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Weight Gain During Pregnancy

What Makes Up The Extra Weight

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What we’re sharing here are the guidelines from trusted medical sources (eg: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) but they’re just that – guidelines.

It is important to chat with your OB or Midwife to discuss the factors that may affect your individual weight gain goals during pregnancy.
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Your weight never reflects your value and the conversation about your weight belongs between you and your healthcare provider and no one else!
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The amount of weight gain recommended for a healthy pregnancy is determined by your prepregnancy BMI. If you had a normal BMI before pregnancy (18.5% – 24.9%), it is recommended to gain between 25-35 lbs.
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So while 30 or more pounds may seem like a lot, most of it is related directly to the baby itself and the organs and body functions required to grow the baby.
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It is typically recommended to gain 1-5lbs during the first trimester and then 1-2lbs per week in the second and third trimesters. These are just averages so talk to your healthcare provider as they may adjust these based on your individual circumstances.
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Instead of focusing solely on the number on the scale, it’s helpful to focus on what you’re eating instead of how much or how little. The right nutrition is the key to having a well-rounded diet which is what will get the right nutrition to your baby.
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If you feel comfortable, let us know how much weight you have gained during pregnancy to show other moms they are not alone! 👇
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paudelafuente3
paudelafuente3
1 month ago

28 weeks and 30 lb, some problems but feeling good with my body💖

seqziqban
seqziqban
3 months ago

I gained 57lbs with my son this year! 😩 and was alll belly (im down 30lbs so far!)

a_miss_bryan_enuh
a_miss_bryan_enuh
5 months ago

12 weeks and 20 lb

mum_all_over
mum_all_over
6 months ago

I’m 34+5 and gained a whole 4lb. With my son I gained 50lb… with my first daughter I lost weight and my second now.. I’m up to 4lb

_.ashley._.seymour._
_.ashley._.seymour._
6 months ago

I’m almost 31 weeks and I gained 41 lbs 😳😳

nickkichi
nickkichi
7 months ago

I’ve only gained about 6 lbs at 31 weeks…I was actually losing weight at one point 🤷🏽‍♀️

emilycody63
emilycody63
7 months ago

I am 30 weeks and I’ve gained 19!

gabrieanne103
gabrieanne103
7 months ago

Weird. I’m 33 weeks and only gained 1lb

surfcitycalifornia
surfcitycalifornia
7 months ago

I only gained 15 pounds with both my boys and they were fine! A perk is because of that i didn’t get any stretch marks 👍

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