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Every woman is built differently, which means we all carry our babies different. Some out front, which sounds like you, some in their hips ... it all varies, but is nothing to worry about. The weight gain for an underweight woman would be 28-40 pounds. The weight gain for an average woman would be 25-35 pounds, and the weight gain for an overweight woman would be 15-25 pounds. Also I wanted to include how pregnancy weight is distributed. -7 pounds-maternal stores (fat, protein and other nutrients). -4 pounds-increased blood volume. -2 pounds-breast enlargement. -2 pounds-uterus. -7-1/2 pounds-baby -2 pounds-amniotic fluid. -1-1/2 pounds-placenta. I you out. I'm sure your pregnancy is progressing fine and good luck! Stacey

I've always been told from my dieticians that I don't gain enough weight during my pregnancies. I have five kids. I gain a total of 15 lbs. during each pregnancy. But all my babies are healthy with an average birth weight of 7 lbs. Just eat healthy, take your vitatmins, and you don't have to worry about how many pounds you need to gain.

ANSWER: It is different for every woman.I initially lost weight and didn't gain any back until I hit 4 or 5 months. I didn't really start showing until I got to 7 months, but I wasn't worried because the doc kept telling me the baby is doind great. Now I'm 36 weeks/9 months and have gained about 20 pounds. The estimate she will be a week early and only wieigh 6.5 to 7 pounds.

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How can weight gain during pregnancy affect you?

Weight gain during pregnancy can greatly affect your health. Excessive weight gain during preganancy can increase the strain on your heart and increase your blood pressure.

What is the typical gain weight for pregnancy?

Depending on ethnicity, heredity and nutrition given during pregnancy, average weight gain should be some where between 10 to 12.5 kg.

How much weight should a 5.0 115lbs woman gain during pregnancy?

I have found an excellent website that will answer all of your "weight-gain-during-pregnancy" questions. The link is: It's The American Pregnancy Association's website's section on weight gain during pregnancy, but I think the advice there is good all over the world!!!

How much weight should you gain at 18 weeks of pregnancy?

How much weight you gain during your pregnancy depends on how much you weighed prior to getting pregnant. If you were at a healthy weight prior to getting pregnant, you should gain 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. This breaks down to 1-5 pounds during the first trimester, and approximately 1 pound a week for the remaining duration of your pregnancy. So, at 18 weeks, you should have gained 6-10 pounds by now. If you are overweight, you should only gain 15-25 pounds during your pregnancy, if you are obese, you should only gain 11-20 pounds. However, if you are underweight, you should gain 28-40 pounds during your pregnancy. If you are having more than one baby, the amount of weight you should gain is higher. Your doctor will be monitoring your weight gain. If you have any questions or concerns, make sure you discuss it with your doctor at your next appointment.

How much weight should you gain during first five months of pregnancy?

20 pounds

Is it possible to gain 15 to 20 pounds within the first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes, it is possible, but it is not recommended and it is not healthy to gain that much weight during the first trimester. Most of your pregnancy weight gain should happen during the second trimester.

Weight Gain Varies in all Women?

Weight gain during pregnancy is completely normal. The amount of weight that women gain will depend on how much you weigh before you get pregnant. Women who are of average weight can gain more than women who are overweight. The doctor will discuss how many calories you will need to consume during the pregnancy and an ideal amount of weight you should gain.

What is the littlest weight you can gain during pregnancy?

10 lbs

How do you gain weight during a pregnancy?

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How soon do you gain weight during pregnancy?

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How is it possible to not gain weight in pregnancy?

It is a necessary biological response for a woman to gain weight during her pregnancy. The weight is added from fat that holds nutrients and water that both provide for and protect the baby. It is not possible to not gain weight during the pregnancy without harming the baby, but there are ways to lose the weight after the birth of the child.

Is it normal to gain a lot of weight in the first trimester?

No, normally there is minimal weight gain during the first trimester, most of the pregnancy weight gain occurs during the second trimester.

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