We recommend a weight gain of 25-35 pounds. If you are obese (more than 35% above ideal body weight), then we recommend a weight gain of 15-25 pounds. For most women, this translates to about 1/2 per week for the first 20 weeks, and then 1 pound per week for the rest of the pregnancy. To obtain the recommended gain, you need to eat about 300 extra calories per day. It is important to eat a healthy well balanced diet to gain optimum nutrition.
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The correct answer to all the above questions is false.