What’s a healthy way to put on weight? September 08 2014

It’s best to gain weight gradually. You will probably gain between 11Kg and 14Kg during your pregnancy, between 18Kg and 20Kg if you are pregnant with twins.

Bear in mind the weight gain varies among woman, and how much weight you put on during your pregnancy depends on many factors. So concentrate on eating a healthy diet of carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables, protein and milk and dairy foods, and just a little in the way of fats and sugars.

You may gain the least weight during the first trimester. Your weight should then steadily increase throughout the second trimester, and you may put on the weight over the third trimester, when your baby is growing the most.

Source: American Diabetes Association, or ADA