Weight gain during pregnancy varies from woman to woman and depends on body type. Each woman should talk with her healthcare provider about the appropriate amount of weight gain, as well as diet and exercise.
Rate of gain in 2nd and 3rd
less than 18.5
1 (1-1.3) lbs/week
1 (0.8-1) lbs/week
0.6 (0.5-0.7) lbs/week
greater than 30.0
0.5 (0.4-0.6) lbs/week
Total weight gain at the end of pregnancy is, in most instances, approximated as follows, according to the March of Dimes:
Maternal energy stores(fat, protein, and other nutrients)
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