Why not all women can fit into one box when it comes to weight gain in pregnancy.
How much weight gain in pregnancy is normal? The answer is it's individual and unique for each woman. Excessive weight gain can pose problems in pregnancy and is not typically recommended but in general there are several factors that contribute to what is normal and what is an acceptable amount.
There have been several guidelines outlining the appropriate levels of weight gain in pregnancy and they can vary.
Generally physiologically weight gain is as follows
Weight loss can also happen and can even be considered normal in the beginning of pregnancy. In this episode, pregnancy (gestational) weight gain is meant to be a personal and individual discussion with a woman an her provider.
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