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How much weight should i be gaining every week?

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Dr. Jaime Lopez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
1/2-1 pound: For patients who start off at their ideal weight, we recommend 4 lbs in the first trimester, then 1/2-1 lb per week thereafter, for a total of about 25-32 lbs. The weight gain is different for twins, or for patients who are overweight or have medical conditions like hypertension or diabetes.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
In pregnancy?: It's difficult to say in that early on weight may drop. We look at weight over time, 25-35 pounds throughout the pregnancy being optimal for a person of normal weight. 15 pounds is what we look for in an overweight person.
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Depends: Weight gain in pregnancy depends on which trimester you are in and what your starting weight is. For a normal weight person gain 2-3 pounds every 4 weeks then after 20 weeks gain 4 pounds every 4 weeks is good. This would total 25-35 pounds.

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