It’s important to stay on target with your weight gain while pregnant. The average number of pounds a pregnant woman gains per month is 3-5. This depends on where she started her pregnancy, be it at a normal weight or under or overweight. Every woman is different! Ashley Pettit, head of , chats with author and dietician Bridget Swinney on how to stay on track.
Most women will need 2,000 to 2,400 calories a day. Make sure you don’t eat too much of anything so focus on healthy snacks and meals for the both of you.
Tips to Tracking Weight and Food Intake:
- Don’t weigh yourself more than once every week.
- Keep track of your food intake.
- This can easily be done with apps on your cellular device.
- Exercise 30-minutes daily unless your physician says otherwise.
As long as you’re tracking you’re weight without being paranoid and over doing it, you’re on the right path.