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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    During my pregnancy, how much weight gain can be expected?

    I've recently found out that i'm pregnant, and I'm worried about eating too much as I don't want to put on a lot of weight. How much weight should I be gaining to make sure myself and the baby remain healthy.
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  • Dr Tilak Weerasiri

    Gynaecologist, Gynaecologist - Infertility (IVF) Specialist, Obstetrician

    Dr Tilak Weerasiri, an accredited private obstetrician and gynaecologist, is based in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. His private consulting rooms are located at 11 … View Profile

    The recommended weight gain during pregnancy is generally between 12-16kg (22-30lbs). This recommendation differs for each individual and you should discuss this with your doctor.

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