Every person is going to be different! I'm obese and should only gain 11-20 according to the American guidelines (though my doctor tells me 15-25 *shrugs*). If you're underweight to start, then you're supposed to be gaining more for your baby (and a good percentage of that is going to be baby, placenta, increased blood volume, etc.). If you're really worried, talk to your doctor about it.
I have MS without vomiting and I've been eating every 2 hours or so to cope (and not always healthily). I even introduced juice, which I never ever consumed before getting pregnant. Despite that, I lost 5 pounds in the first 8 weeks and have maintained the same weight since. My only explanation for this would be that I must have had a big metabolism jump. I'm waiting for my bad habits to catch up with me in the second trimester.
My first pregnancy I was overweight and only gained 16. After my DS was born, I lost a significant amount of weight (71 lbs) and was back to healthy. Then I got pregnant again and the second time gained 67 lbs. I asked my OB about it and she said every pregnancy is different and your body will gain what it needs to sustain healthy baby.
I know it's hard to gain (this second time was just killer) but it WILL come off after baby. Your body knows what it needs to keep you and baby healthy- as long as your doctor isn't concerned I wouldn't worry about it (easier said than done i know)
Your body will do what it's going to do. You decide what goes in, it decides what to do with it! I gained almost 60lbs with ds, this time around I've gained 11lbs at 21 weeks. I am a little more active and my eating habits are generally better but not drastically. Even how the weight has distributed has been different this time around.
As everyone else has said--don't stress about the weight gain, worry about your overall health. My sister-in-law Is very thin... she gained 60 pounds in both of her pregnancies. That's what her body said she needed. I am a big girl and gained 13 pounds my first pregnancy and went home from the hospital at less than pre-pregnancy weight. This time, I'm halfway through and am still down 10 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight, but haven't changed my eating habits at all. I'm sure that my body will take what it needs to make sure my baby is healthy. I'll do my best not to stress as the number on the scale goes up. As tough as it is--I'd recommend you do the same.
I've decided to get my husband to hide my scales from me and I'm only allowed them once a week that way I can't get too obsessed with it as I know I will ! I don't think I'll ever get over my stupid eating disorder .
On the bright side this is the first time I've been strong enough to do this so that's a start . Just going to let my body do its thing and hope for the best lol haha X
I worry about my weight gain, but have been told numerous times you will gain what your body needs to in order to sustain pregnancy, I've worked really hard on keeping my weight gain as low as I can without sacrificing nutrients to my child. I have gained 9.4 lbs (103-112.4lbs) and I'm 2 days off 22 weeks. But like everyone else had said, it's all individual and your body will do what it wants no matter what!!
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