I gained 45+ lbs in my last pregnancy, and it felt like a lot. I am 5'6'', and was 27 yrs and 140 lbs. to start. It was uncomfortable, and one of the things that my midwives have suggested is that I am more mindful of my weight gain this time.
I'm now 30, and started this pg at 150 lbs. My "goal" (however you manage that) is to gain the "recommended" 25-35 lbs., but I just don't get HOW I do that. I eat when I'm hungry, don't eat junk food, don't drink juice or soda, eat only brown carbs, and treat myself just now and then. At 17 weeks, I've gained ~3 lbs.
Reading in my DDC and talking to friends/family, it seems like a lot of people gain more than the recommended weight, but I can't find any stats on it.
How much do women REALLY gain during pregnancy? All the info out there seems to be about recommendations rather than reality. Any thoughts?