First Trimester

Weight Gain

Weight gain during your pregnancy depends on your height and how much you weighed before you became pregnant. All weight gain during pregnancy should be gradual, with most of the weight gained in the last trimester. During the first three months, it is normal to gain only a small amount of weight, about one pound per month.
 
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), if you were underweight before becoming pregnant, you should gain between 28 and 40 pounds during your whole pregnancy; if you were overweight, you should gain between 15 and 25 pounds during your whole pregnancy.
 
Recent research shows that women who gain more than the recommended amount during pregnancy and who fail to lose this weight within six months after giving birth are at much higher risk of being obese nearly 10 years later. Check with your doctor to find out how much weight gain during pregnancy is healthy for you.
 
Pregnancy and Pain

Pregnancy Info

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