Weight gain is an important part of pregnancy. Eating well and gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy is not only good for you, but also good for your baby.
Eating well and staying active can help you to gain the right amount.
The table below will help you find out how much weight gain will be healthy for you and your baby. These calculations assume a 0.5-2.0 kg (1.1-4.4 lbs.) weight gain in the first trimester.
*Health Canada 2010 Gestational Weight Gain Guidelines
Preterm and low birth weight babies have a greater risk of disease in the first few weeks of life, physical and mental disabilities, and ongoing health problems later in life.
Current as of: September 23, 2015
Author: Alberta Health