losing weight??

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  1. saffy1978

    saffy1978 Mummy to 5!

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    Morning ladies. I've just weighed myself and I've lost 4 pounds in the space of 3 days??!! I'm still eating my normal amount and feel OK. I just wondered if this is normal for the last month of pregnancy?? Is anyone else losing a bit of weight??

    Thanks in advance. xx
     
  2. Louise N

    Louise N Guest

    I've heard that its possible to loose weight in the last few weeks - I don't know the reason but apparantly its normal so try not to worry.
     
  3. kerrie24

    kerrie24 me,him and 3 lo's

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    Its due to a change in the amount of fluid your body produces which decreases in the last couple of weeks before delivery
     
  4. kermie219

    kermie219 Well-Known Member

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    I wish I was lol but I bet it's water loss:) try and not worry we go from swollen to not in a few hours so our water weight probably goes up and down all the time!
     
  5. Angellicaa

    Angellicaa Well-Known Member

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    I lost weight in the last 4 weeks of each of my pregnancies~*
     
  6. daisyfflur

    daisyfflur Well-Known Member

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    I can only pray!
     
  7. saffy1978

    saffy1978 Mummy to 5!

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    :rofl:
     
  8. saturn73

    saturn73 Well-Known Member

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    I lost 1.5 kg in a matter of a month, and I've been a bit worried too truth be told. I just find it odd, especially because I'm cooking a big baby again and this has never happened to me before! I hope it's okay....
     
  9. aladrian

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    I'm overdue & I've lost about 5 lbs in the past two weeks. I asked my Dr. about it when I went in, he said it was perfectly normal to have this happen in the later stages of pregnancy & not to worry about it.
     
  10. saturn73

    saturn73 Well-Known Member

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    Oh that's a relief! But did he mention why it happens?
     
  11. aladrian

    aladrian Well-Known Member

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    He mentioned that it can happen for a few different reasons...

    1. Sometimes its because the mom can't actually eat as much because lo is sitting too high (this has definitely not been the case with me as I find I'm eating either more or normally)

    2. Less fluid retention i.e. loss of water weight (Which I also don't think happened to me as my feet & ankles are still swollen at the end of the day)

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    3. LO grows at a really rapid rate of about 1 lb per week at the end of pregnancy & may just be burning more than mommy can consume. (If I had to guess I'd say this is what's happening to me even though visually doesn't appear to me that my bump is any bigger) :shrug:

    I'm sure there are other reasons, but those were the ones he mentioned as being the most common.
     
  12. saturn73

    saturn73 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, this is good to know! I was a bit worried actually.
     
  13. aladrian

    aladrian Well-Known Member

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    Glad I could help. :)
     

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