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How much weight did you gain during pregnancy?

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I gained about 30 lbs. I lost it in 7 days!! I think breastfeeding helped. But, it dropped off so fast! I was happy.

Hopefully I lose it fast after my next pregnancy!


My four pregnancies went as such: gained 15lbs, 30lbs, 110lbs, then with the last one (twins) I lost 25lbs!


If your BMI is less than 18.5, plan to gain 5 pounds in the first trimester and 28 to 40 pounds total during your pregnancy (roughly a pound a week).

If your BMI is between 18.5 and 25 (average weight), aim to put on about 3 pounds during the first trimester and plan to gain around 25 to 35 pounds total.

If you’re overweight (your BMI is between 26 and 29), gain 2 pounds during the first three months and between 15 and 25 pounds total before your baby is born (less than a pound a week).

If your BMI is 30 or more, you should gain around 11 to 20 pounds total and talk to your practitioner about managing your weight gain.

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