I am 15 1/2 weeks pregnant. I am concerned about my weight. I weighed about 165 before I got pregnant, and I was trying to lose some weight, (so that I wouldn't be packing even more extra pounds when I got pregnant). Then when I hit 153 pounds I found out that I was pregnant. I have not had a single moment of morning sickness yet, thank god. Although I have had food that upsets my stomach after I eat them. My ob says that weight loss is normal, my PCP says I should be gaining weight by now. I'm so confused I don't know who to believe. I think I should be gaining weight considering I'm not hugging a toilet all day like some people, (sorry for those or you who have.) Does anyone have any pointers for gaining weight with out eating a bunch a junk food?
Gain it with healthy foods! I didn't gain weight for a while, it is different for everyone. Some women eat like crazy because they think that because they are pregnant, they can. So, eat sensibley, don't starve yourself, and you and your baby will be great! PS-the less weight you gain now, the less you will have to worry about after pregnancy!
If your Ob isn't worried about the baby & s/he is growing normal then I wouldn't worry about it!! If you are overweight you aren't supposed to gain as much as normal people anyway!! If you don't start gaining by week 20 or so then you might make another call to the OB!! Also just because you aren't hugging the toilet( I hope I am so lucky) doesn't mean you aren't eating less. Plus I am not sure if what you were doing before to lose the weight but if you are doing whatever it was you were doing (i.e exercising, eating better) still than that could be a reason. Your baby is still small & you aren't supposed to take in but an extra 300 calories when pregnant!! Basically if your OB says the baby is good then don't sweat it & feel VERY proud!!!
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Last edited by angel25705; 09-03-2009 at 12:59 PM.
Dont even worry about it. I just turned 20 wks and barely gained 3lbs. I had lost about 7lbs since i found out i was preg. Its totally normal in the beginning. As long your eating right and healthy you'll eventually gain weight. I didnt have any morning sickness either.
I am 37 week today, and I have not gained one pound I am actually down about a pound. My ob is not concerned at all, our little one is actually measuring about 8 lbs right now and I still have 3 weeks to go. So I wouldn't worry too much, if your doctor doesn't seem to concern and your little one is right on track, I wouldn't stress over it.
my sister-in-law didn't gain any weight...in fact, she lost 12lbs during her whole pregnancy. she delivered a healthy 7.5lb baby girl. i personally was overweight to start and only gained about 7lbs with both of my daughters and they are both very healthy. you just need to eat healthy. it's just less to lose after!! that's a good thing, enjoy it!
Last edited by amberaugh; 03-13-2009 at 11:03 PM. Reason: this is amber's mom...i'm not a "new parent"
Dear reader of these posts,
I am a little worried though I am going to ask my doctor... I have lost 10 kgs or 22lbs since finding out that I am pregnant and I am only 10 weeks. I am concerned only because I want to continue breastfeeding my 16th month old as he isn't ready to be weaned. Has anyone else experienced this sort of weight loss? (I am not yet under my the smallest weight I was before I had children but it is concerning...).
Thanks I will let you know what my doctor says later.
I know of other people who have lost weight/not gained a lot - I would recommend foods like whole fat yogurt, cheese, nuts, fatty fish like salmon and whole grain carbs. Good luck !
I'm 31 weeks with my first child and I am actually down 17 lbs (as of my last dr visit yesterday) from where I began. I have had no morning sickness and very little nausea (I consider my self very lucky and blessed), I also eat like I always have. When I went into the dr yesterday and saw that I had lost 6 lbs in the last week I was shocked and a little terrified. My OB says that he thinks its in part to the Metformin I'm on which is helping balance out my blood sugar levels. He said he is not worried and that this can actually happen sometimes to pregant women (especially when they start out overweight as I did). I had an ultrasound last week and our little Autumn is actually measuring in the 67th percentile right now at 3 lbs 15 oz. The doctor also said that my belly is growing right where it needs to be at this point and she sounds and looks very healthy. So I would say not to worry about it until your OB starts to show some concern, which he/she more than likely will not. Good luck and congratulations