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What is the appropriate weight gain in pregnancy?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 doctors agree

In brief: 25 lbs

That's the standard quote.
The recommendation may vary depending on your baseline wt. If your pre-pregnancy wt was over ideal wt. Then your dr may recommend less wt. Gain or even no wt. Gain.

In brief: 25 lbs

That's the standard quote.
The recommendation may vary depending on your baseline wt. If your pre-pregnancy wt was over ideal wt. Then your dr may recommend less wt. Gain or even no wt. Gain.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics

In brief: See below

Studies show that women who gain too much during pregnancy are at a higher risk for having a cesarean delivery.
They also tend to retain too much weight after pregnancy and have a higher weight in subsequent pregnancies. Your pre-pregnancy weight was in the healthy range for your height (a bmi of 18.5 to 24.9), you should gain between 25 and 35 pounds, gaining 1 to 5 pounds in the first trimeste.

In brief: See below

Studies show that women who gain too much during pregnancy are at a higher risk for having a cesarean delivery.
They also tend to retain too much weight after pregnancy and have a higher weight in subsequent pregnancies. Your pre-pregnancy weight was in the healthy range for your height (a bmi of 18.5 to 24.9), you should gain between 25 and 35 pounds, gaining 1 to 5 pounds in the first trimeste.
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
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