What’s the right amount to gain during pregnancy? The answers are different if you are overweight or underweight and varies from woman to woman. A patient who begins a pregnancy with weight issues should have a total weight gain of 15 to 25 pounds, but your ob/gyn can guide you along with each prenatal visit. Remember to eat healthy foods during your pregnancy, including fiber, vegetables and fruits along with protein. Empty calories don’t help you or your baby. Read here for information regarding weight gain during pregnancy and some readers own comments.