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“Hi Vanessa, thank you for the amazing podcasts, I have been listening since I started trying to conceive and I am now 9 weeks pregnant. I have a question about gaining weight. I have always been healthy and I am so nervous about gaining more weight during pregnancy. How much weight should I expect to gain?” – Hailey

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Additional Resources
  • BMI Calculator
  • BMI Ranges
  • Recommended weight gain
  • Institute of Medicine Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy
  • ACOG Weight Gain During Pregnancy
  • A breakdown of the weight during pregnancy
  • Timeline of weight gain during pregnancy
  • A retrospective study of gestational weight gain in relation to the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations by maternal body mass index in rural Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2015
  • What to focus on to gain a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy
  • Stepping on a scale at prenatal appointments
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