Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007



Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

The next two questions refer to this situation:

Assume a woman with a singleton pregnancy weighed 154 pounds prior to pregnancy and is 5′7″ tall.

9.    _____ What would be the recommended range of total weight for her pregnancy in pounds (lb) and kilograms (kg)?

  1. a. 28–40 lb, 12.7–18.2 kg
  2. b. 25–35 lb, 11.4–15.9 kg
  3. c. 15–20 lb, 6.8–9.1 kg
  4. d. 22–27 lb, 10–12.3 kg

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Pre-pregnancy weight has a great influence on the weight gain of a pregnant woman and birth weight. To plan the birth of a healthy newborn, the weight of the mother should be checked and monitored as per the physician’s recommendations.


Reasons for the correct answer:

Option b. is given as “25-35 lb, 11.4-15.9kg”.

As per recommendations, pre pregnancy BMI determines the recommended weight gain of a pregnant woman during pregnancy, which is as follows:

BMI status of the woman prior to pregnancyWeight gain recommended
Normal weight25-35lb
Twin pregnancy25-54lb

Since a woman has a BMI of 24.1kg/m2, which is considered normal; therefore, as per recommendations, she should gain 25-35lb during pregnancy.

Hence, option b...

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