Twins

If you’re carrying twins, try for the following weight gain:

Healthy weight gain for a twin pregnancy

Pre-pregnancy BMI

Weight category

Recommended total weight gain for a twin pregnancy

18.5–24.9 Healthy weight 17–25 kg (37–54 lbs.)
25.0–29.9 Overweight 14–23 kg (31–50 lbs.)
30 or over Obese 11–19 kg (25–42 lbs.)

Reprinted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences, courtesy of the National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. IOM recommendations for twin pregnancy are provisional as explained www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12584&page=4

If you’re carrying more than 2 babies, talk to your health care provider about how much weight you need to gain.

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