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How much should be weight gain during pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Apr-2014
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User:Hello Doctor
User:I have doubt regarding weight gain during my pregnancy
User:can i post you the query now
Doctor:I shall help you within my expertise.
Doctor:If needed I will instruct you to discuss with a nutritionist who will help you manage weight.
Doctor:Please proceed with your question.
User:In the beginning i was 53 kg, then i reduced weight till third month and the weight was 48 kg. Now i am into 7th month and i am 55 kg. So is it ok? Is the baby weight normal according to this? In second tremstr i have gained weight , but since 1 month i am not gaining weight
User:3 weeks back i was 55kg and now also i am 55 kg even after eating proper food
User:its 7 months 3 weeks for me now
Doctor:It is difficult to predict the growth of baby based on weight gain of mother.
Doctor:Yes, in general women put on around 500gm and more every week during the third month
Doctor:however some women have no significant weight changes.
Doctor:If you are feeling fetal movements normally and you have no abdominal pain or bleeding, i would not be very concerned with the inability to increase weight.
Doctor:I will only suggest you to add more calories to your diet. And follow up with your gynecologist for ultrasound scan.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
User:yes Doctor. Thanks for responding. I will add more claories from now to the existing diet.
Doctor:That is right.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:Thats it Doctor. Thank you.
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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