How much weight you should gain depends on your body mass index (BMI) before pregnancy. BMI is a measure of your weight in relation to your height.
|Pre-pregnancy weight||BMI (Kg/m2)||Total weight gain range (kg)|
|Normal weight||18.5 to 24.9||11.5 to 16|
|Underweight||Less than 18.5||12.5 to 18|
|Overweight||25 to 29.9||7 to 11.5|
|Obese ( include all classes namely grade I, II & III)||Equal / more than 30||5 to 9|
- Normally, a woman should gain 9-11 kg during her pregnancy.
- After the first trimester, a pregnant woman gains around 2 kg every month or 0.5 kg per week.
Ref – Guidline MOs Cover.pmd (nrhmorissa.gov.in) http://nhm.gov.in/images/pdf/programmes/maternal-health/guidelines/National_Guidelines_for_Diagnosis_&_Management_of_Gestational_Diabetes_Mellitus.pdf