Weight gain in pregnancy is definitely an important issue for women. It varies from one person to another. On average there is a 6-12kgs increase in weight during pregnancy. Extreme weight gain of more than 25kgs in pregnancy may be associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, large foetus and complex birth. The main reason for watching your weight is to ensure the wellbeing of the mother and baby.
What can be done? Adequate exercise and attention to diet. If you are doing your best don't get stressed! Remember some weight gain will be due to fluid retention, which will go after you have your baby.