Pregnancy weight gain
How much weight gain is acceptable during pregnancy?
Chief Nutritionist at Shyft
Most women should gain somewhere between 25 and 35 pounds (11.5 to 16 kilograms) during pregnancy. Most will gain 2 to 4 pounds (1 to 2 kilograms) during the first trimester, and then 1 pound (0.5 kilogram) a week for the rest of the pregnancy.
The amount of weight gain depends on your situation :
- Overweight women need to gain less (15 to 25 pounds or 7 to 11 kilograms or less, depending on their pre-pregnancy weight).
- Underweight women will need to gain more (28 to 40 pounds or 13 to 18 kilograms).
- You should gain more weight if you are having more than 1 baby. Women having twins need to gain 37 to 54 pounds (16.5 to 24.5 kilograms).
Make sure that you consult your gynaecologist on what would be suitable for you, it is absolutely crucial to ensure the right nutrition for you and the fetus that aids in ideal development.
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