Our expert says:
Congratulations on your pregnancy. If you started your pregnancy with a normal weight and BMI then you can gain between 11,5 and 16 kg over the 9 months, which represent a gain of about 1 kg to 1,7 kg per month. After about 5,5 months you have gained 6,5 kg or 1,2 kg per month which is not excessive. The fact that you are drinking 2-4 glasses of low fat milk every day is excellent as this will provide you and the baby with the 1200 mg of calcium you need per dag to ensure the development of baby's strong bones and teeth, without you suffering from calcium depletion. If you have cravings for sweets and coffee at lunchtime, then see if eating low-fat, low-GI foods will help. Click on 'DietnFood' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' to read about the GI. Although it is not a good idea to have an excessive intake of caffeine during pregnancy, having one cup of coffee a day should not be harmful to you or the baby. Going for a walk in the fresh air every day should also help to control your weight. But do not do any exercise without first checking with the dr or gynae who is monitoring your pregnancy.
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