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A 35-year-old member asked:

why are there new pregnancy weight gain standards?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
More obese populatio: In the midst of an obesity epidemic, the institute of medicine accumulated more data to show what the optimal weight gain should be depending on your prepregnancy weight for height. These guidelines are meant to minimize the risk of fetal growth abnormalities and prevent adverse perinatal outcomes., while assuring the long-term health of the offspring as well (studies show that it can be affected).

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A 26-year-old member asked:

How much weight is too much to gain in pregnancy?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
40lb: Answer can vary according to your base weight. Most pts who gain more than 40 lbs may have issues in preg and they usually will not get their orig. Metabolic rate back.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How much weight to gain during pregnancy is normal?

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Dr. Alan Colitz
Dentistry 46 years experience
2 to 2.5 lbs /.month: 25 to 30 lbs for full term.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Please give advice on how much weight I should gain during pregnancy?

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Dr. Joseph Pena
Fertility Medicine 25 years experience
2009 IOM guidelines: Here are the 2009 institute of medicine guidelines for pregnancy weight gain, based on a woman's bmi (body mass index) before becoming pregnant with one baby: underweight: gain 28-40 pounds normal weight: gain 25-35 pounds overweight: gain 15-25 pounds obese: gain 11-20 pounds.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how much weight should you gain during pregnancy?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Avg wt gain 25-35 po: Pounds no more than 35 and if u gain less than 25 but the baby is growing fine that is not a concern and very heavy people may not gain much at all.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

How much weight do you gain at 2 weeks of pregnancy?

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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Every woman is different, and the amount of predicted weight gain varies with the pre-pregnancy height and weight. For example, if the pre-pregnancy weight is 120 lbs at a height of 5 ft 3 in, you can predict a weight gain of 1/4 to 1/2 lb at 2 weeks. Check with your clinician for a pregnancy weight gain calculator. Hope that helps.

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