I am hoping to hear some anecdotal experiences here! I am sure I am not the only one who has always gained a lot with my pgs (and had big babies). I didn't eat terrible at all but didn't pay much attention or deprive myself. I ate very healthy 80-90% of the time but often ate a lot. LOL I gained at least 50+ lbs with all my pgs although a lot at the end was water weight as well.
This time around after my last baby being an ounce short of 10 lbs, I am taking a stand against my bad habits and paying close attention to what I'm actually eating. I am using babyfit to monitor what I am actually putting in my mouth. I've always gained even in the first trimester because I get so nauseated and eat to feel better even for a short time. I have always been active and this has not affected my babies' birthweights.
I am almost 9 weeks and thrilled to report I am down 4 lbs...I am eating very healthy and avoiding junk food and sugar except for a very occasional (small) indulgence. I am sure I lost a little muscle as well as I was on modified bedrest for a few weeks. But I am finally on top of things and feel like I am doing really well! My nausea is still there but surprisingly isn't worse with eating better and less.
It might be important to know that I am a healthy weight for height and always lose what I gain, even if it takes quite a few months.
SOOOO after all of that history I would like to ask if anyone here has gained much less with a subsequent pregnancy by eating more carefully and had a much smaller baby??
With the complications I have had in the past I would like to make a go at changing it and hopefully having an easier birth. I suppose you can teach an old dog new tricks! LOL