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The recommended number of pounds you should gain during your pregnancy is a factor of your height and how much you weighed before you got pregnant.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, if you were underweight, you should gain between 28 and 40 pounds. If you were at an average pre-pregnancy weight, you should gain between 25 and 35 pounds If you were overweight, you should gain between 15 and 25 pounds. If you're having twins, you should gain about 35 to 45 pounds.

The breakdown of the additional pounds is as follows:
The Baby: 6-10 pounds
Placenta: 1-2 pounds
Uterus: 2 pounds
Amniotic fluid: 2 pounds
Breasts: 1-3 pounds
Blood volume: 2 1/2-4pounds
Fat: 5-8 pounds
Tissue & Fluid: 4-7 pounds

It is important to remember that in order for your baby to be healthy, weight gain is a must.

Robyn’s Nest recommends regular prenatal visits and that you follow the advise of your doctor on matters of diet, exercise and weight gain.


 

 


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