What is normal weight gain in pregnancy and when you should start gaining weight?

Although the average weight gain in pregnancy is between 10-15kg for a woman with a singleton pregnancy, there is, in fact, no 'normal' weight gain in pregnancy. The correlation between weight gain and baby's weight is very poor. The reason for this is that the fetoplacental unit takes the fluid and nutrients that it requires irrespective of mum's nutritional status. In the UK, weight is only recorded for women who are very under or overweight or those with diabetes or certain other chronic conditions.
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