6 Tips To Managing Pregnancy Weight Gain
100 extra calories a day during your first trimester and 300 extra calories a day in the next two trimesters.
Drink water, plus more. During pregnancy, your general fluid needs to increase to support fetal circulation, amniotic fluid, a higher blood volume, and regulate your body heat.
The current recommendation for water intake is drinking 8–10 glasses of water each day. If you are not drinking enough water during pregnancy, you can be prone to overheating. If your urine is dark yellow, that’s a sure sign you need to drink up!
Get up and move. Believe me, a pregnant woman’s body truly needs time to rest. However, you must still get up and move. Even when your balance is off or your back is hurting, or you’re just genuinely tired.
Getting up to walk or move is what helps relieve a lot of those symptoms. Exercise doesn’t only manage your weight but it also improves your posture and decreases some common discomforts and ailments such as backaches, fatigue, gestational diabetes, and stress. It also allows you to build more stamina for when it’s time for labor and delivery.
Watch your salt and sugar intake. When pregnant women have too much salt and sugar in their system, their feet tend to swell endlessly. Start making it a habit to measure your