Healthy Tips: Pregnancy

Healthy Pregnancy Tips

Gaining an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy helps your baby grow AND can lower the chances that later in life you and your child will have obesity and weight related problems.

It’s important to gain weight slowly to maintain optimum health:

  • You should gain 1 – 4 pounds in the first 3 months
  • You should gain 2 – 4 pounds each month from 4 months until delivery
  • Track your weight and work with your PCP
  • Don’t try to lose weight if your pregnant

Healthy tips of the day brought to you by Eastern Connecticut Health Network.

To help prepare for the exciting adventures of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting, ECHN provides a wide variety of childbirth education classes through the Family Birthing Center.

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Pregnant African American mother holding her stomach

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