Weight Gain During Pregnancy

 Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Weight Gain During Pregnancy



So what do you guys think is the recommended waking for a pregnant lady I'm going to let you guys guess for a second my mom and like that generation you see in like sixty pounds but now I feel like with social media people are glamourizing gaining as little weight as possible Wow here is the answer you are at a healthy BMI and you guys know I hate the BMI but if you're at a healthy weight which is technically an eighteen point five to a 25 BMI you are recommended to gain between 25 and 35 pounds.

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• Now if you are less than an eighteen point five BMI the recommended weight gain is 28 to 40 pounds and if you are overweight if your BMI is above 25 then your recommended to gain 18 to 25 pounds and if you're considered obese they recommend gaining 11 to 20 pounds now if you've never been pregnant you're like where does all that weight come from is it all fat cuz the baby only weighs like 7 to 8 pounds right so one and a half pounds is the placenta that's what actually is beating the baby essentially keeping keeping him or her alive seven pounds are maternal sores of fat protein and other nutrients so really if you're going to gain 30 pounds only.


• Seven pounds is actually technically fat seven and a half pounds is your average sized full-term baby two pounds for breast tissue yep everybody's boobs get bigger one thing we like is ladies well not me but most of us four pounds of increased fluid volume 4 pounds of increased blood volume 2 pounds is your uterus which is basically the water balloon holding the baby and two pounds of amniotic fluid which is the water inside that water balloon that the baby is floating in so when you feel like swollen and you hear your nurses tell you that you know you've got 50% more blood volume that's where those other eight pounds are coming from so that all equals 30 pounds a lot of math but that's just to show you guys that when you do gain 30 pounds it's not like you're literally eating hamburgers to gain fat it's actually going to a lot of other places so that aside okay that's why you need to actually gain weight I have found that since I became pregnant I have experienced a lot of different opinions on pregnancy and weight gain.


Now the first thing I want to point out is that in a lot of the message boards part of the bum or what to expect women are asking I've only gained five pounds is this normal without even mentioning how tall they are how much they weigh if they exercise if they had morning sickness and then you'll see another person say I feel terrible about myself I've gained 20 pounds already I feel so fat and I feel like nobody else has gained any weight you know is there something wrong with me and the answer to both of these people is no everybody gains weight differently during pregnancy every single pregnancy is different it's important not to compare yourself to others especially if someone is leaving a comment.

Weight Gain Pregnancy

Weight Gain Pregnancy



• That it's as vague as I've only gained 5 pounds as this normal can you guys see the baby moving he's moving um but any license so I hate when people ask these questions because you really need to give some context and if you're really that worried you should be asking your doctor not strangers on Facebook or the bump or what to expect someone's only gained five pounds in their in their third trimester they were probably overweight to begin with in their body is finally experiencing a little bit of equilibrium with calories and calories out for me uh this pregnancy has been one of the first times in my life that I've really been in tune with my hunger levels regardless of you know what time it is if I'm not hungry I'm not going to eat something whereas before it's like oh it's snack time or it's dinner I'm hungry I'm actually able to regulate.


• How much I eat and if I eat too much I'm not going to be hungry for a while laughter it's kind of crazy and the best part about pregnancy that I have found is that you know before I was pregnant I would sometimes categorize days as days or bad days based on what I would eat if I ate too much sugar it was a bad day if I you know ate 1,600 calories and minimal artificial ingredients it was a good day and the best part of pregnancy is that there are no bad days I've never experienced this much self compassion with my own body if I eat too many cookies oops like I'm pregnant that happened I'm in the healthy range of 25 to 30 pounds and I'm pretty much on track to gain between 25 and 30 pounds.


• So I'm pretty excited about that and so you know whatever I've been doing is been working for me and this has been one of my favorite times of my life because I've really just been kind to myself and I haven't been judging my body so I didn't want to do this video to judge other people there are some women on Instagram who like to flaunt how little weight they've gained and of course they do the hashtags and it's like you know third trimester and it looks like they're still you know a size two gene and I think that all of these pictures on Instagram and social media can really have a negative impact on other pregnant women because we are emotional more vulnerable and we tend to compare ourselves to these other women however when I said this on my blog I had a lot of women say I'm one of those ladies that barely looks pregnant and I eat.


• So much I try to eat a lot people criticize me for not gaining enough weight and I don't want other pregnant women to compare themselves or criticize other pregnant ladies I just want you guys to have self compassion have love for yourself have love for your body and to know that every pregnancy is different if your intentions are to take pictures of yourselves in sexy lingerie flaunting your bump and how small you are and you're uploading those to Instagram I'm not really a big fan of that like who who are you serving in that process you know it kind of seems like you're just doing that for self validation and for verification from strangers that yes you are a hot pregnant person if you're documenting how big your bump is getting and you're wearing clothes it's a little different wearing lingerie I think is a little bit much you.


 • But she literally didn't look pregnant up until like her dude her due date so that's about it if you guys are curious I've gained 22 pounds to date I am due in like six weeks so allegedly I can gain a half a pound to a pound a day before he comes out so probably going to be around thirty pounds I think I just wanted to share this Article with you if you're pregnant or if you know someone that's pregnant and it's feeling bad about how much weight they've gained or feeling bad about how little weight they've gained.