Most pregnant women are always worried on the issue of weight gain during pregnancy. Well, one thing is sure, when once you’re pregnant, weight gain becomes inevitable. However, if you’re disturbed on how much weight you should gain, you can find out as you read through this write-up.
In the first place, you have to know that weight gain during pregnancy depends mainly on two factors: how much you weighed before the conception period and how appropriate your pre-conception weight is to your height. Now, the relationship between your weight and height is usually expressed in a number known as “Body Mass Index” (BMI). This is usually calculated in medical institutions. Bear in mind that the appropriate guideline for weight gain during pregnancy is usually issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Recently, in May 2009, the institute came up with latest recommendations as follows: