Short Answer – It depends how much you weigh when you get pregnant.

In general, a woman who was average weight before getting pregnant should gain 25 to 35 pounds after becoming pregnant. Underweight women should gain 28 to 40 pounds. And overweight women may need to gain only 15 to 25 pounds during pregnancy.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) publishes weight gain guidelines based on BMI (Body Mass Index) ranges.  Your BMI is calculated based off your height and weight. BMI Calculator

 ACOG Guidelines:

Pre-Pregnancy Weight Category BMI Recommended Total Weight Gain 
  Underweight Less than 18.5   28-40 Pounds
  Normal 18.5 – 24.9   25-35 Pounds
  Overweight 25.0 – 29.9   15-25 Pounds
  Obese 30 and Greater   11-20Pounds

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