How much weight were you advised to gain vs what you did.

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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!
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'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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Originally Posted by naturaldoll
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.
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I gained about 50 lbs each pregnancy. I never listened to whatever i was "advised" to gain.
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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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.
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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.
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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.


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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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.
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+.


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.
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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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

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

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.
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So...are you saying that I can no longer use my 12 year old as an excuse?
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So...are you saying that I can no longer use my 12 year old as an excuse?
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
You can use 18 years per child. You're good for 72 years.
So...are you saying that I can no longer use my 12 year old as an excuse?
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
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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