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02-13-2008, 11:09 AM
How much weight did you gain during your first pregnancy? 36 weeks and I'm already at 35 pounds! I'm worried I'm going to have a gigantic baby that won't fit!
02-13-2008, 06:12 PM
I gained 38 pounds with my first and he came out at 8 pounds. I than gained 50 pounds with my second and he came out at 8lbs 5.2oz. My midwife always told me something I appreciated....your body makes itself the perfect sized baby for you. Try to keep that in mind.
02-13-2008, 08:26 PM
With my first pregnancy I gained 55lbs, my son weighed 8lbs 10ozs, with my second I gained about 45lbs, my daughter weighed 6lbs 8ozs, and now Im pregnant with my third and am 32wks 3days prego and have only gained 14lbs...
02-14-2008, 08:43 PM
I gained 38lbs with my first and he was 8lbs 2oz. Im now 6 months pregnant and have only gained 8lbs.....
02-14-2008, 10:41 PM
I gained about 67 pounds with my first one, but I had geststational diabetes, and problems with blood pressure and was swollen alot and spent the last 3 weeks of my pregnancy in the hospital on complete bed rest delivered 4 weeks early she was a 7 lb 15 oz preemie. Don't worry about weight gain just a healthy baby. When I delivered I went down to 115 lbs just 15 lbs. more than my pre-pregnancy weight and at 6 weeks was back to 100 lbs. It was all baby and fluid. Now I'm only 3 months and has already gained about 17 lbs. my ob-gyn told me not to worry about it I have big babies.
02-15-2008, 10:25 AM
well this is my first pregnancy, im 26 weeks and i've only gained 7 pounds, i dont know if this is normal. im having trouble eating, any suggestions, im worried!
I'm 11 weeks along, and haven't gained at all. Should I be worried?
If you're wondering, I am eating ultra healthy food (lots of salads, breads, fruit, meat, milk, nuts and the like). I also eat small meals, often.
Does eating like this cause the lack of weight gain?. Am I not eating enough food? not the right type?
Any advice would be very much appreciated
02-16-2008, 07:31 PM
I am 20 weeks, almost 21 weeks and I have gained 18 pounds this is my first child. My DR. said that was really good...so Im guessing it's Ok!
02-17-2008, 11:44 AM
I was at the high end of my 'ideal weight' and gained 48 pounds with my daughter and she was only 7lbs 15oz. All of my Drs told me that my baby was going to be at LEAST 9lbs! The good news is that all of the weight plus 10lbs has come off since chasing her around as a toddler with relatively minimal effort. Good luck!
02-17-2008, 08:04 PM
Keep doing what you are doing. With my first pregnancy, I wasn't gaining much weight at the beginning and when the nurse made a comment, I started eating a ton and gained 45 pounds. You should be eating an additional 300 calories than before. If you are still concerned, I would bring your concern up to your doctor, but I think you are fine.
I gained 55 lbs with my first, she weighed 8lbs 6ozs. I gained 35 with my second and he weighed 9lbs 9ozs. I'm now 20 weeks pregnant with twins and I've barely gained 5 pounds. I agree with the midwife that said your body makes a perfect sized baby for you. I'm a small framed woman and had no trouble delivering my 9 and a half pounder. ;)
02-20-2008, 06:39 PM
I gained 35 lbs with my first and she weighed 8lbs and 11ozs with my second I gained 30lbs and he weighed 8lbs and 5 ozs and with my third I gained 38lbs and she weighed 8lbs 1 oz....all big babies...but lost my baby weight with all 3 pretty fast so I would not stress too much about it...every pregnancy is different.;)
02-22-2008, 01:49 PM
I gained 32 lbs with my first baby, he was 6lbs. 11oz. at birth. I am now almost 16 weeks pregnant with my second baby (don't find out the sex until next month) and I have only gained 1 whole lb! I'm really surprised however I am smaller starting out than I was with my first pregnancy. I lost almost 3 dress sizes prior to getting pregnant this time around.
02-23-2008, 04:28 PM
i gained 40 lbs with my first and she was born 8lbs. the best way to get rid of that weight is to breastfeed i lost almost all the pregnancy weight
02-24-2008, 12:02 AM
I don't remember what I gained with my first two (girls), but I know I gained over 40 lbs for each. This time I am already 25 wks (boy) and haven't gained a pound yet. I was worried untill I realised I haven't had fast food in mths and only want to eat raw veggies and fruit. Every time I even accidentally eat beef products, the next day I'm in the bathroom all day!!
02-25-2008, 05:12 AM
I think it is all individual - with my first baby I gained 22 pounds (and fairly evenly throughout the pregnancy). She was a healthy 7 pound 4 ounces born full term. This time I am 16 weeks and haven't gained any weight so far (actually lost 10 pounds due to morning sickness). The baby seems healthy, though. So don't stress - everyone is different, and check with your doctor if you are really concerned.
02-25-2008, 11:45 AM
I'm 22 weeks along right now, at 15 weeks, I was -3 pounds and at 19 weeks, I had gained 8, so five all together. My appetite is back now and I have a feeling I've gained another 5-9 lbs. It all depends on you and your baby. Everything is fine, ask you doctor or midwife about you weightgain and see what is healthy for you. I was told 25-35 pounds is my target.
02-27-2008, 09:21 AM
With my first pregnany I gained 16 lbs. That is not normal though, and I was only 17 yrs old though. My baby came out really healthy and perfect, I just didn't gain a lot of weight. I have heard that the average weight gain is between 30-50 lbs. I have seen so many women who say that they are eating for two, which is their excuse for gobbling up everything in sight. When I was pregnant, I read so many books on eating healthy and that you aren't eating for two at all! I changed my whole diet! I cut out caffiene (even chocolate) and cut my sugar intake down a lot. I mostly ate healthy things with lots of nutrients. I never skipped meals. I always tried to remember that everything I put into me is going to my baby too, and I wouldn't want my baby to eat that whole bucket of french fries or that candy bar so I didn't eat them.
I would suggest to not even worry about it! You are supposed to gain weight when you are pregnant, you need to gain weight for you and the baby to be healthy. Just eat the right foods. Everyone's body is affected differently by pregnancy.
03-04-2008, 03:36 PM
This is my second pregnancy and i'm 17 weeks along. I have gained a total of
3 1/2lbs...And, yes i am worried about gainning too much weight just like the rest of you moms but, as long as you dont just eat eat eat you should be fine with your weight gain.I gained 54lbs with my first pregnancy and it was b/c i thought since i was pregnant i could eat whatever i wanted and whenever i wanted, but be careful doing that b/c eating too much can have you gainning more weight than you should.baby weight is good, just be careful with the foods you choose.make healthy choices for you and your baby.GOOD LUCK!!!
03-05-2008, 11:47 AM
I gained 30 lbs with my daughter, and she was weighed in at a healthy but small 6 lbs 9 oz. I'm a very small framed woman, so it wasn't surprising to me or the doctors that I didn't gain much weight. I ate super healthy, and didn't gain much until about 7 months but gained steadily from 7 to 10 months along.
Congratulations on the upcoming addition! :)
03-08-2008, 12:31 PM
With my first son I gained a total of 75lbs. A lot of that was due to excessive eating of horrible foods. I had only lost 12 of that and he will be 7 yrs old. I finally began losing weight when I started working out. Lost 20 lbs and got pregnant again. So far I am 25 wks and have only gained 6 lbs, but I am eating enough to keep me full. I make healthier decisions and eat a lot of small snacks in between meals. I have succumbed to some cravings but still have not gained much. Don't worry about your weight as long as the baby is growing. When I went for my sono at 19 weeks my baby was almost 2lbs, even though I hadnt gained much.
03-08-2008, 01:53 PM
My first pregnancy I gained 70 pounds, my daughter was 9lb 7oz. By my 6 week check up my BMI was in the healthy weight range. I could never understand why I put on so much weight. I only ate healthy foods (I'm a health freak!) & I exercised 2 hours a day. I was playing tennis up to 3 days before I had my daughter. My doctor said for me not to weigh myself & to continue my eating/exercise routine. When my daughter was born she was so strong. Could hold her head, lift herself up, the midwife was really amazed, by the time she was 2 months old was sitting up without assistance & walking at 7 months. I'm pregnant now & my husband has thrown out my scales...
03-10-2008, 07:07 PM
I gained 55 lbs with my first. He was 7 lbs 5 oz. But even my doctor wouldn't have believed I gained that much if the scale didn't tell. I carried him all up front. I ate extremely healthy, too. More importantly I lost the weight very quickly just by eating well and doing normal exercise. I'm pregnant now with my 2nd and am 18 weeks and have only gained 3 1/2 lbs. I say just keep eating healthy and don't worry about the number so much. Everyone and every birth is different.
03-14-2008, 12:41 PM
This is my second child but i did not lose alot of my weight from the first baby. I am trying to do what is best. Any suggestions?
03-18-2008, 03:33 PM
dont worry everything will be all right, i had the same problem. i gained 63 pounds and the baby was also "measuring big". i thought for sure i was going to have a toddler, but he was only 7 lb. 15 oz.
03-20-2008, 12:43 AM
I was 125 lb before getting preg and became 195lbs by the time I delivered a 11.9lb boy. I gained about the 60 lbs on my 2nd and delivered a 10.12 lb girl. I am now 6 mo preg with 3rd and I have gained about 27 lbs and would probobly deliver a much smaller baby, 9 or 10lbs baby. I come from a big baby family history, so it was already expected I would deliver big babies.
03-27-2008, 01:08 PM
im 30 weeks and have gained 22 lbs.
03-29-2008, 10:27 PM
hello, im expecting my second. right now i am 18 wks. I weigh 147 pounds. my first child was a boy. I am also worried about the weight too because with my first pregnancy I gained over 20 pounds. I am slowly gaining but the doc said not to worry. I want to start gaining some weight but i guess every pregnancy is different.
I had a friend who had gestational diabetes and had a special diet during pregnancy; she only gained 12 lbs her entire pregnancy! And had a healthy 6 lb. 10 oz. baby boy! We basically figured that the rest of her body actually lost a little weight (or body fat) while her belly gained so it was almost balancing itself the whole pregnancy! I think it is great that you are eating a healthy diet; so many women use pregnancy as an excuse to binge on all sorts of food and probably more junk food than they normally would:) I have a 6 month old baby and just found out today that we are pregnant again. I gained 50 lbs with my first pregnancy and only lost 25 from actual child birth..... now I am still overweight and pregnant again! I plan on continuing my healthy eating habits and hopefully I can balance my weight too! You only really need an extra 300 extra calories a day while pregnant; breastfeeding you actually need 500-600 more! Weird but true. Make those calories count and best to you!
04-03-2008, 01:51 AM
i gained quite a bit of weight...
my original weight before i got pregnant was 130
at first i didnt gain a thing but after about the 5th month everydody pressured me to eat..
soon i was sospoiled and the pounds kept packing on... lets just say id need to lose 60 or more to be back to my pre pregnant size!!!
04-03-2008, 01:58 PM
I am 14 weeks and have gained 11 pounds. Eat healthy and do a little exercise and everything will be just fine.
04-09-2008, 05:36 PM
Question... Im Having My 3rd Child. Im 18 Weeks Now And I Have No Appettite. With My Other 2 I Was Always Hungry. Is This Normal?
04-11-2008, 08:54 AM
I am almost 22 weeks and I have lost 30+ pounds. It's kind of scary
04-13-2008, 10:26 PM
I wouldn't feel bad at all about later weight gain. A month ago at 20 weeks i had stayed steady at 8 lbs weight gain and was not interested in food at all. Now i'm 24 weeks and gained 8 lbs in less than a month! Which brings the weight gain up to about 17 lbs. In everything in read for someone my size and weight i should only gain between 25-35 lbs and if my calculations are right 8lbs a month i should be gaining another 32lbs!!! I hope thats not true but the babies healthy right now so that's all i can ask for! So that's all anyone should worry about. Worry about the weight after you have the baby, thats when you can actually do something about it!
04-13-2008, 10:29 PM
I didn't start being hungry until about 2 weeks ago and i'm 24 weeks now. So no don't feel bad every pregnancy is unique and different and you're normal!
04-14-2008, 08:51 PM
I gained about 10 lbs during pregnancy..great right??! NOT after I had my son, I gained 60 lbs in 6 months... my thyroid was off! got med and am slowly losing it but am losing it!
04-14-2008, 08:57 PM
I am 39 weeks pregnant and I have gained exactly 35 pounds.
04-15-2008, 12:18 AM
Help!! I Am Already 7 Months And I Have Gained One Pound!!!! No Im Not Dieting Or Anything Stupid Like That. I Eat Everything Under The Sun. Whats Up With This?
04-15-2008, 12:20 AM
Hang In There! I Am 7 Months And Have Only Gained A Pound! As Long As Baby Is Moving And U Feel Good Everything Should Be Okay.
04-15-2008, 11:43 AM
Before pregancies I was 113. My first I gained 50 lbs and she was 6.12, my second I gained 60 lbs and he was 7.5, I can't imagine what I'd gain if I have a third. I am fortunate the weight did come off.
04-15-2008, 11:50 PM
I am at 30 weeks as of yesterday, and I have gained about 35 pounds already. I was average before, and now I am considered overweight. I'm PRAYING to get my pre-baby body back.
04-17-2008, 09:58 AM
With Rebecca I gained 40lbs thanks to preeclampsia. She was born 6lbs at 37weeks.
With Ashleigh I gained 27lbs and she was almost 7lbs at 38weeks.
With our son I gained 15lbs and not for lack of trying I ate EVERYTHING and he was 7lbs 6.2oz at 38weeks.
04-18-2008, 08:20 AM
I am 9 weeks pregnant now and instead of gaining weight I am losing it... Should I be concern or worried about anything like that cause at this moment I am kinda worried about that can anyone give me some advise on that please???
04-18-2008, 09:50 AM
I lost weight during the first trimester of both my pregnancies. With my first I was so sick I couldn't keep anything down. With my current pregnacy I just didn't feel hungry so I had to remind myself to eat dinner. By 14 weeks I started gaining weight. I wouldn't worry about it right now- just be thankfull! It's coming!
04-24-2008, 12:35 PM
I have 14 month old twins which are my only children. I gained 35 pounds but gain most of the 35 in the last few weeks. I delivered, at 35 weeks, a 3lb 12oz little girl and a 5lb 5 oz little boy. But for the first 4 months, I only gain a couple of pounds.
04-30-2008, 11:50 AM
with my first child i gained 50 pounds. i thought that he was going to be huge because i was all belly. but he was a month early and only wieghed 6 pounds and 12 ounces. no telling how much more i would have gained if he came out on time. i am now 20 weeks pregnant and have gained about 15 pounds.
05-18-2008, 01:21 PM
With my 1st pregnancy I gained exactly 40 lbs--I started out at 111 lbs and went up to 151 by the time I had him but I had preaclampsia and toximia(not sure I spelled that right) so most of my last month of weight gain was water retention. I looked awful. My face and neck even got swollen...not to mention my feet and legs! Most of that was due to the fact that my Dr. wouldnt listen to me about when I was due and decided he was right only to get proven wrong when I finally had him.(We found out he was AT LEAST 3 weeks late and we could have died!) With my 2nd I only gained 15 lbs because I was soooo sick for the WHOLE pregnancy. At least she was born on time!!
Jenna Mom of almost 3
05-18-2008, 03:17 PM
I'm 28 weeks along with my 3rd and have gained 10 pounds. I'm hoping that my weight gain stays about this even till the end. I only gained 23-25 with the first two, hopefully this one will be that way!
05-18-2008, 03:24 PM
LUCKY--I am up to about 40 lbs with 6 weeks to go..I am trying really hard to maintain this weight, I've been walking and doing a little weight training.
06-25-2008, 03:16 PM
how much is too much though, i've gained 13 or 14 pounds in 4 months, is that way too much to gain?
06-25-2008, 10:12 PM
I gained about 37 pounds total during my 39-week pregnancy. It was all gone around the time my daughter was 6 months. Honestly, I didn't really work out (other than the daily momma-go-there-and-get-that-and-sit-and-bend-and-reach, etc). I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that I ate mostly fruits, veggies, and cereal when I had cravings...not so much the ice cream and candy bars which tend to really stick. Don't worry about how much weight you gain. As long as you're eating healthy and staying active, I'm sure you'll be fine. :)
06-26-2008, 05:11 PM
okay this is off the subjest but i just ate lunch and my stomach is killing me, what causes this?
06-26-2008, 06:16 PM
Probably acid indigestion or reflux. It tends to get bad during pregnancy even if you never had it before because there's just less room for your stomach and its contents. Eat smaller amounts. Avoid greasy foods (or really fatty foods and maybe even sweets if they bother you). Don't lie down right after you eat. If you drink too much with your meals, that may make it worse as well. I had it pretty bad, and none of the over-the-counter stuff was very helpful. My doctor said I could take Prevacid, but I was really trying to avoid all medications. What worked for me was 3 Vlasic Ovals (the dill pickle hamburger "chips"...they're pickle slices). The vinegar supposedly neutralizes the acid. Worked for me. Best wishes!
06-27-2008, 04:16 PM
wow thank you so much, that's what i'll try next time, i love pickles!!
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