Gain Targets in Kilograms
The general recommendation
for total pregnancy weight gain for adult women who are within the recommended
weight range (BMI = 20-25) at the time of conception is between 11.5 and
16 kilograms. Weight gain during the first trimester is usually modest
but, beginning in the second trimester, a steady gain of 0.36-to-0.5 kgs
per week is encouraged. Women who are less than 5'2" in height should
aim for the lower end of the weight gain range. Print out this page to
track your weight gain over the weeks of your pregnancy.
It is important that
you follow your physician's advise, however, since individual needs may
vary. If your weight gain rate is not following this pattern, discuss
concerns or questions with your obstetrician. Referral to a dietitian
for nutritional assessment and guidance may be recommended.