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Pregnancy & Weight Gain: What You Need to Know

March 2, 2022 Women

Most women know that having a healthy weight is important and can reduce their risk of heart disease and diabetes. But guess what? Your weight can also affect your and your baby’s health not just during, but also long after pregnancy as well! Here are some common questions and answers about pregnancy, weight and health.

Body Mass Index Before Pregnancy Recommended Weight Gain
Less than 18.5 28-40 pounds
18.5-24.9 25-30 pounds
25- 29.9 15-25 pounds
More than 30 11-20 pounds