Obviously due to my nausea/vomiting/otherwise hating being awake issues, I've been loosing some weight (down from 154 at my first check up at 5 weeks to 145 this morning at 8 weeks, 1 day). I've read that weight loss is fairly normal in the first trimester, but wanted to know other folks' experiences. To those who have been pregnant before, when did you start to see a weight gain? And are the weight gain recommendations based on pre-pregnancy weight or lost weight (if you did lose in early pregnancy)?
Was today's weight at a check up too? (same scale?) 9 lbs. is a lot to lose in 3 weeks. With the frequent vomiting you've been having, a bunch of it is probably due to dehydration. Did you get to talk to your provider about trying meds for the vomiting?
In terms of overall weight gain, you'll probably gain less than someone who didn't lose anything in the first trimester, but assuming you start feeling better, you could easily still end up with a 20lb+ gain. With my first I gained about 1-2 lb in the first trimester, but went on to gain a total of 24lb. The gain really accelerated around 20 weeks, and I gained 10lb in a month at one point. This time I'm up about 2lb at 9 weeks. Losing some in the first trimester is certainly not uncommon, but ideally you'll be able to turn it around soon.
Hugs and good luck.
Definitely be assertive about getting some meds or something if you are losing that much weight... that seems like a lot even for a non-pregnant person to lose in a short period of time.
I've only lost about a pound and a half over the past two weeks, I think due to food aversions (no vomitting) and just lack of appetite.
Even without any vomiting at all, just food aversions have usually caused me to lose a little bit of weight in my first trimesters. Generally just a couple pounds over the course of the 12 weeks, but I definitely don't usually gain weight in that period. This time around (4th pregnancy), I've been exercising on top of being more careful with what I eat, and from my original weight, I've gone down 5 pounds this past month, even though I'm now obviously showing. I hope that means my limbs are getting trimmer. ;)