New guidelines for how much weight women should gain while pregnant…

Eating for 2? Well one is less than 10 lbs, so they don’t need to eat much…

“Among the advice:

_A normal-weight woman, as measured by BMI or body mass index, should gain between 25 and 35 pounds during pregnancy. A normal BMI, a measure of weight for height, is between 18.5 and 24.9.

_An overweight woman — BMI 25 to 29.9 — should gain 15 to 25 pounds during pregnancy.

_An obese woman — BMI of 30 or higher — should gain 11 to 20 pounds. This marks the first recommendation ever set for women so heavy.

_An underweight woman — BMI less than 18.5 — should gain 28 to 40 pounds.”      By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard, Ap Medical Writer


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