnancy, try to sit or lie down by lifting your legs higher and keeping your weight from increasing excessively.
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