How much weight gain is normal during pregnancy?
A healthy amount of weight gain during pregnancy depends on your weight before you become pregnant. For women who have a pre-pregnancy weight in the healthy range (a body mass index of 18.5 - 25), the recommended overall weight gain in pregnancy is 11.5-16 kilograms. For women who carry extra weight, weight loss is generally not recommended during pregnancy. Rather, a reduced amount of weight gain may be suggested as your target. For women who are underweight, a greater-than-average weight gain may be recommended.