No, I don't think panic is necessary! On average, a woman should try to gain 15-30 pounds when pregnant, with the vast majority of this pregnancy weight gain occurring in the second and third trimesters. This total gain is related to pre-pregnancy weight. It's better if thinner patients aim for the high end and heavier patients aim for the low end of the weight gain spectrum - always with an aim to maintaining good pregnancy nutrition.report abuse
Gaining the recommended amount of weight is far better than gaining too little or too muchboth of which can contribute minimally to poor fetal growth. But while excessive weight gain is undesirable, I think of it as "spilt milk"something that the patient and caregiver can deal with after the baby is born.