Just How Much Weight In The Event You Gain While Pregnant

 

How Much Weight You Should Gain During Pregnancy?

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How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

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How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy? HEALTHY PREGNANCY WEIGHT GAIN

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How do I try and limit my weight gain during pregnancy?

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Ask your health care provider how much weight you should gain. A woman who was average weight before getting pregnant should gain 25 to 35 pounds after becoming pregnant. Underweight women should.

What Percentage of Women Are Within Pregnancy Weight Gain Recommendations? Recent studies found that only about one-third (32%) of women gained the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy and most women gained weight outside the recommendations (21% too little, 48% too much). Your weight gain should pick up so that, if you started your pregnancy at a normal weight, you’d gain a total of about 14 pounds.

In your third trimester, baby’s weight gain will pick up steam, but yours may start to taper off for a net gain of about 10 pounds. Some women find their weight holds steady or even drops a pound or two during the ninth month, when ever. How much pregnancy weight should you gain? It depends on where you started out: underweight, at a healthy weight, overweight, or obese (and whether you’re carrying twins or multiples ). Find out which category you’re in, get your target weight gain, and generate your pregnancy weight gain chart to see whether you’re on track for ending up at a healthy weight. If you were underweight (BMI below 18.5), you should gain between 28 and 40 pounds during your pregnancy.

If your BMI was normal (18.5–24.9), you should gain between 25 and 35 pounds (and 37 to 54 pounds if you’re carrying twins). During pregnancy, you only need about 300 extra (healthy) calories a day in order to sustain your baby and help them develop. Based on studies, the average and normal weight that should be gained around pregnancy (if you are considered “normal” weight) is from 25-35 pounds.

If you’re starting pregnancy at a healthy weight, expect to gain 1 to 5 pounds in the first trimester and about 1 pound per week for the rest of your pregnancy. Keep in mind that eating for two doesn’t mean eating twice as much as you usually do – you don’t even need any extra calories in your first trimester. American Pregnancy Association compiled a list of facts from some of the most authoritative medical studies and resources available on the topic of weight gain during pregnancy. For women of average weight before pregnancy, with a BMI of 18.5-24.9, the recommended weight gain guideline is 25-35 pounds. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations for BMI and weight gain are: If you were underweight before pregnancy (for the IOM, that is a BMI of less than 18.5): between about 28 to 40 pounds or 12.5 and 18 kgs extra weight during pregnancy.

If you were normal weight before pregnancy (for the IOM, that is a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9): between about 25. Weight gain depends on a number of factors including height, body type, and pre-pregnancy weight. However, most women who are carrying twins are encouraged to gain 35 to 45 pounds. Women carrying triplets are advised to gain 50 to 60 pounds.

At this time there is not enough information on quadruplets and quintuplets to suggest any guidelines.

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Currently, the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (2005) recommends a 25to 35-pound weight gain during pregnancy.

“Maternity and Pediatric Nursing” by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
from Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

Those women who were underweight should gain slightly more (28 to 40 pounds); those who were overweight before pregnancy should gain less weight (15 to 25 pounds) (Figure 9.6).

“Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality” by Jerrold S. Greenberg, Clint E. Bruess, Sarah C. Conklin
from Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality
by Jerrold S. Greenberg, Clint E. Bruess, Sarah C. Conklin
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2007

For twin pregnancies, the Institute of Medicine recommends a gestational weight gain of 37 to 54 pounds for women of normal weight, 31 to 50 pounds for overweight women, and 25 to 42 pounds for obese women.

“Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach” by Lisa Hark, Darwin Deen, Gail Morrison
from Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach
by Lisa Hark, Darwin Deen, Gail Morrison
Wiley, 2014

The average weight gain during pregnancy is about 25 to 35 pounds, with most of this gain occurring during the last two trimesters.

“Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology E-Book” by John E. Hall
from Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology E-Book
by John E. Hall
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Your recommended weight gain during pregnancy, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, is twenty-eight to forty pounds.

“Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition” by Holly Roberts
from Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition
by Holly Roberts
Atria Books, 2008

Specific guidelines have been established; clinicians have recommended that women with a normal weight (BMI) (20–25) gain approximately 25 lb for a singleton pregnancy and an additional 10lb for multiple pregnancies [9, 10].

“Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy” by Carol J. Lammi-Keefe, E.A. Reese, Sarah C. Couch, Elliot Philipson
from Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy
by Carol J. Lammi-Keefe, E.A. Reese, et. al.
Humana Press, 2008

Women who are a healthy weight before conceiving should gain between twenty-five and thirty-five pounds during pregnancy.

“Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal” by Phyllis A. Balch CNC
from Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal
by Phyllis A. Balch CNC
Penguin Publishing Group, 2003

If your BMI is average (between 18.5 and 26), you’ll probably be advised to gain between 11 and 16 kg, the standard recommendation for the average-weight pregnant woman.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

The Institute of Medicine recommends a pregnancy weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds (11.5 to 16kg) for women of normal body mass index and weight before pregnancy.

“Swanson's Family Medicine Review E-Book” by Alfred F. Tallia, Joseph E. Scherger, Nancy Dickey
from Swanson’s Family Medicine Review E-Book
by Alfred F. Tallia, Joseph E. Scherger, Nancy Dickey
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Weight gain should be modest during the first trimester—only 3 to 4 pounds, with about a 1-pound weekly gain in weight throughout the course of pregnancy.

“Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking” by Jacqueline B. Marcus
from Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking
by Jacqueline B. Marcus
Elsevier Science, 2013

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  • I’m 5’5 and 141lbs @ 16 weeks pregnant. My doctor told me I need to gain 20lbs. Not happening! I eat healthy and I am not unhealthy or under weight. I will maintain my debit and give my baby all he/she needs. I may gain 5-10lbs but that will be all

  • I’m 27 weeks and I’ve gained 35 pounds so far! My dr isn’t concerned about my weight but some family members on my dads side shame me for being to fat.. so I’m glad to have watched this video.

  • When considering eating healthy, you have to never fall victim to modern fad diet plans. Extreme diet plans undoubtedly are a danger for your health, especially ones that seriously restrict your everyday nutritional intake. While they may generate rapid loss of weight, these kinds of diet plans are never a long-term answer for your waistline. You should check out Custokebon Secrets on google since it is not just another fad diet where you starve yourself.

  • I am not eating and I am have in a baby and i don’t want to eat that much i just want like cake pizza but no food and I losing weight cat u plz tell me y is that

  • I just found out I’m pregnant 4weeks today. I used to walk a lot before, should I stop thinking it’s too early or should I continue now?

  • I had a c section which is harder to lose weight but I lost all of it without exercise by using of an herbal tea “mummy magic weight loss tea”

  • Thank you for this video! I know this video was uploaded quite some time ago, but recently coming across it I really needed to hear the things you’ve said. My OBGYN was harping on me for gaining 30lbs. I am 5 ft tall, 28 years old, and I started out at about 120 lbs when I was first weighed after a confirmed pregnancy. He tells me I am going to be closer to getting a cesarian, which is unfair because I really do nothing wrong with my diet (i.e eat right, walk 3-4x per week, drink my water, occasionally have a cookie or ice cream here or there but I am pregnant so duh). My sister in laws are about 5’7 so they carry much smaller than me, but that is okay because my body is different I am smaller more petite always was. I really needed to see this video<3 thank you! You were so helpful.

  • Has anyone tried Custokebon Secrets? (do a search on google) We’ve heard several amazing things about this popular fat burn diet plan.

  • I had my second daughter earlier this year and follow the pregnant model on Instagram you were referring to 😉 honestly, I can see where your coming from but at the same time she had a super healthy sized baby and looked really fit in combination with stupid good genetics….I never took it as bragging or trying to make others feel bad, even being pregnant myself, but I could see how it could maybe seem that way. Like you said, we are all different and should celebrate that. Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and enjoy it 😉

  • It still surprises me, how lots of people have no idea about Custokebon Secrets, even though many people get great result with it. Thanks to my work buddy who told me about Custokebon Secrets, I have lost crazy amounts of weight by using it without starving myself.

  • Oh my God, I am pregnant and I am gaining a little too much weight. You are supposed to gain 25 to 35 lbs while pregnant if you were a normal weight range prior to getting pregnant, which I was. I am 35 weeks pregnant and I have already gained 39 lbs.

  • When I got preg I was 96 kg n I lost 4kg during pregnancy. I’ve only gained 0.5kg n I’m 7m preg. I’m not normal weight I was 92kg after 7m I’m 92.5kg. My bmi is 41 so I’m obese! I’m hoping to lose 2.5kg in the next 12 weeks n give birth at 90.

  • Only 4 lbs of fluid? My feet and legs have pitted edema at this point (37 weeks) and my face is a moon pie! id say I have 10-15lbs of fluid retention!! It’s awful. it’s funny too cuz I started out my pregnancy so sick I lost 10 lbs and was already fit. then didn’t show any bump at all till about 6 months or so and still small bump till I hit closer to 8 months. People would say ugh you’re not really pregnant are you where’s your belly! Are you eating enough?!! then I ballooned up in the 8th and 9th month when baby really grew a lot and people said how fat I was getting. Ugh Can’t win either way so just allow your body to do what it needs to during pregnancy and ignore the critics.

  • I’m 20 week pregnant, and I can totally relate to this video. I get so tired of people asking me how much have I gained, as if that is the most important part… Thank you for giving REAL information on what is healthy, because that is the most important part to any pregnancy.

  • First of all, I want to send you prayers for a fast labor (and soon!) because I know you’re ready to meet your little guy. Second of all, AMEN to ALL of this! I started out pretty small before I had both of my boys, my BMI was around 19. I put on 50 pounds with both of them and was shocked because I’d never seen that high of a number on the scale before! I had high BP at the end of both pregnancies, actually had pre-eclampsia with the second one, so lots and lots of fluid. Every pregnancy is so different, every body is different, it’s hard to make this a black-and-white issue. I’m now back to my healthy pre-babies weight but this uterus is retired!LOL

  • At first I didn’t gain any weight I actually lost weight but then I slowly gained 10 lbs then all the sudden I gained 10 lbs in like one month and some how I’ve gained about 5-7 lbs so I’ve gained 25 lbs total already and I’m 31 weeks. I feel like I don’t need to gain anymore. I can clearly see all this weight has gone straigh to my ass and thighs and arms but I’m not even that big like my belly is not that big I only started showing at about 27 weeks. So it’s weird. I don’t know why my body would gain so much fat. I’m not overeating or under-eating and I’m drinking tons and tons of water. I just thought it was strange.

  • Does Custokebon Secrets really work? I notice a lot of people keep on speaking about Custokebon Secrets. But I’m not sure if it is good enough to lost tons of weight.

  • Thank you so much for this video. I was so scared about gaining weight during my pregnancy since I just lost 20 lbs in the past year and feel like I’m putting it back on. This video helps me put things into perspective to understand that there are things my body NEEDS to do to help my baby be healthy which includes gaining weight. I appreciate this so much. Thank you!

  • I am pregnant my 5 child I am always hungry even if I finished my food 5 minutes ago I never gain weight more than 6 kilograms ask my pregnancy but I feel like this is different I ate 7 times a day big food I am so scared maybe I am not normal. I am doing exercise 3 times a week. I am okay with everything but the hunger is killing I am 15 weeks only and I already gain weight from 58-62 which is 4 pounds I don’t want to be more than 66 my all pregnancy. What should I stop this hunger plz help

  • Next Level Diet website makes it simple. Select food you like and they give you PERSONALIZED meal plan with tips, TRAINING PLAN and healthy recipes.

  • Tacky. Those women that take pics in lingerie and show off how little weight they’ve gained, they’re tacky. And everyone should be kind and compassionate to themselves and to others. I’m focusing on being kind to myself this year. Anyway, thank you for the video!!!!

  • Honestly this made me feel a weight off my shoulders. I’m 21 weeks and I’ve gained 18 pounds already. My OB told me that it is too much weigh that I’ve gained and I need to exercise more. My job consist of me sitting for 8 hours a day staring at a computer. I do at least 30 mins of cardio a day and I don’t lose any weight. I don’t know what to say to my OB at all. She just keeps making weight a big deal to me. Plus this is my first pregnancy and I don’t want to have to stress over weight. Thank you for making this video, it has helped so much!!

  • What if you are on strict bed rest from the start? I found it really hard to control the weight since I don’t have any way to burn calories. I feel like I’m starving already, and the scale is going crazy. I’m week 24 and already gained 20 lbs.

  • Is this applicable for Asians? Coz I’m underweight before pregnancy 94.6lbs then I gain only 21.3lbs. I’m in my 37wks now and I don’t think I will meet the normal gain weight of 28-40lbs specially I’m on GDM diet now

  • I gained 40 lbs with my first baby, but I was on bed rest the whole time:/ my second was a much better pregnancy and I was able to stay on my feet and only gained 20 lbs. Now I’m on my third pregnancy and really hoping I’m able to do the same and gain only 20!

  • So if I’m not adding on calories, I’m not eating enough, so actually going to gain? I always packed weight on quickly, but would always lose it after. But still I’d like to not have to

  • I love this video. Yeah social media is crazy how can harm someone with those kind of posts. I’m 31 weeks I have gained 14 pound but because my BMI was above 25 and I feel great I decide not to compare myself with anyone else because is not fair we are all unique. Thank you for the video.

  • The issue with bmi is that it goes strictly by weight and height and muscle weighs more then fat so someone who is 5″2 and is 150 but is mostly muscle and works out alot will be considered overweight even when it’s mostly muscle the same as someone who has mostly fat content it would be much better for doctors to go by muscle to fat ratios rather then just body mass

  • Its still shock me just how some people do not know about Custokebon Secrets although many people using it. Thanks to my friend who told me about this. I have lost a ton of fat.

  • When considering eating healthy, you must try not to fall victim to modern day fad diets. Extreme diets are a risk for your health, especially ones that seriously limit your everyday nutritional intake. While they may induce rapid loss of weight, these kinds of diets are never a long-term solution for your waistline. You should search Custokebon Secrets on google search engine as it isn’t just another fad diet where you starve yourself.