So I'm normally on the verge of underweight at 7st 10 I've gained 10lbs and I'm 16+5 I'm roughly 2lbs above the average gain According to my app and it's making me feel a bit down and crappy was just wondering what everyone else had gained by this point to see if it's normal or I'm gaining way too much like my app says I am . At about 14/15 weeks I gained like 3lbs in one week lol
"Healthy" is 25-35 lbs throughout the entire pregnancy. Up to 5 lbs in first tri. 12-14 pounds in the entire second trimester. 10-14 pounds in the entire third trimester. That's 1-2 lbs every week and no more than 2 pounds in one week.
I'm overweight, so I don't need to gain much. I was last weighed at 20 weeks and hadn't gained anything yet. I'll be weighed again this Friday, but I'm sure I still haven't gained much if anything.
But I WILL say this... having a week or two of gaining more than usual isn't terrible and isn't gonna make you end up on that "600 Pound Life" show. Haha. You'll be just fine. You just keep eating healthy and making sure your baby gets the proper nutrients, and your body will pretty much do what it wants to do anyway.
Weight gain kind of comes in spurts, it doesn't always predict a trend! I wasn't weighing myself when I got pregnant, but 107 is the "starting weight" my OB-GYN has for me so I use it too. Once I got my appetite back after my MS I put on quite a bit -- my doctor said I'd gained up to 114 by the end of the first tri! That's seven pounds, which is more than is recommended. Last week I'd gained up to 19-ish pounds at about 25 weeks, but now I'm at 26 and have lost a little because my appetite slowed down. So now I'm at like 15/16 pounds for 26 weeks. It bounces around a lot. Some weeks I gain three pounds, then I'll go two weeks without gaining anything. Ten pounds at 16 weeks sounds totally reasonable and normal to me, especially if you were thinner to start with -- if you're nearly underweight, then you need to gain 28-40 pounds.
I started pregnancy at 133lbs. I'm 5'7, so considered to be smack bang in the middle of a healthy BMI.
I dropped to 126lbs by week 8 due to MS but was back up to 133lbs by my 12 week scan (actually at 13 weeks). That was despite still suffering badly and not really eating all that much!
My midwife doesn't weigh me so I didn't weigh myself again until week 27ish and I'd shot up to 155lbs.. so I put on 22lbs in the second trimester! I was aiming for a 25lb weight gain overall so that threw me!
I now just don't weigh myself. I don't really care. I know I eat pretty healthily and I don't eat much fast food etc. My clothes fit fine and I look like your average pregnant person I think! I've found pregnancy tough going so if I want an extra biscuit, I'll have one! I'll loose the weight once I'm not growing a small human and my body feels more like it used too!
Thanks guys it's definitely made me feel a bit better , I'm just trying so hard this time to not gain to much extra . I find it hard to deal with until I have a bump because I never really get a bump so I just look like a chubby girl with fat thighs hahaha
If you started underweight then you will gain more than the average. It's totally natural. And everyone gains what is right is right for them, so try not to stress. I started just under "overweight" for my height. I went through had depression and gained 20lbs in a year and had just started losing it when I got pregnant. But I'm still in the 25-35 average gain rules
I gained 3 my first tri. And 1-1.5lbs per week since 12 weeks. I ate a crap today so feeling the weight but I gained 14 since week 12, or 1.3 lbs a week.
Finally hit 150. I am not amused. I want to be back down to pre pregnancy weight by a year post birth (115). I've never been this heavy ever and it kills me.
I'm almost 25 weeks and I've put on about 22lbs. I was overweight to begin with and I never had MS. I've heard that us bigger girls should only aim to gain 11-20lbs, but my OB doesn't seem concerned at this point. I'm still eating more sugary/bad foods than I should/would like too. I honestly think I'm addicted. But at least I've continued to workout.
You shouldn't compare yourself to others! Just because you seem to gain more (let alone if you really end up gaining more than 'average') doesn't mean you'll have trouble losing it, or that you're eating too much, or that your body is doing something wrong. Really, as long as you are not having major binges all the time, your body is gaining what it feels like it needs for you and baby to be healthy. Trust your body, even though I know that can be hard!
With my son I gained a lot in the first trimester and almost nothing in the second and third trimester, totalling about 24 lbs. I didn't eat much the first trimester so was very surprised that most of my weight gain happened in that period. In third trimester all I could eat without horrible heartburn was milkshakes and icecream so I ate like a pig and didn't gain anything really. Every body (and pregnancy) is different! I'm always at the verge of being underweight as well. This pregnancy I started lower than my first pregnancy and lost 8 lbs so far (HG).
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