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|Prepregnancy Body Mass Index (Bmi)||Current Recommendation||New Studies Suggest|
|less than 19.8 (low)||gain 8-40 lbs.||gain 9-22 lbs.|
|19.8-26 (normal)||gain 25-35 lbs.||gain 5-22 lbs.|
|26.1-29.9 (overweight)||gain 15-25 lbs.||gain under 20 lbs.|
|30-35 (obese)||gain at least 15 lbs.||gain under 13 lbs.|
|35.1-39.9 (class II obesity)||n/a||gain 0-9 lbs.|
|40+ (class III obesity)||n/a||lose 0-9 lbs.|
To determine your recommended weight gain, go to fitpregnancy.com/bmi.