Knowing how much pregnancy weight gain you should be experiencing and being able to track it week by week can help you stay healthy and happy all throughout your pregnancy. The target weight range our pregnancy weight tracker will provide is based on your pre-pregnancy weight and height. This tool will also provide you with a weight gain chart to help you see how good you are at keeping a healthy weight.
Pregnancy weight gain is an expected thing and makes for a really healthy baby. But like in your pre-pregnancy phase, not all amounts of weight gain are good for you or for the baby. The amount of weight that you should gain during your pregnancy will depend on how much you initially weighed before you were pregnant; it will be based on whether you were underweight, had a normal weight, overweight, or obese. Being able to track how much you gain during the weeks of your pregnancy will help you stay healthy and have a great pregnancy.
How do you find out what type of weight you had during your pre-pregnancy phase? It will all depend on the relationship between your height and your weight which is calculated as the Body Mass Index. By using our pregnancy weight tracker and inputting your height and pre-pregnancy weight, you will be able to check your BMI and be given a target weight gain range according to the guidelines set by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2009.
Our pregnancy weight tracker will also provide you with a weight gain chart which shows you the minimum to maximum pregnancy weight gain you should be experiencing through each week of your pregnancy. Knowing how the pounds are distributed throughout your pregnancy will ensure that you never gain too much at any given point. Using this pregnancy weight tracker will also enable you to make sure that your diet is healthy and you’re getting enough exercise.
Why is keeping track of your weight gain so important? If you gain more than the recommended weight, there is a greater likelihood of you undergoing a cesarean delivery as well as keeping that weight after giving birth. There is also a possibility that you will weigh more during your next pregnancy and be at risk of developing complications such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. If you gain too little, you are at a higher risk of delivering a premature baby or a baby with a low birth weight, both of which can cause health complications for your baby.