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The current recommendations for weight gain in pregnancy are based on the weight of the woman before it. Weight gain during pregnancy should be carefully monitored throughout it by the doctor and dietitian and depends on the weight of the woman before pregnancy.

Weight status of a woman

before pregnancy

Suggested increase

weight (kg)

Underweight (BMI <19,8)


Normal (BMI 19,8-26)


Slightly overweight (BMI 26-29)


Obese (BMI >29)


*   (BMI: Body mass index kilos/height2 the calculation can be done by the dietician)

Dietitian - Nutritionist with active postgraduate studies in Public Health (M.Sc Public Health) | Further Education in Diabetes | Member of the Greek Medical Society of Obesity.