So what is the answer?
Well on average a women who exercises during her pregnancy can expect to put on anything from 8-16kg. A women who is not active or exercising may put on anything from 12-30kg which is quite a big difference.
Weight gain is varied
Now each women is different and each pregnancy is different. Some women like myself may only gain 1-2 kg in the first 20 weeks were as other women can put on an extra 5kg in the first few weeks!
If you have a very fast weight gain it will generally be fluid you can not increase fat stores this quickly. Some women can experience rapid fluid increases in the 1st or 3rd Tri-mester unfortunately there is nothing you can do about this. It is just how your body is coping with your pregnancy your body lays down fluid to protect itself during stressful times also food intolerance's can increase during pregnancy which may also increase fluid levels.
Reducing Extra Pregnancy Weight
You need to put on weight during a pregnancy you are growing a baby!Your boobs, baby, increased blood volume, increased fluids (amniotic) all weigh! And can be anything from 8-10kg so you have to expect this gain at least (unless you started off above your normal weight). If it bothers you your increasing weight don't get on the scales and put away your jeans!
There is no need however to put on extra weight it just makes your pregnancy harder to carry, can increase discomfort and increase aches and pains.
Maintain a healthy pregnancy weight by exercising moderately and eating healthy. Stay away from sugar and white, high glycemic carbohydrates, instead try to increase your vegetables protein and fat.
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