Not One Size Fits All

“How much weight I gain during the pregnancy? That is something that is particular to your pregnancy and your particular physical condition. For example, a woman who has a Singleton pregnancy or is pregnant with only one baby should gain a different amount of weight than someone who was pregnant with twins. Also, if you are a normal body mass index or overweight, you will have different parameters for normal weight gain during pregnancy. And when we say normal, we mean what corresponds to the healthiest pregnancy outcomes. So ask your doctor (about) this at your first prenatal visit to make sure that you are on track. If you need dietary assistance, your doctor can provide you with some recommendations, including a referral to a registered dietician to help you with appropriate weight gain during pregnancy.”