Does your doc/midwife use your pre-pregnancy weight or the lowest weight you got down to in the first trimester as the starting point for your weight. I'm trying to figure out if I'm still in the negative or if my gain has started. :)
my mw goes by the lowest during-pregnancy weight, and counts up from there. For me that usually means my 12 week weight. She does encourage me to try and not lose too much weight during this phase since she does track how much i lose first as well.
My OB counted from pre-pregnancy weight so I would be technically gaining less (our local hospital is very strict on its definition of obesity). Go with whatever makes your life easier, same difference.
As far as I can remember, they tracked based upon my weight at my first appointment, which was usually around 12 weeks. This time I'm with a MW at a hospital and they did weigh me, but calculated how much I "should" gain by the pre-pregnancy weight I gave them. I think it is weird to go that way, but I guess it is 12 pounds of leeway for me.
Interesting. I wonder how my midwife will do it later this month. I haven't been on the scale this week, but I suspect I gained back the weight I lost and am about at my pre-pregnancy weight. awesome to have 12lbs leeway heldt123, unless they start freaking out that you haven't gained enough. :)
Ooops, I made a mistake. I dug out the paper, and they did put my current weight on there for weight gain. I was so tired and out of it yesterday I got it confused. So no, no 12 pound breathing room for me. I'm still in the 15-25 pound recommended gain range, which bites because I'm sure the weight will come on fast once I get my appetite back, sort of like after a crash diet.