How Much Weight Should I Gain During Pregnancy

Pregnancy Weight Gain:  How Much Is Ok?



How Much Weight Should I Gain During Pregnancy



Pregnancy weight gain is totally normal and necessary.  But how much weight should I gain during pregnancy?  That is the question I get all the time.


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The norm is 25-35 lbs.


Doctors say that when you are over weight to being with, you should gain on the lesser end and if you are under weight or very lean, you should gain on the upper side.


Here is the weight broken down according to Lilian Presti.



Pregnancy weight gain



Pregnancy Weight Gain


Pregnancy Weight Gain

  • Baby: 7 to 8 pounds
  • Placenta: 1 to 2 pounds
  • Amniotic fluid: 2 pounds
  • Uterus: 2 pounds
  • Increased maternal breast tissue: 1 to 3 pounds
  • Increased maternal blood: 3 to 4 pounds
  • Increased maternal fluids: 2 to 3 pounds
  • Maternal fat and nutrient stores: 6 to 8 pounds

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You wonder then, how some women end up gaining 60-80 lbs.  

And let me tell you, it happens often.

I tell you that because I have been working with pregnant women who do my Fit Mom-To-Be Workouts for years and I talk to pregnant women on a daily basis.

A lot of the pregnant women who are doing my Fit Mom-To-Be Workouts are on their 2nd or 3rd pregnancies so its really amazing to see how much less weight they gained on the present pregnancy while doing my Pregnancy Workouts and eating healthy and taking care of themselves, compared to the prior pregnancies.  Just check this out….





Pretty amazing right?


Listen, my pregnant friend.  I want to encourage you to take care of yourself during your pregnancy.  Its soooo not worth it to use pregnancy as an excuse to EAT FOR 2 and as an excuse to become sedentary.  You will regret it when after a few months into your pregnancy you are so uncomfortable from the excess weight gain and you have aches and pains every where, no energy, and if that isn’t enough, then you may go through months and months and sometimes years, after you have the baby, still looking like you are pregnant.  


Make sure to read this short post on Eating For 2, because I give you tons of tips.


So many women that gain too much weight during pregnancy have such a hard time losing the baby weight.


Don’t let this happen to you.


Let pregnancy be the reason to focus on your health and fitness.  Let it be the reason to eat healthy and exercise.


Do it for you and for your baby.


Did you know that everything you do affects your baby too?


Check this out…






I only gained 20 lbs in both my pregnancies.  It was great.  I never felt super uncomfortable, I had energy, I wasn’t moody, I had 2 super fast labors, I didn’t have tons of aches and pains and I was able to actually enjoy my pregnancies.    


This also also helped me be able to lose my baby weight super fast.  I lost it in less than 1 month.  Check this out…





I didn’t by any means DIET, but I did follow a good and healthy and yummy nutrition plan.  And I was so successful that I started sharing it with the pregnant ladies that were doing my Fit Mom-To-Be Pregnancy Workouts and they started getting amazing results also and really enjoying what they were eating.  


So since I know that most doctors don’t educate pregnant women on the importance of a healthy nutrition during pregnancy and they don’t tell you what to do, I’m going to give you a 2-Week Nutrition Guide that you can follow.  It will help you tons to be able to control your pregnancy weight gain and you will totally enjoy it.  The recipes are so delicious, you won’t even feel like you are eating healthy.


You can download the Nutrition Guide for free here:  Nutrition Guide.


I hope you try it, I know it will help you tons.



Pregnancy Nutrition Guide



I also have tons of healthy recipes and nutrition tips during pregnancy on My Pinterest Page.


Actually, I have tons of sample pregnancy workouts there too, so make sure to go there now and hit FOLLOW ALL so that you can access them easily and never lose the page.  It will help you tons during your pregnancy and I have tons of great info for you on anything and everything pregnancy.  I mean from fashion to pictures, do nutrition, to baby showers…  The works 🙂


I hope you are getting pumped up and excited about staying active and eating healthy during your pregnancy. 


There are also so many benefits from doing both of those.  Check some of them out here:  Exercise Benefits During Pregnancy.


I was actually able to get in the best shape of my life after having both my kids because I exercised during and after both my pregnancies.  I made it a priority in my life to take care of myself and my health during pregnancy.  I mean what better time in your life to do that than when it affects your little bundle of joy.






I’m telling you…  Its worth it.


If you are feeling motivated and inspired to be healthy and fit during your pregnancy, then I want you to try a pregnancy workout.  You can even do them from home.


Here is one for you to try:


Pregnancy Workout



Pregnancy weight gain 



Make sure to follow me on Facebook.  I just opened a new Facebook page just for all my pregnant ladies.  You can go there for workout tips, diet tips, and anything to do with pregnancy.  Im also around all the time answering questions if you have any.


If you start my Fit Mom-To-Be Workouts, then I will be in touch with you way more with tons of tricks, strategies and ways to help you enjoy your pregnancy more, have a better experience and be super fit and you will totally lose your baby weight super fast.  I can’t wait.


Make sure to have a Post Workout Meal after your pregnancy workouts, it will make you feel better as well as get you better results.  Here are some tips on what to eat Post Pregnancy Workout.


I hope you are motivated to not gain excess weight and to use this time to get your body in the best health and shape so that your baby can have the best possible environment to grow and flourish in.


Good luck!


How Much Weight Should I Gain During Pregnancy



If you start my pregnancy workout program, I will see you inside the program.  

I have lots of tips for you and I can’t wait for you to see all the videos of the exercises.

Send me YOUR BUMP PICTURES, would be great to compare with after you have your baby….

So you can see how fabulous you will look.


I would also love to feature you and your beautiful bump.

Send them to

Click here to start the Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program.


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If you are struggling with what to eat and different options that are SAFE for the baby and won’t make you GAIN WEIGHT, you will totally enjoy and get great use of the MMF Pregnancy Diet Plan.

  1. Full Meal Plan for entire pregnancy (know exactly what nutrients you and baby need).
  2. Increase energy & decrease fatigue with the best food combinations.
  3. Easy Kid-Friendly Recipes that will save you time in the kitchen.
  4. Helps reduce cravings so you eat healthier and gain less weight.
  5. Yummy and comforting meals so you can still enjoy eating.




Hope this helps you enjoy your pregnancy more…..




Pregnancy Weight Gain