Question about weight gain...
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|Mon, 02-06-2012 - 11:11am|
So I am curious because this is my first baby and I'm a little unsure if I should be concerned at all or not. I'm 17 weeks and 2 days, and still have not really gained any weight. My pre-pregnancy weight was 145. I maintained that until I was about 14 weeks and, during my 14th week I was really sick throwing up all the time, and not able to eat or drink anything but water and some pretzels. I ended up going down to 138 in a matter of two or three days. I have since gained a couple pounds and I am back up to 140, but holding steady there, even though I can and am eating a lot more now and feeling much better. I'm still not really showing yet either, there is a little bump, but it is so small most people do not even notice it. So I guess my question is just that is this normal? My main concern is just wanting to make sure myself and the baby are healthy and that the baby is developing normally, because I know most resources online and doctors say once you are in your second trimester you should be gaining about a pound a week.
My doctor did not seem too concerned about it at my last appointment a couple weeks ago. She did comment that I had lost weight, but not that I needed to gain yet or anything. So I am just waiting until my next appointment and ultrasound in a couple weeks to ask her about this and see if there is anything I should be doing.