Posted Sat, April 30, 2011 10:30am EST

Victoria, Rachel, Miranda: Skinny Pregnant Stars — How Thin Is TOO Thin?

Instead of seeing full faces and new curves, we have seen a handful of pregnant celebrities looking pin-thin throughout their third trimesters! An expert weighs in on if this is OK.

Yesterday, April 29, Victoria Beckham, 37, arrived to the wedding ceremony of Prince William, 28, and Kate Middleton, 29, looking amazing, but frail for someone who is seven months pregnant! And after thinking back, we realized there have been a couple of celebrities who have had skinny-minnie pregnancies! But, is this OK?

Obstetrician Dr. Tara Solomon tells that some women are naturally thinner throughout their pregnancy and that it’s not necessarily a problem. “There is no correct weight gain,” she explains. “Some overweight women can go without gaining one pound and still have a healthy baby.”

Dr. Solomon adds that the average weight gain during pregnancy is 25 pounds, but that women who work out and eat right can gain less. “If a pregnant woman exercises and eats healthy, the only part of her body that will significantly grow is her abdomen,” Dr. Solomon says. “Pregnant women need more protein and iron to help the developing baby. Green leafy vegetables, lean chicken, meat and fish are a must. Don’t forget calcium as well.”

So apparently, women like Victoria, Rachel Zoe, Miranda Kerr and Nicole Richie, who have has super-slim pregnancies, are not necessarily in any kind of danger. Good news!

–Leigh Blickley

Get more skinny pregant stars here!

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  3. Victoria’s Secret Angel Mommies — How They’ll Lose The Baby Weight!

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Posted at 9:54 AM on May 1, 2011  

You have to remember back in the 50’s most women gained 20 to 25 pounds AT MOST during their pregnancy and they had healthy babies…i don’t really understand why women now think they have to gain like 60 pounds to have a healthy child.

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Posted at 12:34 PM on April 30, 2011  

get over it some people are just naturally small and for a one child full term pregnancy doctors recomend a 25-35lbs weight gain for a normal weight woman besides it’s harder for older mothers to lose the baby weight after birth. it’s not as big a deal with a 3rd 4th 5th ect pregnancy as this is for victoria as it is for a first pregnancy or first successful one like Flynn and Skyler are plus weight is distributed differently on a taller woman Like Miranda than it is on an average height woman like Victoria. but then take into account when there’s complications like being hospitalized for Dehydration or pre-term labor ect plus cravings and mom to be is going to gain more than recomended for example with me my mom who used to be 5’3″ gained 65lbs and at 12 days late I was 7lbs 11oz and 19 3/4 inches long

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Posted at 3:12 PM on April 30, 2011  

I’m with Courtney, some women are just naturally thin. I gained 47 lbs with my oldest and it was all belly. Even then, I hardly looked pregnant. As long as they’re eating right and taking care of themselves/the baby, who cares.

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