Have you ever looked at pictures of pregnant celebrities and wondered how much weight they actually gained while expecting their babies? While some famous mamas are very open about how many pounds they put on during their pregnancies, others insist that they barely gained any weight at all, or they claim that it somehow magically fell off before they even left the hospital.
Whether you are a celeb or not, pregnancy weight gain is pretty much inevitable. In fact, it’s essential to the health and well being of your baby. No one likes putting on weight, however, and seeing your shape change so drastically while pregnant can be very emotional for some women.
I am not shy about the fact that I gained 50 pounds while pregnant with my son. Right after I found out I was expecting, I remember telling people that I didn’t plan on gaining more than 20 pounds. I got a huge wake up call when I hit that number by about month four! After that, I pretty much gave up on trying to limit my weight gain, and told myself that this was the only time in my life where I wouldn’t have to worry about the scale.
Celeb mom Bethenny Frankel definitely bounced back from her pregnancy fairly quickly. She gained 35 pounds while expecting daughter, Bryn, which is a very healthy number according to most physicians. Not gaining too much weight certainly helped Bethenny get back to her Skinny Girl status post-baby!
To see how much weight 20 other celebrity moms gained while pregnant, check out the photos below.
CATHERINE ZETA JONES
Catherine gained 50 pounds.
Christina put on 40 pounds with Max.
Denise had a 30 pound weight gain during her pregnancies.
Gabrielle gained 34 pounds.
Super skinny Gisele only gained 30 pounds.
Isla put on 30 pounds while pregnant.
Jamie had a 42 pound weight gain.
Jennifer gained 50 pounds while pregnant with her twins. Not bad!
Jenny does not hide the fact that she put on a whopping 80 pounds with son Evan!
While pregnant with Honor, Jessica only gained 25 pounds.
Kate put on close to 70 pounds while expecting Ryder. She appeared lighter the second time around.
Kendra worked hard to lose the 60 pounds she put on during pregnancy.
Kourtney gained 45 pounds.
Leah is another celeb mom who gained 80 pounds.
MELISSA JOAN HART
Melissa put on 55 pounds.
Nicole gained a healthy 35 pounds during pregnancy.
Padma put on a mere 25 pounds.
Salma’s pregnancy weight gain was 30 pounds.
Uma was another small gainer, adding only 25 pounds to her frame.
Milla weighed 70 pounds heavier than her normal weight right before delivery!