TRANSCRIPT EPISODE 41 – All About Pregnancy & Birth With Dr. Nicole C. Rankins

Transcript episode #41:What You Need To Know About Weight Gain During Pregnancy


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On today's episode of the podcast. I am talking about weight gain during pregnancy.


Welcome to the All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast. I'm your host, Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins, a board certified Ob Gyn physician, certified integrative health coach and creator of The Birth Preparation Course, an online childbirth education class that will leave you feeling knowledgeable, prepared, confident, and empowered going into your birth. Quick note, this podcast is for educational purposes only and it's not a substitute for medical advice. See the full disclaimer at


Hello, hello, hello. Welcome to another episode of the podcast. This is episode number 41 and as always I am so glad you're here with me today. So last week on the podcast I talked about how obesity affects pregnancy. That was episode number 40 and I'll link to that in the show notes. And in continuing with the theme of how weight affects pregnancy, this week I'm talking about weight gain during pregnancy. So on today's episode I'm going to cover what the recommended weight gain targets are, and it's based on your pre pregnancy weight, and also how weight gained during a pregnancy affects pregnancy outcomes.


Now before we get into the episode, let me give a quick listener shout out. This is to Cat5367 and she left me this review in Apple podcasts. The title of it says love this podcast and then the review says "Love this podcast. Very informative and I like that she has other people on the podcast to share their real birth stories." Well, thank you so much for that review, Cat5367. Just like you, I also love having women come on the podcast and share their birth stories. It kind of gives me a window into the birth experiences that I don't typically get as an OB GYN. I so love, love, love, birth stories, and if anyone out there wants to share their birth story on the podcast, you can always go to and submit your story. I'll include that link in the show notes too.

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