Published March 17, 2021
During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes as your baby grows and you prepare to give birth. Gaining weight is one of those normal body changes. But how many pounds should you gain? It really depends on your health, your pregnancy, and your weight before pregnancy. There is no set number of pounds to aim for. Instead, your doctor can tell you what your range is for healthy weight gain. Gaining too much or too little weight can raise both your risks and your baby’s risks for health issues. So it’s important to know your range and focus on being active and eating healthy. For more tips on healthy weight gain during pregnancy, refer to this helpful guide.