A recent study into recommendations on how much weight a woman should gain during pregnancy showed that while healthcare providers could influence the amount of weight gain, only a quarter of women received the proper advice. Another 25% of women received no advice whatsoever.
This is concerning news because women need to receive the most up-to-date recommendations from their health care provider or gynecologist. Aiming for a healthy weight gain during pregnancy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can decrease the risk of an adverse outcome. So, if you are pregnant then how much weight should you really gain during pregnancy?