I think it seems like a lot of you are gaining more weight because you didn't carry extra weight to begin with, and your body just decided you need it. That is why I like to trust my body to know what it is doing. I was fairly overweight pre pregnancy, 5'8" and 215 lbs. I'm lucky in that my body type is pretty hourglass, which regular MDs consider to be healthier, so usually people don't think I'm *that* overweight. But my BMI is obese, so I'm obese. I think I've only gained 8 pounds because I only am gaining uterus and baby and don't need the extra fat. And I'm good with that. Just really surprised. I eat healthy, but I don't watch what I eat and I haven't been active due to symphysis pubic dysfunction. So I was overly concerned about weight gain due to inactivity. I'm extremely glad that my midwife hasn't even cared if I weigh myself. I'm even measuring a bit big and she says I carry extra weight, that can happen. No big deal. I love this attitude because it keeps me grounded, you know? I don't need overly worried health care professionals, I do enough worrying on my own.