A weight gain of 25 to 35 lbs is normal for every pregnant woman.
That's because—according to babycenter.com—"An expectant mom is carrying not just the baby, but also, experiencing changes in her body, such as increase of the uterus and breast tissue, plus, fat stores for delivery and breastfeeding."
Preggy celebrity Danica Sotto-Pingris only gained 23 lbs—from 115 lbs to 138 lbs—which she credits to gym workouts.
In a one-on-one interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), she relates, "Unlike yung first pregnancy ko na kelangan ng bed rest, ito hindi. Mas nakakagalaw ako. Sa gym, ang ginawa ko, may special trainer ka talaga for pregnant [moms]."
Aside from having a regular physical regimen, she's more conscious about her food intake.
"I've been watching what I'm eating also. Mas mabait ako ngayon kaya mas nakakapag-adjust yung metabolism ko."
HAPPY MARRIED LIFE. But much of Danica's "blooming" state is due to her "going strong" marriage with Jean Marc Pingris—whom she describes as "sobrang mabait, responsible..."
She exclaims, "I'm very blessed! Wala akong masabi sa kanya as a husband.
"Four years married kami. Five years sa March. Parang masasabi ko honestly na lalong tumibay yung samahan.
"Meron kaming mga hindi napagkakaintindihan pero napaka-petty at naaayos din."
The eldest daughter of Vic Sotto and Dina Bonnevie is glad that she's married to a "family man." In fact, at the time of this interview, the cager flew to France to attend the wedding of his dad.
Danica adds, "He went with my son without the yaya so talagang gano'n siya ka-ano, gano'n siya ka-confident..."
She's expecting a girl this time, and if God permits, she wants to have one more baby.
Nope, unlike most women, pregnancy doesn't scare her. With Marc by her side, there's nothing to fear about.
"Bihira kasing makahanap ng gano'n na talagang importante talaga sa kanya yung family niya," Danica says with a smile.