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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.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 07 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Pre-pregnancy check-up

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