How Normal Weight During Pregnancy

Weight gain during pregnancy the mother is certain to increase because women need more nutrients for the development of the baby. But many women confused about the weight gain is normal or not. Just how normal weight during pregnancy?

Like it or not, weight gain during pregnancy can not be avoided. The baby needs the nutrients for growth and development. But thinking diet for two people is not something that can be tolerated when the mother was pregnant.

Pregnant women should stick to a healthy lifestyle, so it can control the weight gain during pregnancy. In addition, of course, to support the baby's health and makes capital easier to lose weight after giving birth.

None matched the size of the increase in weight when the mother was pregnant. How much weight is needed by pregnant women depends on various factors, including body weight before pregnancy and body mass index (BMI). In addition maternal and infant health also plays an important role.

For that mothers should always control their doctor in determining your weight gain is appropriate.
If women gain excessive weight, will have a risk such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The most important thing is to keep the pregnancy a normal weight rather than lose weight. Even if the mother has excess weight before pregnancy, the mother should have a healthy weight during pregnancy so as to avoid bad risks to infants.

But it is also important to get enough weight during pregnancy, especially when entering the second and third trimesters. Because without the addition of sufficient weight, there is the possibility the baby will come early or have a smaller weight than they should.


About ultrasound (USG)

currently pregnant women must get ultrasound (USG) to determine the condition of the baby in the belly of the mother. Some people ask, must all pregnant women get it?? , how important is a pregnant woman is doing an ultrasound?

just for your info, Ultrasound is a test of non-invasive diagnostic that uses sound waves to show visual images of the baby, placenta, uterus and other pelvic organs. This examination is useful to know the development of pregnancy and infant health was conceived.

We did an ultrasound, the technician will transmit high frequency sound waves through the uterus to be bounced off the baby, the result will be images that can translate into sound echoes from the video image to show the form of a baby, the position and movements. Series of images called a sonogram.

On average the mothers perform an ultrasound examination when she entered 16 of gestation until 20 weeks. But there is also a do it since the age of 4 to 5 weeks, or whenever you feel there are signs of trouble. Usually the mothers looked forward to ultrasound at 4 months of gestation, because at that time could see the shape and sex of the baby.

As quoted from babycenter, Thursday (15/10/2009), other benefits can be obtained by performing an ultrasound examination is able to monitor the baby's heart rate per minute, so they can know whether there is a problem with his heart or not. To find out if the baby single or twin, to determine whether the position of the placenta covering the cervix or not because if the cover can cause pain and bleeding afterwards.

If the last trimester, ultrasound is important to know the size of the baby if the weight is too low or excessive. To assess whether the amniotic fluid have too much or too little. To determine the physical form of the baby is normal or not. And equally important is to know the baby's position, because this position can determine whether mothers can give birth normally or forced to by caesarean section.

Performed ultrasound can detect abnormalities in babies who have up to 80 percent. If indeed there is a problem then it could be given first aid even though the baby is still in the womb, so as to eliminate various problems that may arise when the baby is born.

Until now have not found evidence that ultrasound can harm a baby's development. So an ultrasound examination during pregnancy is very important that parents and doctors know what condition the baby in the womb.