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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