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What is a normal weight gain pattern if i am pregnant with twins?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
35-45 lbs total: Total weight gain is more important than the rate at which you gain. It is better if it is gradual but different for everyone. Numbers for weight gain are based on studies with best outcomes for mom and babies. Normal weight women should gain about 35-45#. If you're thin before pregnancy, it may be better to gain a little more. If you're overweight, gaining less weight is generally better.
Dr. Jaime Lopez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
35-44 lbs: About 1.65 lb/wk in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy, for a total gain of 35-44-lbs.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is a good schedule of weight gain if I am pregnant with twins?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
35 pounds average: Weight gain for a woman at ideal body weight is approximately 25 pounds with a single baby and 35 pounds with twins. Less if you are overweight.

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