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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pregnancy & Weight Gain

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How Much Weight Should You Gain During Your Pregnancy?

Eating the right number of calories lets you and your baby gain the proper amount of weight. During the first 3 months of your pregnancy, you do not need to change the number of calories you are eating.

Normal-weight women need an extra 300 calories each day during the last 6 months of pregnancy. This totals about 1,900 to 2,500 calories a day. If you were underweight, overweight, or obese before you became pregnant, or if you are pregnant with more than one baby, you may need a different number of calories. Talk to your health care provider about how much weight you should gain and how many calories you need.

Listed below is a weight gain guide based on  pre-pregnancy weight  for women expecting only one baby.

If you are: Underweight You should gain: about 27 to 40 pounds

If you are: Normal weight You should gain: about 25 to 35 pounds

If you are: Overweight You should gain: about 15 to 25 pounds

If you are: Obese You should gain: about 15 pounds or less

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