Gain Targets in Pounds
These guidelines for
weight gain are only for general information. It is very important that
you follow your physician's advise since women carrying more than one
fetus 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 underweight women carrying twins is
40-50 pounds. Weight gain during the first trimester is usually modest
but, beginning in the second trimester, a steady gain of about 1.75 pounds
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.