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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.

    Weight gain in 2nd and 3rd trimester depends on pre-pregnancy 'body mass index', which can be calculated based on your height, pre-pregnancy weight. As per the statistics provided by you, your BMI should be in normal range i.e. 18.5-24.9. In that case, weight gain per week is 4-5kgs and overall in 2nd & 2rd trimesters your weight gain should be 11.5-16 kgs over your pre-pregnancy weight.

    This BMI-weight gain chart might be helpful:

    If Pre- Pregnancy BMI is <18.5, Weight gain in 2nd & 3rd Trimester is 13-18 kgs.
    If Pre- Pregnancy BMI is 18.5-24.9, Weight gain in 2nd & 3rd Trimester is 11.5-16 kgs.( This is normal scenario, and weight gain per week is 4-5kgs)
    If Pre- Pregnancy BMI is 25-29.9, Weight gain in 2nd & 3rd Trimester is 7-11.5 kgs.
    If Pre- Pregnancy BMI is >30, Weight gain in 2nd & 3rd Trimester is 5-9 kgs.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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