Weight gain in Pregnancy Revised!


Specific weight gains are associated with statistically higher healthy pregnancy.. Nutrition itself is as important as weight gain. And we urge our patients to sit down with their gyno and have a nutritional evaluation and blood work prior to conception. We take into consideration, caloric needs for exercise, heart and lung health, insulin resistance and any history of birth defects or miscarriages.BMI also has to be interpreted within your ethnic background.

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.

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