Weight gain in Pregnancy Revised!
Guidelines for total pounds of weight to gain during pregnancy* are as follows:
* Underweight women (BMI less than;18.5) should gain 28-40 pounds.
* Normal-weight women (BMI, 18.5-24.9) should gain 25-35 pounds.
* Overweight women (BMI, 25-29.9) should gain 15-25 pounds.
* Obese women (BMI, 30 or higher) should gain 11-20 pounds.
*Weight gain guidelines are for singleton pregnancy; weight gain should be higher for multiple pregnancies such as twins or triplets.