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post #21 of 32
I've actually been a little concerned b/c I haven't gained nearly as much as I usually do. Only 10 pounds at this point. And I'm totally not 'bragging' or anything, as I usually have gained at least 15-20 by this point, and my lifestyle/eating habits really haven't changed too much, and I weighed the same pre-pregnancy this time as I did with my first. My OB hasn't been too concerned, so I guess I'll just keep doing what I'm doing?
post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by emily11megan View Post
I'm sorry ladies, but I am feeling very disheartened by everyone's serious concerns about their weight gains. This is a totally normal, necessary and GOOD thing for most pregnant women. Society gives us an unreasonable expectation to remain thin no matter what, even when it's not healthy to do so. We are and will be nourishing another life! I am 26 weeks and have gained 20lbs+ and so what?!?!?! As long as it's not all from sweets, it's all good. Give yourselves a break and remind yourselves that you are all in an amazing place and look beautiful and alive to most people (even the men we think we have to stay thin for)
My concern is that I gained 50 with my first and 70 with my second. In both cases my BP become near dangerously high. So in an effort to have a much healthier pregnancy than I have experienced in the past I am really trying to eat well and exercise and not gain too much weight. I also started out overweight too.
post #23 of 32
i was all excited because i thought this thread would make me feel better. nope. i would love to have "only" gained as much as some of you.

27 pounds up at 26 weeks with a singleton. **crying inside**
post #24 of 32
I've decided to say... a pound a week seems acceptable. Even if you don't gain it at that rate. If you go to 40 weeks, and have gained 40lbs... Isn't that good? I gained 20lbs with my first (I made it to 27 weeks) and like 40lbs with my second (And I only made it to 33 weeks! I blame the bed rest) and I was back to weighing 110lbs only a few months later. It's not a big deal. As long as I don't get cankles, extra chins or back fat... I will be happy.
post #25 of 32
honestly? at this point i don't think a 20 lb weight gain is unreasonable, especially if you're average weight or slim. i haven't gained that much, but i'm morbidly obese - doesn't matter much if the baby cannibalizes me a little i can see why it can get stressful.. but keep in mind it's for a good reason at this point. we're packing on a few pounds of baby in the next while, plus the growing placenta, amniotic fluid, uterus that goes with it.

if i gain a pound a week from here on in, i'm calling it normal and patting myself on the back.
post #26 of 32
BRAVO!

Now, who's up for some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies or a HUGE turkey sandwich with mayo?

Yum. Let's just enjoy, it. Seriously. It's fun to be curvy and have everyone tell you you are beautiful. (My ego LOVES it...)
Don't cry about gaining weight...it's mostly water and baby goods anyway...
and you don't want to starve your little darlin', right?

post #27 of 32
I envy those of you who are ok with your weight gain thus far....I wish I could be.

I am 29 weeks and up 26 pounds I gained 60 lbs with DD1 and I am afraid I might be on a similar path (and while I was petite starting this pregnancy, I was still heavier than when I became preggo with DD1). I did loose all 60 that I had gained, but I am 4 years older now (not to mention AMA) which also worries me.

Sigh.....

Tracy
post #28 of 32
I'm 28 weeks and up somewhere between 25 and 30 pounds. I'm not too worried as I was told to gain some weight by the acupuncturist at me RE's office when I had my embryo transfer (this is an IVF baby). She thought I was leaning toward the too thin side, so I'm hoping that makes this ok. My doctor hasn't batted an eye. When I asked him if I was gaining too much he told me that I look fine and to quit worrying about it.
post #29 of 32
I've only gained 13 pounds and I'm 27 weeks. With my first son, I gained 80 by the time I delivered at 38 weeks. Now I'm starting to wonder if I should be gaining more (or if I will be kicking myself in a couple months when I gain 40 pounds in the last 2 months!).
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by redclover View Post
BRAVO!

Now, who's up for some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies or a HUGE turkey sandwich with mayo?

Yum. Let's just enjoy, it. Seriously. It's fun to be curvy and have everyone tell you you are beautiful. (My ego LOVES it...)
Don't cry about gaining weight...it's mostly water and baby goods anyway...
and you don't want to starve your little darlin', right?

post #31 of 32
I gained 50lbs with my 1st and will prob do the same with this munchkin...I wouldn't stress it except that my midwives are telling me if I gain more than 35 or 40lbs I can't do a water birth. So I am a little bummed because I am def on the way to 50 again! oh well. I don't eat perfectly by any means but my diet is the smae as when I am not preggo, what can you do my body knows what it needs, right? And I suppose I can labor in the tub either way...we'll see if they can get me out! haha!
post #32 of 32
I had my 28 week update and he said i was up 27lbs. Granted the clothes r heavier now then when I started, hehe. I brought it up & told him about the weight last time since I have diff dr b/c of diff location. He said the weight total isn't that big, just a big jump since last appt. So that made me feel a little better.

Redclover-totally agree!!! We really shouldn't stress too much. When else in ur life do u gain weight and u get comments like "oh u look great" or everyone asking how ur feeling. Granted I live far away from all family & 99% of my friends this time. Even if I gain 40lbs its 20 less. So people who saw me preg before think I look awesome-haha!
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