How much weight gain is normal for me during pregnancy?
Moderate weight gain during pregnancy is normal as your baby's growth and development will depend on it. The extra kilograms will eventually be lost after delivery, and you may reach your pre-pregnancy weight after some time. You can gain an average of 12 kg (8 kg to 16 kg) to account for the baby's weight and other tissues and fluids accompanying pregnancy. You should neither worry about that nor lower your caloric intake unless there is pre-pregnancy obesity or a high weight gain.
I'm underweight. How much weight should I gain?
Women who are underweight before pregnancy should gain approximately 9 kg to 18 kg, sometimes even more. Gaining too little weight during pregnancy can result in a small for gestational age baby or preterm delivery. Come up with a weight gain plan with your physician. Eating a balanced diet with 75-100 gms of protein each day is a great way to make sure you reach a healthy pregnancy weight.
I'm overweight. How much weight for me is normal to gain?
Women who are overweight before pregnancy should gain approximately 6-11 kg, sometimes even less. Most overweight women have healthy pregnancies and deliver without complications, but being overweight does increase your chance of developing gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. "Eating for two" only means eating an additional 300 calories per day. You can come up with a diet plan with your physician pertaining to each trimester.