Weighed myself today and realised I'd put on 14 pounds since becoming pregnant which sounded quite a lot to me at the time. Anyway, happened to mention this to my husband who started freaking out that this isn't anywhere near enough, that I should be eating much more and that the baby will be underweight. It upset me quite a bit as I have actually eaten loads and although I generally prefer healthy food I do have regular treats. But now I'm worried in case I should be worried. Any advice please? It's our first so we don't really know what's 'normal'
In short, there is no normal. It's suggested you gain 2-4 pounds in the first trimester, then a pound a week in the second and third trimester. This is a guideline, and very few women gain within this box. If you're concerned, I'd speak to your doctor or midwife. I'm sure they can reassure you.
Your weight gain - unless it's extreme on the low end or high end - is not usually an indicator of how your baby is doing. Measurements from your scans and fundal height are more accurate. If there has been no cause for concern so far, baby is likely fine!
We are all way too hard on ourselves about weight gain
I've gained somewhere between 7-12 pounds (it depends on the day and when I weigh myself). Our LO is measuring 2 weeks ahead, so there's no problem there.... Don't worry. If your GP/OB doesn't have a problem, neither should you. On a side note: I've been eating whatever I want because I was so sick in the first 2 trimesters and for some reason, greasy salty food stayed down better... lots of junk food..... Imagine if I had have eaten totally healthy..? lol
Thanks everyone for the reassurances. I have stopped worrying as I know I am measuring ok and eating healthily. It was just one of those moments when I thought, oh no perhaps I'm doing something wrong, but sounds like I'm fine xx
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