WeMoms
24 May 2022

Weight gain during pregnancy, month by month

During pregnancy, there is something that most moms-to-be worry about— weight! Stop thinking about the standards and preconceptions, let's check!


  • During pregnancy, you can eat for two: false! During these nine months, you should gain between 19 and 26 lbs.
  • During the first three months, your weight gain will be small, mainly because of nausea.
  • In the second trimester, weight gain accelerates, especially with the famous "cravings".
  • By the 6th month, you should have put on 16 lbs.
  • In the last trimester, count 3.3 lbs per month.


If you are worried, don't hesitate to talk to your midwife or obstetrician, who will give you a diet adapted to your pregnancy.

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Leeann
14 Jun 2022

Anybody not gain weight? I weighed 270 before I got pregnant dropped to 219 now I’m 222 and it’s been like that most of my pregnancy

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Keetra
I was 213 before pregnancy now Im under 200
13 Jun 2022

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Leeann
I’m scared my baby isn’t growing enough they schedule be ultrasound every month to make sure she growing properly
13 Jun 2022

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Selina
14 Jun 2022

Marijuana saved my baby and me. I didn't know I was pregnant. I had her premature and had a C section .The Dr. That I had gone at the time failed to mention I had preeclampsia and was pregnant. I didn't have any pregnancy symptoms until I found out around 7 months. I had hypothyroid which caused me to gain weight and the medication they gave me had steroids which was also very scary thought not even knowing I was pregnant and smoking Marijuana and taking Tylenol melatonin and the medication for my hypothyroid..thank God I my baby is very healthy since the day she was born March 3 2022. I had took two at home pregnancy tests on a Saturday, both came our positive 🙂 called my husband he came home from work and I cried and was happy and scared at the same time. I was very anxious to know how far along I was so I even went on YouTube and measured my stomach. I started to feel her move on Sunday and Monday morning I started having cramps which I thought they were period cramps since I wasn't completely sure I was pregnant because I hadn't had an ultrasound done yet my appointment wasn't until 2 p.m on Monday but I felt something was wrong so my older sister rushed out of work and took me to the obgyn that I chose that would take me in at an earlier time. It turned out I was having contractions and I heard her heart ❤ beat and they did me an ultrasound found out I was 7 months and it's a girl!!! They checked my blood pressure was very high and told me to go to the women's hospital .so I went good thing I got to the hospital in time because I was about to have a heart attack and stroke and seizure. I'm 30 so I stayed in the hospital and because of the preeclampsia and not taking pre-natal anything at that was causing my baby's heartbeart to slow down and the medication they gave me still had my blood pressure high! I was induced on March the 3 2022. At 11 a.m. my baby weighed 3 and a half pounds. She is my miracle baby who came out very healthy she was in the NICU and was very healthy as soon as you was born I am very blessed to have my daughter who saved my life and hers as well!!! She is now 2 months and very strong healthy and has passed her evaluation from the optometrist and as well she got evaluated for babies who are premature to see where there growth level is at and she exceeded their expectations through zoom video. I am beyond happy and amazed that she Is my miracle baby who saved us both 💗 I am so in love with her and happy to br alive to take care of her ❤

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kim
oh congratulations 🎊 im so happy to hear that everything is ok
30 May 2022

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Selina
Thank you so much and congratulations on your baby boy!!!
30 May 2022

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Vanessa
14 Jun 2022

I’m feeling super insecure about my weight gain during my pregnancy. I am 22 weeks pregnant & I just feel so self conscious. I was 130 before this. What was yours before during and after ? Is it easy to loose weight after? Help. I have struggled with body image my whole life- I use to be Bulimic. (Haven’t clearly during my pregnancy)- or 6 months prior to

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Muñoz
This was me 3 weeks pp. i breastfeed with my kids which I think helped. But please seek help if you start to feel like your backtracking because it won’t be good for you or your baby after ❤️
23 May 2022

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Vanessa
Wow you look soooo good. How much did you weight during pregnancy, that gives me hope. I just feel so — large. I’m so insecure 🥺 you look amazing!
23 May 2022

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