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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