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.
Gain useful tips on your pregnancy journey and learn what is best for your little ones!
WAKODO's Mummy Corner
This website is based on the Japanese Breastfeeding and Weaning Support Guide 2019ver.
Singapore Food Agency recommends infants above the age of 6 months should start
to receive supplemental foods in addition to the formula.
The weaning ages are recommendation only. Please adjust meal quantity in the order shown in the table according to your baby’s appetite, growth and development.
FOR PREGNANT MOTHERS
Learn how your body adjusts its functions during pregnancy and how your habits and actions can affect it.
During pregnancy, a mother needs to ensure ample nutrition intake to provide for both herself and the baby.