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What is a "normal"amount of weight to gain??

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:40 AM on Dec. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • lol i dont think that there is a "normal" amount of weight gain.. im about 29 weeks and i have gained 50 lbs... everybody gains weight differently while pregnant... if you are gaining alot it could just be water weight... i get ALOT of that ...

    Answer by cammar424 at 10:42 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • I was told between 25 and 35 lbs. I gained 52. But I also had edema very bad! Just eat when you are hungry and try to make good choices.

    Answer by MLM0503 at 10:47 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • help with weight gain .. you can try to eat 5 small meals a day .. and not a huge amount at once

    Answer by cammar424 at 10:51 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • I think it depends on if your over or under weight. 20-40 for an average person. I gained 45 and I'm one of those workout health nuts. I just felt to weak to get much exercise and starchy carbs settled my stomach.


    Answer by Farrahann at 11:15 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • If 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 trimester and about 1 pound per week for the rest of your pregnancy for the optimal growth of your baby.
    If you were underweight for your height at conception (a BMI below 18.5), you should gain 28 to 40 pounds.
    If you were overweight for your height (a BMI of 25 to 29.9), you should gain 15 to 25 pounds. If you were obese (a BMI of 30 or higher), you should gain between 11 and 20 pounds.
    If you're having twins, you should gain 37 to 54 pounds if you started at a healthy weight, 31 to 50 pounds if you were overweight, and 25 to 42 pounds if you were obese.

    Answer by SandraB383 at 11:31 AM on Dec. 11, 2009


    Answer by SandraB383 at 11:32 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • I gained 20 with each pregnancy and after each birth the weight immediately fell out with the baby, haha :)

    Answer by SandraB383 at 11:32 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • My doc said between 25-35 lbs...

    With my first I gained 50lbs, my second I gained 45lbs and this one (34wks along) I have gained 20lbs but thats just because Im constantly running up and down the stairs running after the other 2!!!

    As long as your messuring up good and the doc isnt concered I would be either.

    Answer by beka03 at 12:28 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

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