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Is it normal to lose weight in the 3rd trimester?

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Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 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).
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
No: Baby gain weight during 3rd trimester be careful if there are changes in weight gain.

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