Gain Targets in Kilograms
These guidelines for
weight gain are only for general information. It is very important that
you follow your physician's advise since women carrying several fetuses
have highly individual needs. Always discuss weight gain goals and your
concerns with your obstetrician. Referral to a dietitian for nutritional
assessment and guidance may be recommended.
The general recommendation
for total pregnancy weight gain for women carrying three or more fetuses
is 20.5 kilograms or more. Weight gain during the first trimester is usually
modest but, beginning in the second trimester, a steady gain of at least
0.8 kilograms per week is encouraged. Print out this page to track your
weight gain over the weeks of your pregnancy.