Nearly Half Of Pregnant American Women Put On Too Much Weight
According to a report last week from Federal health experts,
Nearly half of Pregnant American women put on too much weight, and 20 per cent don’t put on enough.
U.S. women gain too much weight while they’re pregnant, and another 20 percent don’t put on enough weight.
They also estimated that a fewer than a third of pregnant women put on the right amount of weight, which of course important for both mother and baby. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
“It’s not about eating twice as much. It’s eating twice as healthy,” she said.
How much moms should gain depends on their weight when they become pregnant.
Experts at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated the following
- women of a normal weight should put on 25 to 35 pounds.
- overweight women should gain 15 to 25, and obese women should only add 10 to 20.
- unusually thin women, weight gain should be about 30 to 40 pounds.