Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator
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Keeping track of your pregnancy weight gain can
help you maintain a healthy pregnancy.
Use the calculator below to learn how much weight you should gain during each week of your your pregnancy.
According to the Institute of Medicine, how much weight you should gain depends on your pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI),
which is calculated using your age and height. While not perfect science, the results will depend on whether you are
medically considered obese, average, or underweight.
This calculator and your results are
based on the pregnancy weight gain guidelines released by the
Institute of Medicine (IOM). The information presented is only meant to be a guide to achieving a healthy pregnancy weight gain,
and does not replace the advice or recommendation given to you by your doctor.
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How much weight gain is too much? And does it really matter what you eat as long as you gain the right amount of weight for the pregnancy?
Most pregnant women will agree that one of their least favorite parts during pregnancy checkups is stepping on that scale. Are you gaining enough? Too much? Too little? Why and when should your doctor become concerned, and when should you?
Just because your caloric intake needs increase doesn't mean you have carte blanche on obtaining those calories. Make sure your foods pack a healthy punch so you get the most nutritionally from your eating choices.
Gaining weight during pregnancy is a natural process and an important one. For most women it's not too hard to do. However, for some women, the act of gaining weight is elusive.
Pregnant with twins? The math isn't as simple as doubling your calorie intake, or gaining twice the weight recommended for singleton pregnancies. However, making sure you eat right foods and gain enough will go far in preventing many complications.
This is no time for a woman to begin a strict diet and exercise regimen, and you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), about half of all women ages 25 to 55 are plus-sized.
Join us today and keep track of weight gain each week.
Read about others' weight gain journey in the comments section below, share yours, or feel free to just vent.