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Is weight gain during your first trimester of pregnancy normal?

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During the first trimester, you should gain about 3 to 6 pounds (your doctor may recommend that you adjust your weight gain up or down if you started your pregnancy underweight or overweight). Although you're carrying an extra person, don't go by the adage of "eating for two." You only need about an extra 150 calories a day during your first trimester. Get those calories the healthy way, by adding extra fruits and vegetables, milk, whole-grain bread, and lean meat to your diet.

From: First Trimester of Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

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Bayley, T.M. , February 2002; vol 38:pp. 45-51. Appetite

Ratcliffe S.D., Baxley, E.G., Cline, M.K., Sakornbut, E.L., eds., , third edition, Philadelphia, Mosby Elsevier, 2008. Family Medicine Obstetrics

Townsend Jr., C.M., Beauchamp, R.D., Evers, B.M., Mattox, K.L., 18th ed., Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier; 2007. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery,

Gabbe, S.G., Niebyl, J.R., Simpson, J.L., eds., , 5th ed. Philadelphia, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2007. Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies

American Pregnancy Association: "Bleeding During Pregnancy."

Lee, J. , July 2004, vol 24: pp 531-540. Nutrition Research

Deutchman, M. , June 1, 2009; vol 79: pp 985-992, pp 993-994. American Family Physician

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

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