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Ellen weighed 130 pounds before pregnancy. By 24 weeks, she weighed 144 pounds. She had gained 14 pounds.

REMEMBER!!! The colored lines represent the minimum amount of weight gain recommended.

For tips on how to gain enough weight, or if you are gaining too quickly, refer to the Nutrition Information & Material section.

Height: feet inches Weight: lbs.

BMI Calculation Chart
BMI Calculator

  • Start by entering your weight before pregnancy (pregravid weight) on the zero pounds line.
  • The line across the bottom of the grid is the weeks of pregnancy. The number of pounds gained is found on each side of the grid.
  • From the pregravid (zero pounds) line, count the squares above or below to mark your pounds gained or lost so far. Each square is one pound.


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    Phone: (303) 692-2487
    Email: Healthy Baby Campaign

    Postal Mail Address:
    Healthy Baby Campaign
    4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
    Denver, CO 80246-1530

    The Women’s Health Section, and Grant Number 2 B04 MC 00337-07 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services supports the contents of this Web site. All information provided is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.