What Should I Know About Weight Gain During Pregnancy?

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Weight gain during pregnancy should really be individualised with your Ob/gyn or midwife healthcare provider some of you may be starting pregnancy very overweight and really not need to gain as much weight during the pregnancy. Some of you may be severely underweight and actually need to build in a cushion to take care of you and the baby through the months of the pregnancy, the birth itself and the recovery period and breastfeeding afterwards.

The baby is going to take anywhere from five to eight pounds, the placenta several pounds you increase the breast tissues several pounds, the blood volume circulates several pounds and all in all it is normal to have about about 25 extra pounds of weight during the pregnancy, whether you'll need to gain 25 to 35, only 10 or 15 should be individualized with your healthcare provider.