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Your Pregnancy Weekly Guide:
During your 22nd week of pregnancy, your baby is starting to discover a world around him as his senses continue to develop.
During the second three months of pregnancy, increase your caloric intake by about 340 calories a day. How much weight you need to gain depends on various factors, including your pre-pregnancy weight. Do not use weight loss diets during pregnancy. You need calories and nutrients for healthy growth and development of your baby. It’s best to consult with your health professional about weight gain.
Here are the guidelines from the Institute of Medicine regarding pregnancy weight gain:
|Pre-Pregnancy Weight||Recommended Weight Gain|
(BMI < 18.5)
|12.5-18 kg (28–40 pounds)|
|11.5-16 kg (25–35 pounds)|
|7-11.5 kg (15–25 pounds)|
(BMI >= 30.0)
|5-9 kg (11–20 pounds)|
BMI: Body Mass Index. BMI is a weight-to-height ratio that you may calculate by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared (kg/m2).
Around the 22nd week of pregnancy, you probably are visiting your physician for another prenatal checkup.
During pregnancy, you might be more susceptible to bacterial food poisoning because of changes in your metabolism, which include a weakened immune system. Fully cook all meats, poultry, fish and eggs for safety. This includes warming hot dogs, deli meats, and cold cuts until they are steaming.
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