A 26-year-old member asked:
Is it normal to lose weight in the 3rd trimester?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
No: Most women don't lose weight consistently in the third trimester. Some women may gain 2-3 pounds one week and the next week be down 1-2 pounds, this can be very normal. Continued weight loss is more concerning. However, women who are overweight or obese before becoming pregnant may be advised by their doctor to not gain as much weight during pregnancy (maybe only 15 pounds).
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Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
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Last updated Mar 17, 2014
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