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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?

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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.
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Last updated Jul 17, 2020


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