Pregnancy is a time to gain weight, not a time to diet. Your weight takes care of itself when you eat a well-balanced diet of healthy foods. When you consume adequate calories during pregnancy you help your baby to achieve a healthy birth weight. Women who enter pregnancy at an average weight usually gain between twenty and thirty-five pounds. If you are underweight, you may gain more; if heavier, you may gain less. The pattern of weight gain also varies. Some women gain steadily; some lose weight in the beginning and then gain quickly later; some gain in the beginning and then don't gain as much later in pregnancy.
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