How much weight gain in pregnancy is preferable.

Hi. I completed 5 months and 6 month is going on. I had low placenta problem so I was on bed rest till now. But it is moving high and is slightly better. Because of this I gained weight and still gaining a lot of weight. How much weight gain in pregnancy is preferable, in third trimester?

 

 

How much weight gain in pregnancy is preferable.
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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    In 97 % cases of minor plcenta praevia, placenta moves upwards gradually. So it doesn't cause any harm.
    Weight gain in 2nd and 3rd trimester depends on pre-pregnancy 'body mass index '.
    This 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.

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