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Weight and height checks in pregnancy

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Weight Checks and Pregnancy

At your booking appointment, your weight will be measured to calculate your body mass index (BMI). However, regular weight checks are not typically conducted throughout your pregnancy. It's important to note that weight gain during pregnancy is a normal and necessary part of the process. Most women gain between 10 to 12.5 kilograms (22 to 28 pounds) in pregnancy after being 20 weeks pregnant. Much of the extra weight is because the baby is growing, but your body also stores fat for making breast milk after birth.

Understanding the Risks of Being Overweight

If you are overweight, you may have an increased risk of experiencing complications during pregnancy. It's important to have open and honest discussions with your healthcare provider about your weight and any concerns you may have. They can provide guidance and support to help you manage your weight in a healthy and safe way during pregnancy.

The Importance of Healthy Diet and Exercise

Maintaining a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise are crucial during pregnancy. Eating a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-rich foods supports your overall health and the development of your baby. Regular exercise, with guidance from your healthcare provider, can help improve your strength, endurance, and overall well-being during pregnancy. Remember to consult with your doctor or midwife before starting any new exercise routine.

Learn more: Benefits of Working Out While Pregnant

Monitoring Height During Pregnancy

While weight checks are more common during prenatal visits, monitoring your height is also important. Your height remains relatively stable throughout pregnancy, but changes in body proportions can occur due to postural adjustments and other factors related to pregnancy. Accurate height measurements contribute to a comprehensive assessment of your overall health and ensure appropriate care.

 At Lola&Lykke, we understand that navigating these health stuff during pregnancy can be overwhelming, and we want to support you in any way we can. That's why we're proud to have a team of health experts to provide you with the advice and support you need during this journey.

For more information on other pregnancy-related topics, don't forget to check out our comprehensive pregnancy health resources, where you'll find loads of useful tips and information to guide you through your pregnancy journey.

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by Lola&Lykke Team