Jenelle Evans' Pregnancy Confession Is More Than a Little Concerning

jenelle evans instagram chocolate strawberryJenelle Evans may adore junk food, candy, and breadsticks galore, but the expectant mama recently admitted that she had to switch up her diet to steer clear of acid reflux. The Teen Mom 2 star cut fast food out, but has still been eating healthy (mostly veggies and meats, she says) to sustain her pregnancy. No doubt she looks amazing!

Still, with just a month left to go 'til she and baby daddy Nathan Griffith welcome baby boy Kaiser, Jenelle revealed how much baby weight she's actually ended up gaining along the way, and it's a bit of a jaw-dropper ...


She also admitted that she usually weighs 110 pounds. In other words, she's supposedly only gained 18 pounds with Kaiser ... If this is true, it's definitely a bit concerning. The Institute of Medicine recommends that pregnant women who are a "normal" weight when they conceive (as Jenelle was when she found out she was expecting) gain 25-35 pounds. What's more, a recent study found that too little weight gained in pregnancy (or too much) is linked to childhood obesity.

But Jenelle's already been down this road before, with this being her second pregnancy. So we can hopefully, safely assume she has been making the right decisions health- and diet-wise for Kaiser. We can also guess her doctor is well-aware of her weight gain (or lack thereof), and it's all good. That said, women who do gain more than her shouldn't be alarmed. This just goes to show every woman's body -- and in turn, pregnancy -- is different.

Do you think Jenelle's weight gain is worrisome?


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