BTDT - Weight Gain in Pregnancy

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Registered: 03-28-2008
BTDT - Weight Gain in Pregnancy
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Mon, 08-31-2009 - 11:34am

I'm curious about how much weight you gained during your pregnancies...so here are my questions...


1) Were you considered below-avg, avg, or above-avg weight before pregnancy?


2) How much weight did you gain overall?


3) Was your dr/mw ever concerned about your weight gain?


-My mw hasn't said anything about my weight gain, but I feel like it's been creeping up a lot lately and was just wondering about other people's experiences.

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Registered: 03-19-2007
Mon, 08-31-2009 - 12:20pm

1) i was at a healthy weight for my height (5'1" 115 lbs)

2) not quite 40 lbs and all of it in the last two trimesters!

3) At one appt I was told by a mw that they were really just looking to make sure I was gaining weight and there was no need to worry about my gain (i think it was 7 lbs in 4 weeks at the appt or something close).

I was within 7 lbs of my pre-pg weight by my six week check-up, and the ob told me to be careful not to lose weight too fast! ha! I've lost three pounds since then :P

I wouldn't worry about your weight creeping up - that sounds very normal. Weight gain doesn't directly correlate to size of the baby, health of the baby or how easily you will lose the weight afterwards. Enjoy being pregnant and having the excuse to eat that second piece of cake :D

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Registered: 03-28-2008
Mon, 08-31-2009 - 2:12pm
Thanks Brita...sounds like we're pretty similar in size...I started out at 5'1 about 120-125.

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Registered: 12-04-2007
Mon, 08-31-2009 - 2:42pm

1) Were you considered below-avg, avg, or above-avg weight before pregnancy? I think I was average, maybe slightly below. I am 5'4" and weighed about 112 pre-pregnancy

2) How much weight did you gain overall? I believe I gained between 45-47 lbs over all

3) Was your dr/mw ever concerned about your weight gain? I had one Dr.'s visit late in my second trimester where I had gained 10 lbs in 4 weeks. My dr. asked if I had been eating healthy and when I said not really she kind of got on me about it.

I didn't gain any weight at all in the first trimester. I remember at 20 weeks I weighed 120 and I was hoping that at 40 weeks I would weigh 140. No such luck ;-) honestly I felt like it didn't matter that much what I did, I just gained a lot of weight. I'm already down to like 117 though, so I guess it's not that big of a deal. The weight seems to pretty much fall off now that I'm no longer pg and I'm breastfeeding. Good luck with it, and try not to stress to much!

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Lilypie
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Registered: 01-17-2007
Mon, 08-31-2009 - 2:56pm

1) Were you considered below-avg, avg, or above-avg weight before pregnancy?

I'm 5'3" and was 120 when I got pregnant, which is a healthy weight for my height.

2) How much weight did you gain overall?

I gained 40 lbs., slightly above the recommended amount, but not too bad.

3) Was your dr/mw ever concerned about your weight gain?

At one point, I gained 8 lbs. in 4 weeks and my dr. told me to lay off the sweets (I'm a baker, so I was surrounded and had mad cravings, hehe), and then the gain slowed down. Most of the time she just told me I was "perfect", hehe, loved her.

Also, I know this isn't everyone's experience, but it only took me 2 or 3 months to take it all off again. I lost the first 25 pounds in the first week after Ry was born. I'm not sure if it was the BFing or the fact that I was too stressed and tired to eat much or the fact that running around the house jiggling Ry was almost the only thing that made him happy, but it honestly was not a challenge at all, so that could happen for you, too!

-Megan

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wttg
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Registered: 03-28-2008
Mon, 08-31-2009 - 3:09pm

Thanks ladies...I think I just needed to hear that it's ok to gain more than the recommended 25-30lbs.

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Registered: 10-03-2008
Mon, 08-31-2009 - 3:26pm

Lora I'll preface my response by telling you that genetics plays a huge role in the PG weight gain/ ability to lose the weight later thing. The most important thing to remember is to eat healthy & minimize the junk food/ sweets. And get exercise! Even just walking for 20-30 mins a day can make a huge difference.


With my first baby;


1) Were you considered below-avg, avg, or above-avg weight before pregnancy?


I was slightly overweight - 5'3", 135

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Registered: 03-28-2008
Mon, 08-31-2009 - 4:09pm
Noel~

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Registered: 09-01-2004
Mon, 08-31-2009 - 4:29pm

I've had two pg so I'll answer in two different colors, because they were different experiences!


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Registered: 05-24-2007
Mon, 08-31-2009 - 7:41pm

1) Were you considered below-avg, avg, or above-avg weight before pregnancy?

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