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#1 of 5 Old 04-14-2013, 05:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just for fun, I've been measuring to see how my hips change as pregnancy progresses and it is SHOCKING. I had no idea my body would change this much! 

 

I decided to share since so many people early in pregnancy wonder about how their bodies might change. 

 

(BTW, I am pear shaped, and by "healthy weight" I mean about 25 BMI, so still a little extra padding.) 

 

2 years ago, Pre-pregnancy, ~20 lbs overweight:  42in

 

At beginning of pregnancy, ~healthy weight: 40in

 

End of first trimester, +8lbs: 43in 

 

24wks, +25lbs: 46in 

 

I hope that's not all just extra fat, but also baby-pushing room :) 


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I'm voting for baby-pushing room!  I have noticed that my pants are fitting a little tighter around the hips at 30 weeks.  You are brave for measuring.




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Oh gosh, yes.  I've never measured (agreed, you're a brave woman), but I was totally shocked at how much my hips expanded.  I'm a pretty slim person normally, so it was quite an adjustment.  It was all for a good purpose, because I had a relatively easy labor for a first-timer.  They did go back to their previous size after about a year or so of my DS being born, but I have a feeling Baby Number 2 might make it a more permanent condition.  wink1.gif

 

That's alright, I needed some more curves anyway.  lol.gif


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Well, I started measuring when I committed to getting in shape a few years ago and read that waist width was a better indicator of health than weight because belly fat is more dangerous than butt/hip fat.

I actually found it really motivating to see it go down, and I think it helps me from having a skewed sense of my body. The numbers don't lie, while body image (and especially clothing sizes) can be untrustworthy!!

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I'm not sure what my hips were pre-pregnancy, but at 14 weeks they measured a little over 32 inches around. I measured high on the hip, near the hip bones. Now I'm 30 weeks and they are measuring 35 inches. My BMI was 21 before, and I've gained 15-16 lbs. We'll see what the next 10 weeks bring!

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