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Health Tip: Gaining Weight During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) — It’s healthy and normal to gain weight during pregnancy — up to a point.

The womenshealth.gov website offers these guidelines for how many pounds you should expect to gain while you’re pregnant:

  • Women who were at a normal weight before pregnancy should expect to gain 11.5 to 13.5 KG.
  • Women who were underweight before pregnancy should gain 12.7 to 18.2 KG.
  • Women who were overweight before pregnancy should gain 6.8 to 11.5 KG.
  • Women who were obese before pregnancy should gain 5 to 9 KG.

The site advises checking with your doctor to learn an amount of weight gain that’s safe for you.

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