I'm 13 weeks and 3 days today.
BTW - I quit smoking in August when we started trying to have a Baby so I gained 15 pounds after that. I was a little careful not to overdo it when I got pregnant though so that might have made a difference. Certainly not dieting in anyway but eating only till I was full. Which seems to happen alot sooner these days.
Slow or non-existant weight gain is normal in the first trimester. Lots of women lose weight from nausea and the increased metabolism, but as long as you're getting in nutrition there's no problem.
The bulk of weight gain comes in the second trimester when the baby's growing super fast and then should level off to a fairly slow rate in the third trimester as the baby starts growing more like a newborn.
This time around I had only gained 1.5lbs by 14 weeks. I think it's completely normal to not gain much in the first trimester due to nausea, morning sickness, food aversions, etc.
Jessika, wife to Turbo, mommy to Codi (12/04), Kayce (8/08), Colten (10/10), and a new little coming 12/13 .
I've continued to gain less than I expected throughout the pg. I think total I've gained 28lbs and today is my EDD. But my fundal height measurement has always been right on and baby is active with a good strong heartbeat. Last appt. the dr said that the baby feels like a nice average sized baby.
I've been making sure to eat well. I started out a little overweight and think I've just replaced a lot of the crap I was eating with better healthier stuff. A while ago I stopped worrying about it and decided to be thankful that I won't have a ton of baby weight to lose.
Kristy, wife to Josh proud mama to Katie: since 3/08 and Emma since 8/12.
While I knew it was okay to not gain, it still seemed odd to me, even though I've got a little extra weight anyways. My midwife kept telling me she wasn't worried, but i was kinda relieved when I gained something -- now having gained 5, I'm not so worried nor too interested in seeing the number rise to much.
Karen happily married mother of 3 great children (19, 6, 5), in my last semester for my Masters in Nutrition and started a six-month internship.
I think my baby just has "growth spurts".
This time, I lost a little then gained a little so I'm right where I started.
Mama to a 5.5 yr old boy and a 2.5 yr old girl. Expecting baby 3 (another girl!) late June
With DS2 I lost 4 lbs in my first tri but didn't have hypermesis. I gained exactly 19 lbs again. Baby weighed 9 lbs 4 oz/19" long. Same calorie range as DS1.
I'm 14 wks with #3 and have lost 6 lbs in the 1st tri. I already had a low(er) BMI but midwife is not concerned b/c I'm eating very healthy foods and most days hit 2,000 cals.
Both my midwife and I comfortable and we are sure this is just how I do pregnancies. Both of my placentas were HUGE, hemoglobin great, and I had great pregnancies.
We are a family of Jesus loving urban-nesters living the granola life in a not-so-crunchy city. Our kids (DS 8, DS 7, DD 4) are home birthed and educated, and we just found out that a new Little will be added to our roost mid-April '14!
With this pregnancy again I didn't really get morning sickness, I didn't lose anything but didn't start gaining until week 21 and now I'm up to 23 lbs at 35 weeks.
My first pregnancy I lost a bit in the first trimester.
My second I gained a pound or two.
And then this time nothing for the first 20 weeks. Each person is so different, I'd not worry about it. Now if you didn't gain in the third trimester I might wonder what was going on with you!
Jen Mama of 2 precious boys (9) (6) and still in with my Matt after 12 years together.
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