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Thought I'd post this in a separate thread even though I mentioned it in the weekly thread, because it's nagging at me. I lost about 5 lbs in the first trimester from morning sickness, and slowly gained it back. But I haven't really gone over that. Yesterday I found out that I'd LOST a pound in the last month.<br><br>
I do have some weight to spare, but I've always heard that even overweight women should be gaining during pregnancy. I feel like I've been eating enough, but I wonder if I need to watch my diet and eat more protein, fat, etc. Also, I've gone off my Zoloft since getting pregnant, so that could cause a weight loss. But I want to make sure any loss is healthy.<br><br>
FTR, I'm about 5'3" and 180 lbs. In my last pregnancy, I started at 140 and gave birth at 180. I went down to 155, then went on Zoloft and went back up to around 180, where I've been ever since.
 

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Gosh, I'm not sure what to say. There does seem to be an immense amount of pressure to gain at least 15 pounds during pregnancy, even if you're overweight, but at the same time it seems to me that maintaining or losing weight if you are very overweight doesn't have to be unhealthy during pregnancy. The way I see it, if you have changed your eating habits for the better and are consuming enough calories (and nutrients!) for you and the baby, but you lose a few pounds of fat, things should be fine. But, I am not a professional health care provider by any stretch, so please take that with a grain of salt. What does your care provider say? I can only imagine how stressful this must be given the pressure there is to gain.
 

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Me too.<br><br>
My midwife says "no big deal."<br><br>
I've never gained a lot. In my four previous pgs:<br><br>
Gained 11 lb, delivered 5 lb 7 oz baby at 36 wks<br>
Gained 7 lb, delivered 5 lb 4 oz baby at 34 wks<br>
Gained 3 lb, delivered 4 lb 15 oz baby at 33 wks<br>
Gained 12 lb, delivered 8 lb 3 oz baby at 36 wks<br><br>
Some of mine have been small - but were actually large for their gestational ages.<br><br>
I'm also still nursing, are you?
 

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Not in your ddc but with both pg's I lost quite a bit of weight during the first 20 weeks. I lost almost 40lbs with the first pg and about 30lbs with the second. I had different ob's with each pg and neither said anything about. I'm pretty overweight (over 200lbs) so that probably played into their lack of concern. I was simply sick and had little appetite so that, plus the extra work of growing a baby, just made the pounds fall off. Try not to worry!
 

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My doctor (family doc) says I'm probably fine, but monitor my weight and call her back if I continue to lose weight. She didn't seem worried.<br><br>
I actually haven't been eating great ... it's hard to find time to even make a sandwich on my schedule (working 10-hour days and watching our toddler while my husband works). So there's been more junk food than I'd usually like. But I thought there were enough calories, at least!<br><br>
I've been trying to eat healthier, and get more protein. Even if I'm eating frozen dinners, at least I can get the ones with meat and vegetables rather than that Banquet crap. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> So hopefully that will make a difference. I guess I'd be more comfortable if I gained at least a couple pounds, even if not 15.<br><br>
Oh, and no, I'm not nursing. I had supply issues with Corbin and went entirely to formula at 9 months.
 

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as long as your baby is growing it should be a big deal. you ma notice in the end putting on more weight... i have only put on 4 lbs this whole pregnancy and that is after loosing 24lbs! hope you are able to take a vitamin b/c baby will suck you dry of nutrients
 

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At my 24 week appointment I'd only gained 4 lbs; I'll know next week where I am for the 28ish week appointment. For me, part of it was losing a lot of 'water weight' because I'd started this pregnancy nursing, and weaned DS when I was about 3 months in.<br><br>
I would be more concerned at your diet than I would your lack of weight gain! Frozen dinners and junk food?! Shame, shame, shame...<br><br>
Even if you don't have time to make a sandwich, try mixing some granola with a cup of yogurt, or something similar. I know how hard it is to do ANYTHING with a toddler (mine's teething now too, so I'm boo-hooing this motherhood thing a lot these days), but you can also make a lot of stuff ahead of time. Chop up some veggies, cheese and stuff, stick it in a tupperware container and... you've got a salad.<br><br>
Eat better!
 

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I wouldn't be too concerned as long as you are getting the vitamins and nutrients you need, and baby is growing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I actually wish I weren't gaining, and not sure how I am to be honest. I have been eating sooo much better, and still nursing two kids, and last I knew I was up 16 pounds, probably more now, and I am 300#!! I have a really hard time loosing weight while nursing, so I guess that is just the way I am. BUT...it is iimportant to try to get more veggies, and fruits, and protein for sure. ado you like smoothies? I can't imagine having to work 10 hour days while pregnant either, it must be really hard to fond the time to get some healthy stuff going. It can be hard for me, and I sah, though with 4 kids and homeschooling. LOL
 
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