Did you know?
The majority of the weight is due to increased blood volume, larger breasts, and water retention. Plus, there's also the Baby and the placenta. The right weight gain for you depends on your weight and your Body Mass Index (BMI). Too much weight gain can become problematic for you and the baby. Severely overweight women are more prone to hypertension and gestational diabetes and are more likely to have a cesarean section. Also, their babies are usually bigger. See our weight sections for a recommendation on weight gain based on your BMI.