(HealthDay News) -- It's healthy and normal to gain weight
during pregnancy -- up to a point.
The womenshealth.gov website offers these guidelines for how
many pounds you should expect to gain while you're pregnant:
- Women who were at a normal weight before pregnancy should
expect to gain 25 to 30 pounds.
- Women who were underweight before pregnancy should gain 28 to
- Women who were overweight before pregnancy should gain 15 to 25
- Women who were obese before pregnancy should gain 11 to 20
The site advises checking with your doctor to learn an amount of
weight gain that's safe for you.
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