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post #21 of 35
One thing to keep in mind, is that your body does some spreading to make room for the growing baby. Your ribs will spread, causing your torso to look bigger and your hips will spread causing your butt and thighs to get bigger too. Of course, diet can play into it, but there's nothing you can do about the spreading.
post #22 of 35
I am up 17lbs at 18wks and not feeling good about it since I've read about the risks and struggles that can come from gaining too much.

However, I think it's pretty much all in the belly which makes me feel much better. I'd be worried if it was my neck, arms, etc. getting bigger, because then it would just be normal "getting fat" not special "getting pregnant" weight gain.

I think part of the guilt comes from knowing I could be doing better about food and exercise. I do think I need a better balance of foods with less emphasis on wheat and dairy and more veggies.
post #23 of 35

Hi friends, I was extremely sick throughout the first trimester and now, at 21.5 weeks, have finally made it up to 5 pounds gained for the whole pregnancy. I see two different midwives, one at the HMO and one for our hoped-for homebirth, and I was at the HMO midwife today and she said I was going to need to "watch out" because I had gained 4 pounds in about the last month. This, after not gaining basically any weight the whole time. She said I needed to lay off the carbs... In my rational mind I am thinking that I'm eating healthier and healthier as the nausea (still!) lets me and I am starting exercising regularly again, and I'm doing the best I can and my body is fine. But the other part of my mind is really upset over her comments and frustrated that I don't know what to eat (meat proteins still make me sick, as do most vegetables, so I've been pretty dairy and carb heavy, but what can I do??) Do you all have any good perspective for me? Luckily I have my homebirth midwife to see next week who will hopefully be more supportive. Right now however I just feel terrible. 

post #24 of 35

Hey midsummer. I'd totally ignore HMO midwife. She sounds like a jerk. You sound like you are doing fine. 4 lbs in one month is diddily squat. Especially taking into consideration your whole pregnancy. It sounds like you are doing the best you can. Continue on that route. Eat as healthy as you can manage and keep up the healthy activity. Sounds like your HMO midwife is more like an OB. Though, many OBs wouldn't make a fuss over a tiny gain of that sort. If you must stick it out with her, just ignore her advice/comments unless they make sense.

post #25 of 35
Midsummer that sounds ridiculous. My homebirth midwife called my 5 lbs in one month gain "healthy." Everything I have read says 1 lb. a week from the second trimester on.
post #26 of 35
Midsummer, I agree with the other ladies... Ignore her. I don't understand why some providers make weight gain such a big deal. You're doing fine!! Don't let her get you down!
post #27 of 35

everything I've read as well says 1lb a week for the second trimester, depending on your starting weight. 

post #28 of 35
Ditto what the others are saying. Your weight gain is totally fine!
post #29 of 35

Thanks everyone. I was pretty upset by her comments yesterday. I was just so pleased that I'd finally gotten on track and gained something and was really thrown that she was so dismissive. I think she probably wasn't thinking, maybe it's the standard thing she says to people who gain weight? Lay off the carbs? Ugh. I am lucky to have my other care provider. And I feel good! So I think I'm doing okay. I was too freaked out to have any carbs at lunch but after dinner finished off the last slice of carrot cake :) 

post #30 of 35
So, I'm 38+2 today. I had an appt yesterday and one the week before. At both of those I had lost a bit more than a pound, putting me back to where I was at 32 weeks. Is this normal??? I feel like I've been eating fine, maybe a bit less since its been really hot, but nothing different than the whole rest of the pregnancy.
Should I be concerned at all?
post #31 of 35
Pretty normal. I've stayed the same weight for the past four weeks. I think I'm sweating it all off. My fundal height is the same too, babe is moving down down down.
post #32 of 35

I have not been gaining weight at the same rate as earlier in my pregnancy, thank goodness! I am roughly the same weight now as in early June, with a little fluctuation. I think at this point, she's just converting what we've already got on board from my body into hers, and that's fine by me considering I'm up 47 lbs since October >.< 

post #33 of 35
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Originally Posted by harmonious View Post

So, I'm 38+2 today. I had an appt yesterday and one the week before. At both of those I had lost a bit more than a pound, putting me back to where I was at 32 weeks. Is this normal??? I feel like I've been eating fine, maybe a bit less since its been really hot, but nothing different than the whole rest of the pregnancy.
Should I be concerned at all?

It is common to lose weight when you are close to deliverywink1.gif. I lost two lbs at my last checkup, then had baby the next day!d Of course your care provider will let you know if it is a concern. Just get some rest and take good care of yourself.

post #34 of 35
I kept gaining weight all the way up until delivery with my first. With me second, and third, I stopped gaining approx 3 weeks before delivery. Ive lost a lb or 2 here and there but there were no major fluctuations.
post #35 of 35

I haven't gained an ounce in about 9 weeks- since being diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I am diet controlled, and I had gained about 25 pounds previously- so all in all, I'm very happy with the total gain, and my doctor doesn't seem concerned that I haven't gained in so long. My face and arms/legs are definitely thinner, so the baby is just sucking weight from other parts of me. I had plenty to share though. :)

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