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Why are there so many different patterns of weight gain in pregnant women?
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Genetics
Every woman is different so every pattern of weight gain (and every pregnancy) will be different.
As a general rule of thumb, a normal weight woman should gain between 25-35 pounds while pregnant. This often comes as a spurt in the middle of the pregnancy. Overweight women should gain less and underweight women more. Good nutrition and exercise are recommended for all pregnant women.

In brief: Genetics
Every woman is different so every pattern of weight gain (and every pregnancy) will be different.
As a general rule of thumb, a normal weight woman should gain between 25-35 pounds while pregnant. This often comes as a spurt in the middle of the pregnancy. Overweight women should gain less and underweight women more. Good nutrition and exercise are recommended for all pregnant women.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Emotions and hunger
Pregnancy does increase hunger cravings.
The body is simply wired that way. Emotions can play a part for sure. Depression an stress ten to trigger comfort foods. Usually harder to exercise. Always address your eating patterns with your OB doctor.

In brief: Emotions and hunger
Pregnancy does increase hunger cravings.
The body is simply wired that way. Emotions can play a part for sure. Depression an stress ten to trigger comfort foods. Usually harder to exercise. Always address your eating patterns with your OB doctor.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
I agree. Remember there are just as many patterns of weight gain in men and not pregnant women too.
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