U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
ZA
A 29-year-old female asked:

18 weeks pregnant i have already gained more than 12 kg in weight since i have been pregnant. i eat rice n chicken, breakfast oats or eggs with bread. fruits as snacks or veggies eatable raw. will i give birth naturally?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Pregnancy wt gain: Surprisingly, if you are underweight when you get pregnant you are encouraged to gain more weight during your pregnancy. Women with a BMI of under 18.5 are encouraged to gain between 13-18kg. Women with a normal BMI of 18.5-24.9 are encouraged to gain between 11-16kg and women with a BMI over 25 are encouraged to gain only 7-9kg. Watch your salt intake, and total calories if you are concerned.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jul 17, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.