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Old 03-29-2006, 01:25 PM   #1
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Question How Much

I was wondering how much weight are you suppose to gain while pregnant. At the end of pregnancy whats the total and healthy amount shoud you gain?

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Old 03-29-2006, 01:41 PM   #2
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Re: How Much

I've read and been told that 30-35 pounds is a good healthy weight gain. Less if you are overweight and more if you are underweight. Unfortunately I've already gained 50 lbs with 4 weeks to go

Old 03-29-2006, 03:38 PM   #3
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Re: How Much

you should ask your doctor told me i should gain 25lbs.. i have gain 6lbs and i am 19 weeks..

Old 03-29-2006, 07:19 PM   #4
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Re: How Much

I personally don't believe in a "healthy" weight gain range. I do however, believe in having a healthy pregnancy by watching what you eat. My family Doc says not to go over 25lbs and my OB is happy with just about anything as long as you and baby are healthy. I gained 68lbs with ds but a lot of that was in the last 4 weeks due to water retention. So far with this one at 36 wks, I have gained 31-32lbs and don't feel nearly as bloated or swollen. I still am very swollen but not like with my first.
If you want the text book of a healthy weight gain it something like this:

Overweight - 15 - 20 lbs
Average weight - 25-35lbs
Underweight - 30 - 40lbs

Something like that anyway! Don't stress over it though... it's just not worth it. Enjoy your pregnancy and eat healthy!

Old 03-30-2006, 04:17 AM   #5
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Re: How Much

I was under weight and my dr wanted me to gain between 25 and 30, I am 24 weeks and have dained 9 pounds, she said that would be fine even if I didn't make it to 20 pounds the baby is really healthy> Good luck

Old 03-30-2006, 05:57 AM   #6
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Re: How Much

My midwife said that a common, and healthy gain, is a pound per 40 total. I thought that was high and she said, despite what books tell you and even what doctor's recommend, this amount is the most common amount gained in most healthy pregnancies.

Old 03-30-2006, 06:47 AM   #7
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Re: How Much

My ob/gyn says 25-35 lbs. depending on your weight. With my daughter I gained 55lbs. Now mind you, I'm only 5 feet tall and I started out weighing 105. Alot of that weight gain was due to water retention as well plus I had pih. I'm hoping to gain no more than 30 w/ this pregnancy.

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