Weight gain during pregnancy

How much weight should you expect to gain during pregnancy? Is it a problem if you gain too much or too little weight?
Normal weight gain during pregnancy is around 26lbs for women who were a healthy weight at conception. If you were overweight at the time of conception, you shouldn’t diet during pregnancy.

If you gain too much weight during pregnancy, you may suffer from gestational diabetes or pre-eclampsia, and have difficulties during delivery. You might also find it more difficult to lose your baby weight after the birth.

However, if you don’t gain enough weight during pregnancy, your baby may have a low birth weight. Some babies born with a low birth weight may have future health problems.

Please be aware that the information given in these articles is only intended as general advice and should in no way be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you or your family or your child is suffering from symptoms or conditions which are severe or persistent or you need specific medical advice, please seek professional medical assistance. Philips AVENT cannot be held responsible for any damages that result from the use of the information provided on this website.

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