Weight gain

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  1. TabbyCakes

    TabbyCakes Pregnant 2nd trimester ;)

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    I only weighed 96 pounds when i got pregnant, Im only 5 weeks and im up to 101 ? 5 pounds is that normal
     
  2. LittleOnes

    LittleOnes Mommy to a son

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    Probably mostly bloat/water weight. Dont worry!

    Plus you are petite by your weight, so my guess is your doctor or midwife will expect you to gain 30-35 pounds overall. I am underweight pre preg and that was what my midwife advised me.

    Is this your 2nd, 3rd kid etc? That moves the bump/gain along more quickly I believe.
     
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    bananaz Well-Known Member

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    If you were underweight to begin with you should gain more weight overall, but at this point it's probably just retained water. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  4. BlueBug

    BlueBug Active Member

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    Your weight can fluctuate a good bit without being pregnant, so I wouldn't get too concerned about it. Before I got pregnant, my weight could change as much as 10 pounds in a week. Add that to the fact that your body is changing (swelling breasts, hormonal changes, etc) and it's not really that surprising.
     
  5. TabbyCakes

    TabbyCakes Pregnant 2nd trimester ;)

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    This is my first child and my first pregnancy
     
  6. TabbyCakes

    TabbyCakes Pregnant 2nd trimester ;)

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    Thanks you all ladies
     
  7. jenniferttc1

    jenniferttc1 mommy of 1 baking #2

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    Could be water, or constipation. Also by your weight unless your really short it seems you might be a little underweight and its normal to gain more than a girl thats average weight.
     
  8. TabbyCakes

    TabbyCakes Pregnant 2nd trimester ;)

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    Im actaully 5 foot 6 in so im REALLY under weight
     
  9. kat2504

    kat2504 Well-Known Member

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    If you are very underweight it is good that you are gaining a bit more quickly than average. You will need to put on a fair bit of weight so please don't be worrying about trying to control your weight gain. Concentrate on eating enough for you and the baby.
    At 5 weeks, as the others have said, some of it will be bloating. But if you are significantly underweight I would advise you to seek medical advice about nutrition and weight gain during pregnancy. Although I think you are lucky, I have the opposite problem, I am over weight and have to make sure I don't gain too much!
     
  10. TabbyCakes

    TabbyCakes Pregnant 2nd trimester ;)

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    Oh i am so not worried about not eating alot when my tummy say fooooood i eat and i eat alot. I just wasnt sure if you gained weight to fast if that was bad for the baby.
     
  11. kat2504

    kat2504 Well-Known Member

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    No, it's only really a problem if you are already overweight to start with. Then you are at a much higher risk of getting high blood pressure or diabetes. if you are slim to start with this is not likely to be a danger.
     
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    TabbyCakes Pregnant 2nd trimester ;)

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    Thank you so much im so worried I havent been able to see a doctor yet so every little thing terrifies me, I wasnt trying. But it doesnt mean i dont want this baby to be healthy :)
     

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