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

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

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