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How Much Weight Should I Gain?


Rate your prepregnancy weight (pounds)
height underweight normal overweight obese
5' < 102 102-132 133-147 > 148
5'2" < 107 107-141 142-157 > 158
5'4" < 116 116-152 153-170 > 171
5'6" < 123 123-161 162-180 > 181
5'10" < 138 138-181 182-202 > 203
Your gain plan (pounds)
if you     
were . . .
underweight normal overweight obese
you should
gain a       
 total of . . .
28-40 25-35 15-25 11-20
Where do the pregnancy pounds go?
maternal stores of fat, protein, and other nutrients 7 lbs
increased body fluid 4 lbs
increased blood 3-4 lbs
breast growth 1-2 lbs
enlarged uterus 2 lbs
amniotic fluid 2 lbs
placenta 1.5 lbs
baby 6-8 lbs
total 26.5-30.5 lbs
source: American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists

 

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