Find out how much weight you can expect to gain during pregnancy.
How much weight can I expect to gain during pregnancy?
On average, 25 to 35 lbs (11.5 to 16 kg). Smaller women may need a little more to store extra energy. If you started out a bit heavier, you may need to gain a little less. If you are pregnant with twins or triplets, your health care provider will suggest a healthy amount of weight to gain.
At what rate will I gain weight?
Weight gain is usually slow during the first 3 months. After this, your baby begins to grow more quickly. Although everyone is different, here is a guideline of what you can expect.
|First Trimester||Second Trimester||Third Trimester||Total Weight Gain|
|Weight Gain||2-5 lbs (1-2 kg)||13 lbs (6 kg)||10-18 lbs (4.5-8 kg)||25-35 lbs (11.5-16 kg)|