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Speckla 12-01-2012 12:01 PM

How much weight were you advised to gain vs what you did.
 
I was advised to gain about 40 lbs while pregnant and I gained 39lbs. That wouldn't be so bad if I haven't gained 25 lbs in the last 3 weeks of my pregnancy. Little Debbie was my best friend at the end!

naturaldoll 12-01-2012 01:00 PM

i'm fat anyway so I was told I should gain about 20lbs, instead i've lost 54. with 2 more months to go, and averaging about 8 lbs a months. I get a lecture at every ob oppointment, but I am trying. I have super nausea so every bite of food is a huge struggle.

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nynaeve77 12-01-2012 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by naturaldoll (Post 2078936)
i'm fat anyway so I was told I should gain about 20lbs, instead i've lost 54. with 2 more months to go, and averaging about 8 lbs a months. I get a lecture at every ob oppointment, but I am trying. I have super nausea so every bite of food is a huge struggle.

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I lost weight with both my pregnancies...about 30 lbs. for each, then I lost another 20 post-partum. Sadly, I gained it all back.

RedCatWaves 12-01-2012 11:31 PM

I gained about 50 lbs each pregnancy. I never listened to whatever i was "advised" to gain.

ThickHairedQT 12-02-2012 06:17 AM

I was advised to gain only 35lbs (I was 110 prepregnancy) but I gained 60lbs instead. One OB fussed at me a few times about my weight gain which was not helpful, it only made me feel worse. I had excellent blood pressure, no GD or any other serious pregnant related health issues so I decided not to worry myself. I was probably a little underweight to begin with anyway, LO is 5months old now and so far I've lost about 35-40lbs.


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Starmie 12-02-2012 09:18 AM

I wasn't advised to gain anything - weight wasn't even mentioned and I was never weighed at appointments. I had no scales at home at the time and have no idea what I weighed through either of my pregnancies.

mad scientist 12-02-2012 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Starmie (Post 2079252)
I wasn't advised to gain anything - weight wasn't even mentioned and I was never weighed at appointments. I had no scales at home at the time and have no idea what I weighed through either of my pregnancies.

I'm sure I was weighed but the doctoe never mentioned weight during either of my pregnancies. If I had to guess based on pictures I gained 35 lbs with my son and 25 lbs with my daughter.

JahNaturalDezign 12-02-2012 10:23 AM

I'm 36 weeks and weighed 130 lbs last week starting from 115 pre-pregnancy weight. Me needing to gain a certain amount of weight has never been mentioned in any of my pregnancies. My doctors know I have a small frame so I guess any weight gain is good for me. This is my 3rd and I haven't had any issues other than back pain as my belly gets bigger.

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sarah42 12-02-2012 11:35 AM

The doctors never mentioned weight to me. I gained about 40 lb with my first pregnancy and 30 lb with the second. My starting weight was higher the second time though, so I ended up at the same weight when I was full-term both times.

FieryCurls 12-02-2012 12:29 PM

I was advised to gain 25 lbs. I gained 23 with my daughter and 21 with my son. I didn't do anything to prevent gaining weight (I was actually on bedrest with my daughter), so I guess that's the range that my body wants to be at. I do have to say that my daughter was born at 36 weeks and my son at 38, so who knows what I would be if I made it to 40+.

inheritedcurls 12-10-2012 08:37 PM

I weighed 137 and was 16% body fat...by the end of my first pregnancy..I weighed 177.gained 40 pounds. After that my body settled at 155 comforabl....then at the end I weighed 195..another 40 pounds. My body settled at 160 for almost 3 years.

My doctors never said anything about my weight gain...now my husband... was amazed when he saw the scales hit 195 ..... LOL...He didn't even think I was close to 200.

I think in some ways our body gains/loses what it needs too.

iroc 12-10-2012 09:07 PM

I gained 50lbs w D1 and 45 with D2.

With D2 the doctor was obsessed with 'make sure you watch your weight', it really stressed me out. Then the last month she thought I lost a pound (I think the nurse just weighed me sloppy) and wigged out and hooked me up to all the monitors and scheduled another ultrasound. I was so annoyed, I rescheduled my ultrasounds until I just went into labor.


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B-Nessa11 12-10-2012 09:19 PM

I only gained 11 lbs with my pregnancy. Im 5'1 weighed 158 at 8 weeks at the end I was 169. I ate good and I also walked to work n the am, 9blocks. But they never said anything about my weight.
I'm really thick n the thighs n butt so that's where most of my weight was. I ate up a storm but my baby took all my food! I was always eating somethin. My belly was big, they thought my daughter would be 7 1/2 lbs. She was 5lbs 10oz at 40 weeks lol

How can I say goodbye P.L.G.

spiderlashes5000 12-12-2012 02:53 PM

I was told I should gain 30-35 pounds but I wound up gaining 75 and 90 pounds!

Munchy 12-13-2012 01:53 PM

I was in a normal BMI and wasn't advised on weight at all. I gained 80lbs! It took me exactly one year to take off that 80lbs :)

inheritedcurls 12-14-2012 02:59 PM

That is a good reminder munchy....takes you 10 months to put that weight on....so should take same amount of time to take it off. Or in my case almost 3 years. :)

Speckla 12-14-2012 09:01 PM

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RedCatWaves 12-15-2012 09:44 AM

So...are you saying that I can no longer use my 12 year old as an excuse? http://star.walagata.com/w/blue-jay/...cratchHead.gif

Speckla 12-15-2012 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 2086827)
So...are you saying that I can no longer use my 12 year old as an excuse? http://star.walagata.com/w/blue-jay/...cratchHead.gif

You can use 18 years per child. You're good for 72 years.

inheritedcurls 12-20-2012 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 2086827)
So...are you saying that I can no longer use my 12 year old as an excuse? http://star.walagata.com/w/blue-jay/...cratchHead.gif

Alright, I didn't mean it that way...I just know a lot people think baby is gone...the weight should be gone immediately. Doesn't happend. Plus the stress of motherhood...etc does not help. Yes...18 years per kid...so you are good for awhile. :)


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