I just wanted to get some advice/feedback from other twin mommas on how much you ladies are putting or put on when pregnant as i'm not sure if i'm putting on too much!
I had hyperemesis until i was 4 months so lost weight rather than gained it. From then, i've really piled on the pounds, but its all bump, i havent got any bigger anywhere else. I'm putting on 14lbs a month, so since xmas eve, i've put on 28lbs! It's all bump and babies but at 24+6 is that too much so quickly? I know everyone's different but the general guideline is 1.5lbs a week but mines more like 3lbs a week. I had a growth scan at 23+2 and Baby 1 was estimated at 1.6lbs and Baby 2 at 1.4lbs.
I've got another 3 months to go so am i going to put on another 40 odd lbs?!!
I am up 35 as of this morning but I am really swollen today so I think right now a lot of that is water because 4 days ago before I was swelling so bad I was only up 30lbs. But I will say that between about 20-24 weeks I gained probably 10lbs (total of 20) and then it slowed back down to a steady pace and i have actually been the same weight for 3 weeks and today was the first day I've been up anything.
I gained 60 total. I think you are just making up for lost time with the lack of weight gain in the beginning. I lost 40 pounds in the first week. Now I have about 2 pounds to go and I haven't exercised or tried at all. Sounds like you are doing fine to me.
I gained 61lbs by 34+6 (wasn't weighed after as delivery was unexpected) but I probably was at 65 or so. My drs never said anything about my weight being too much and when I told my nurse at the hospital how much I'd gained, she said it wasn't bad for twins. Honestly, I thought I put on so much fat while I was pregnant because I looked fat but it was just a lot of water weight and will go away after delivery. In the first 2 weeks, I lost 30lbs and looked so much thinner. I really wouldn't worry about it. Some people gain very little and some gain more. As long as your dr doesn't say anything, don't worry.
I was told to be up by 20lbs at least by 20 weeks, but I was actually down some so the MFM had me really try to put some weight on. I started out with too much, but she still wants me to get 30-40 lbs min. I don't think it's too much weight gain for twins (especially if you're average or smaller to start).
Thanks ladies, thats made me feel a bit better now!
To be fair they do say you should put on a bit more if you start at a low weight and i'm naturally quite slim and i'm tall so i'm on the verge of being classed as underweight on my BMI so maybe thats why.
It doesnt seem so scary now to think i might put on another 30lbs!
I was on the high end of the spectrum. I gained 100 pounds. I lost all of the weight in a little over a year with very little effort. Caring for twins is very hard work and you will lose the weight. I know it's hard, but relax and try not to worry.
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