Use the calculator below to determine your BMI before you were pregnant. Then, use the BMI chart to figure out how much weight to gain during pregnancy.

Body mass index, or BMI, is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women


Height: feet inches Weight: lbs.

BMI Calculation Chart
BMI Calculator

Losing Weight After Delivery

5 After you deliver your baby, your health will be better if you return to a healthy weight.
5 Not losing weight after your baby is born may lead to overweight or obesity later in life.
5 Overweight or obesity later in life may lead to health problems.
5 Talk to your health care provider about reaching a weight that is healthy.

Additional Links:
Fast Food Calculator
American Dietetic Association
Understanding Food Labels

Tips For Healthy Eating

5 Eat foods low in fat
5 Eat fruits and vegetables every day
5 Drink 8 glasses of water every day
5 Cut back on sweets and soft drinks
5 Choose low-fat dairy products


Healthy Baby Is Worth The Weight
A Healthy Baby is Worth the Weight: A video for expecting mothers

Phone: (303) 692-2487
Email: Healthy Baby Campaign

Postal Mail Address:
Healthy Baby Campaign
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530

The Women’s Health Section, and Grant Number 2 B04 MC 00337-07 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services supports the contents of this Web site. All information provided is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.