17 Warning Signs During Pregnancy You Should Be Cautious About

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Sudden Weight Gain

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Weight gain is obviously a normal part of being pregnant. You should expect to gain 35-40 pounds in a normal healthy pregnancy. Nonetheless, this weight gain should be spread out over the entire three trimesters. Weight gain is caused by several factors including, the baby, amniotic fluid, the placenta, and fluid retention. In spite of this fact, if at any point during pregnancy you begin to experience sudden rapid weight gain (more than two pounds in a week)- you should contact your doctor as this may also be a sign of a life-threatening condition that we have previously mentioned, Pre-eclampsia.

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