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Not at all you are supposed to gain 25 to 35 lbs during the course of your entire pregnancy. Are you eating healthy? Remember your baby in the 2nd trimester only needs an extra 300 cal a day. First trimester you should gain 0 to 5lbs. And third trimester is like 2lbs a week. I would go see your doctor right away. Lastly you can take back the pounds you have gained already in this pregnancy because dieting is dangerous for the baby. Now just focus on eating healthy and gaining steadly during the rest of your pregnancy. One more thing you may have another problem that caused you to put on the weight so see your doc asap!!
First question is- how far along are you?Before I found out that I was pregnant with my first, I thought I was PMS-ing, then I realized 10 pounds and a positive pregnancy test later that I had been stuffing my face because my body needed it.  Once I cut out the fast food and sweets and other processed junk, I lost the 10 pounds and started sailing smoothly, gaining weight gradually. You'll get the munchies, no doubt.  Just be careful when you do make choices.  Rapid weight gain, pregnant or not, can be dangerous for your health.  In pregnancy, it could do more harm to the baby.  'Overweight' pregnant women run the risk of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, which is enough for them to order you on bedrest and meds the remainder of your pregnancy, and may also have to deliver early (ie. may need an otherwise preventable C-section).

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