From early on in pregnancy, babies grow at different rates, so these numbers are merely averages. Your baby's length and weight may differ greatly. Don't worry too much if an ultrasound indicates that your baby is much smaller or larger. Your doctor will let you know if you should worry about what size your baby is. Healthy habits and good nutrition can play a role in increasing your baby's weight. According to HPB, most pregnant women need an extra 300 calories a day (in second and third trimester) and gain between 10 and 12.5kg depending on their pre-pregnancy weight. It is recommended to have a nutrient-dense rather than calorie-dense diet for mothers-to-be. Use the Healthy Diet Pyramid (made up by four food groups) as recommended by HPB to achieve a balanced diet. Increase your calorie intake by adding more fruits and vegetables (rich in folic acid ), whole grains, nuts, seeds and low-fat milk (important for calcium). Folic acid deficiency is linked to premature births and low birth weight. Good sources: Fortified cereals are great sources of folic acid. Leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, and dried beans and peas are good sources of naturally occurring folate. Always speak to your doctor if you are concerned.
Hi Delphiaxinlin, you may want to check out our pregnancy calendar at http://www.dumex.com.sg/tools/Pregnancy-Calendar-Week25 to find out more on your fetus development according to your pregnancy week. The information given from our website is an estimation and every fetus development is different. Do check with your gynae if you have any concern on the progress of your pregnancy. Do ensure you have a well balance diet throughout your pregnancy in order for your fetus to have a healthy growth. Therefore it is important that a pregnant woman consume a variety of foods that contain vitamin C, iron, protein, folic acid and calcium. Other than healthy diet, exercise is also important during your pregnancy. Getting adequate physical activity during pregnancy helps a fetus grow and develop in a healthy way, including gaining enough weight. Always discuss any new diet changes or exercise routines with your gynae to be sure you aren't putting your health or your unborn baby's health in jeopardy.
At 25 weeks, baby should weigh about 600 grams. As long as your doctor checks that your baby is growing well, there is no need to increase your intake. The most important diet to have when you are pregnant is to have a healthy balanced diet.
There is no need to worry - at each gynae's visit, she will do ultra sound scan for you to check bb's growth and weight. She is the best person to adv u if bb is growing well or not. Just ensure that u eat a healthy diet with folic acid and multivitamins. Drink lotsa of water too. And do not purposely eat alot to increase your bb's weight, cos this will cause more harm to both of u, like eg, gestational diebetes, premature bb etc.