Originally Posted by Buzzer Beater
With dd1 I gained about 30 lbs or so... I for sure was not expecting this. How were you reassured that babes were okay? Did your midwives estimate size?
I wasn't worried in the least. My mw's were at first but after looking at my diet log for 3 weeks they were content that i was getting enough protein and fresh foods. By the time the 3rd rolled around they realized this was just how my body did it. They could tell by touch that the babies were all good sized, as well. They did estimate size, but i asked them to not let me know as i didn't want to have a preconceived notion in my head or be fearful if they estimated 9+ lbs.
My new mw though wants her clients to gain at least 30, which im right at (already, yikes!) so this time around i'm not sure what the difference is (except the 4 months between pregnancy being too close on my body) as i eat much the same, but am getting less water this pregnancy.
Our of all 4 pregnancies the only time i've had a care provider worry was with my first. And i lost a ton of weight due to hyperemesis, was put on IVs and zofran and a high fat/high calorie diet. Through determination and sheer will power i managed to gain 28 lbs the last trimester with that one. My ob was very pleased. Interestingly enough, the pregnancy where i gained 28 lbs and the pregnancy where i gained 14 lbs . . . i started out at the same low weight and both children weighed exactly the same - 8 lbs 2 oz.