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Considering Pregnancy?

Think About Your Diet and Fitness Routine Now

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Planning ahead makes a lot of sense!

Improving health status before becoming pregnant has its advantages:
  • You will feel better.
  • It will help you keep your weight gain during pregnancy within a safe range.
  • It will contribute to a greater sense of well-being.
  • It can reduce your postpartum recovery time.


Directions: Find your weight on the bottom of the graph. Go straight up from that point until you come to the line that matches your height. Then look to find your weight group.



Source: Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (2000). This article has been reviewed by Becky Hand, Licensed and Registered Dietician
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Amy is a certified health education specialist with a master's degree from the University of Cincinnati.

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