• Dr Peter Chew

Weight Gain During Pregnancy

How much weight gain is normal during pregnancy?

Ans: There's no one-size-fits-all approach to pregnancy weight gain. How much weight gain depends on various factors, including pre-pregnancy weight and body mass index (BMI). Maternal and foetal health also play a part.

The following are the general guidelines for pregnancy weight gain:

Pre-pregnancy weight -> Recommended weight gain Underweight (BMI less than 18.5) -> about 13 to 18 kilograms Normal weight (BMI 18.5 to 24.9) -> about 11 to 16 kilograms Overweight (BMI 25 to 29.9) -> about 7 to 11 kilograms Obese (BMI 30 or more) -> about 5 to 9 kilograms

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