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Weight gain recommendations for pregnancy

Institute of Medicine weight gain recommendations for pregnancy

Underweight

Body Mass Index*: Less than 18.5

Recommended Range of Total Weight (lb): 28-40

Normal Weight

Body Mass Index*: 18.5-24.9

Recommended Range of Total Weight (lb): 25-25

Overweight

Body Mass Index*: 25-29.9

Recommended Range of Total Weight (lb): 15-25

Obese

Body Mass Index*: 30 and greater

Recommended Range of Total Weight (lb): 11 to 20

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