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<p>I was curious if you guys things 15 lbs weight gain at 20 weeks is to much?  With my son I gained about 30 lbs but I can't remember my weight gain (when and how much) with him.  I started out at a normal healthy weight (5'3" and 117).  My midwife hasn't said anything just said I was gaining weight and that it was good.  Just curious as what you guys think. </p>
 

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<p>it's hard to say because everyone gains weight at different times and at different rates during pregnancy. It would be a lot for me, but with DD I hadn't gained anything at 20 weeks. with this one I've gained 6 lbs at 22 weeks, and that was a shock for me, because I was a lot sicker this time around. but I was told at my WIC appointment that my weight gain is low for this stage of pregnancy. you may just gain more at the beginning, whereas I gain more in the second half of pregnancy. </p>
 

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<p>I don't think it is too much. If you gain a pound a week from here on out you'll be within that 25-35 window.</p>
 

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<p>I don't think it's too much. As long as you're taking good care of yourself and eating right, weight gain is pretty unique to each lady.</p>
 

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<p>I don't think that's too much, either.  I have a theory that women will have a typical healthy weight gain for them that won't vary too much between pregnancies.  All of my pregnancies I have gained about 40 lbs.  Some I gained more early on, and some I gained towards the end (darn!), but they all averaged the same despite the very different diets in some of the pregnancies.  Now, here I am with twins, so no doubt I'll break the 40 lb mark.  We'll see.  I think I'd gained about 20 lbs by 20 weeks, but I didn't really know my starting weight so it's just a guess.</p>
 

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<p>I've gained about 15 pounds at this point (21 weeks). I started out at 108 pounds and I'm 5'1". I gained about 37 pounds with DD and gained pretty evenly thoughout although I did have a big gain around the point blood volume really increases that freaked me out. I think your gain is totally fine.</p>
 

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<p>I'm at 22 weeks and have gained 15lbs. I don't think it's bad at all; DH keeps telling me that I have only gained in the belly.</p>
 

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<p>I've gained almost 20 lbs at 22 weeks, which is more than I've ever gained at this point.  Oddly, I'm wearing all my old maternity clothes and my clothes are fitting exactly the same (you know, with the exception of my belly)</p>
 

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<p>I keep worrying about weight gain too. I've gained 17 lbs at 23 weeks. I was 5'6" and 133 lbs to begin with. I'm trying to go with it (first time pregnancy here) and just listen to my body. Lately, my appetite seems to have waned, and my metabolism has slowed just a bit. But the belly feels like it keeps growing!!! So, I'm guessing that I've gone through a growth spurt and now my body will use this energy to fuel the baby through her own growth spurts. We'll see. </p>
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<p>I have to admit that it's definitely a stretch for me to be cool with gaining lots of weight. Listen to your body. You'll gain just the right amount and your baby will be healthy.</p>
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<p>Well I guess I am the biggest gainer to reply so far...25 lbs @ 23 weeks! 12 lb alone in the last month, gulp....I am about 5'8" and 128-130 lb not pregnant...I gained about 50 lb with 40 week pregnancy & about 40 with 36 weeks. I'd like to stay within the recommended range but I am HUNGRY...so while I need to slow down my pace I am not freaking too much as going back to my pregnancy diary that I've kept for all my pregnancies my gaining pattern is nearly identical to the pound with the second tri spurt in weight gain. And I've lost it all before both times so I know I can do it again....it's for the sake of our healthy babies and I agree with the post that says our bodies seem to want to put on a specific amount of weight...mine does! I am enjoying the eating part (it's more fun than the losing part, lol!), bon appetit!  <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></p>
 

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<p>i'm 20 weeks and i've gained 20lbs all in the second trimester. in fact, i lost weight from morning sickness during trimester 1.</p>
<p>im trying to not worry about it, though it is a concern for me to have put on so much so soon. i know the 25-35lb range is just a guideline, but i have to believe that they say women should only gain that much for reasons other than, "if you gain too much more than that it'll be harder to take it off after baby".. i mean, aren't there some serious physiological problems associated with gaining too much weight during pregnancy??</p>
<p>im worried about the weight, but i honestly dont think theres anything i can do about it so ive decided to kinda ignore it. DP is going to be reading the scale numbers for me so I don't have stress over it during midwife visits. those numbers are enough to make a girl go crazy!</p>
 

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<p>I think there are more serious implications for gaining too little weight than too much.  As long as the weight is coming from nutrient dense foods and not junk.  These twins are making me ravenous, but I've discovered over the past month or so, when my appetite really kicked in, that the more protein and fruit/veggies I eat, the less I crave sweets, and I have inherited a massive sweet tooth from my dad.  Occasionally, I'll have something sweet at the end of the day, but nowhere near the frequency I used to.  I don't even want to think about getting the weight off later, right now.  Ugh!  Hopefully nursing twins will help.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>StellaNuova</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1278447/weight-gain#post_16045958"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Well I guess I am the biggest gainer to reply so far...25 lbs @ 23 weeks! 12 lb alone in the last month, gulp....I am about 5'8" and 128-130 lb not pregnant...I gained about 50 lb with 40 week pregnancy & about 40 with 36 weeks. I'd like to stay within the recommended range but I am HUNGRY...so while I need to slow down my pace I am not freaking too much as going back to my pregnancy diary that I've kept for all my pregnancies my gaining pattern is nearly identical to the pound with the second tri spurt in weight gain. And I've lost it all before both times so I know I can do it again....it's for the sake of our healthy babies and I agree with the post that says our bodies seem to want to put on a specific amount of weight...mine does! I am enjoying the eating part (it's more fun than the losing part, lol!), bon appetit!  <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></p>
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<br><br><p>Nope, you are definitely not the biggest gainer.  ;)  I'm gaining at the same rate I did with DD, which is about 10 pounds per <span style="text-decoration:underline;">month</span>- same diet (for the most part), and same activity level.  Really frustrating.  :(  But I'm trying to remind myself that it all came off within 9 months after I had her... still frustrating though.   I think that my thyroid just tanks as soon as I get pregnant, so I'm trying to do some research on ways to support it during pregnancy.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>StellaNuova</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1278447/weight-gain#post_16045958"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Well I guess I am the biggest gainer to reply so far...25 lbs @ 23 weeks! 12 lb alone in the last month, gulp....I am about 5'8" and 128-130 lb not pregnant...I gained about 50 lb with 40 week pregnancy & about 40 with 36 weeks. I'd like to stay within the recommended range but I am HUNGRY...so while I need to slow down my pace I am not freaking too much as going back to my pregnancy diary that I've kept for all my pregnancies my gaining pattern is nearly identical to the pound with the second tri spurt in weight gain. And I've lost it all before both times so I know I can do it again....it's for the sake of our healthy babies and I agree with the post that says our bodies seem to want to put on a specific amount of weight...mine does! I am enjoying the eating part (it's more fun than the losing part, lol!), bon appetit!  <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></p>
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Nah, I've beat you with poundage ;) ; I'm 22w and up 26 lbs and shorter than you at 5' 5" and 130 prepreg. I could have written your post- I always gain like this and have big healthy pregnancies with big healthy babies. Listening to our bodies and making good choices is way healthier imo than trying to fit into a specific weight-gain window.</p>
 

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<p>At my last appointment, I'd gained a total of 18 lbs and I was just a day shy of 22 weeks. I gained 40 lbs total with my dd and about 45 lbs with my ds. I think I'm on par to gain around the same amount this time as well. (I never have trouble losing it, either, maybe with the exception of a few pounds that like to hang on. :))</p>
 
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