Beware of gaining too much/not gaining enough weight!
Gaining too much weight during a pregnancy will make you susceptible to pregnancy induced hypertension. However, recent trends have been seeing mothers-to-be that are too slim. It is said that not gaining enough weight will result in not only a smaller infant but also makes you susceptible to lifestyle related diseases. In any case, weight control during gestation is very important.
How much weight gain is normal during pregnancy?
The weight a pregnant woman gains until birth mostly consists of the weight of the infant (fetus), placenta, amniotic fluid and blood. A newborn's average weight is approximately 3 kilograms. It is said that a mother-to-be's body stores up necessary nutrients for birth and breastfeeding during pregnancy as well. In recent time, weight gain calculated according to each individual's pre-pregnancy weight seems to be the most ideal.
What to eat during pregnancy?
Food consumption during pregnancy is important as it affects both the mom's health as well as the wellbeing and development of the baby.
Due to pregnancy, mom's taste for food might change and start to have different cravings.
In some cases, you might lose appetite due to morning sicknesses.
Sharing some recipes that considers nutritional balance for pregnant women!
Recipes for Pregnant Women
9 Months Recipe
Ingredients (serve 2)
- 80g soft rice
- a pinch of soybean flour (kinako)
- a good amount of ground sesame seeds
How to cook
1. Roll up the soft rice into bite-sized pieces. (About 4 pieces)
2. Sprinkle soybean flour and sesame seeds on each roll.
*Please check allergies before feeding any of the ingredients used.
Age in months is a guide only. Give as your child grows. Always watch your child closely to avoid choking.