Changes in body weight

Increase in weight

The expected increase in weight of a healthy woman in an average pregnancy is as follows:

About 2.0 kg in total in the first 20 weeks

Approximately 0.5kg per week until full term at 40 weeks

A total of 9-12 kg during the pregnancy

Exceptions

When the woman is carrying more than one baby

When the woman experiences a lot of nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) during early pregnancy

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