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 women carrying twins is 35-45 pounds.
Weight gain during the first trimester is usually modest but, beginning
in the second trimester, a steady gain of about 1.5 pounds per week is
encouraged. Women who had a high pre-pregnancy or 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.