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I am pregnant, how much weight should I gain?

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  • For women who were normal weight before pregnancy (BMI of 18.5-24.9) the recommended weight gain guideline is 25-35 pounds.
  • Women who are underweight (BMI of less than 18.5) should gain between 28-40 pounds
  • Women who begin pregnancy overweight (BMI of 30 or more) should strive for a weight gain of 11-20 pounds
  • Eating healthy meals will allow you to gain adequate amount of weight during your pregnancy. Putting on weight that is unnecessary is easy to do when you’re eating junk food. Eating a well-rounded diet is important.