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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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So my weight gain has come to a plateau over the past few weeks. I've fluctuated about a pound or so but I've only gained about 1/2 lb. over the last 2-3 weeks. Is this bad?
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totally normal. They put far too much emphasis on weight gain during a pregnancy IMO. As long as you are eating well and getting enough fluid, don't stress.


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Click here to enlarge with Noodle. Focus on getting enough good food and liquids and the weight gain will sort itself out. I know in previous pregnancies I've had plateaus followed by big jumps.
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I definitely am eating Click here to enlarge and getting plenty of fluids. I've been walking at least 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week as well. I figured it was fine, just needed some reassurance.
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It isn't healthy to gain too much weight in pregnancy. Of course you don't want to go the other way either, but the baby/placenta/fluid/etc is only really 15-20 pounds at term. They consider an extra 5 - 10 pounds of fat gain normal in someone of average weight before getting pregnant.


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Don't worry some time in the next month or two you'll gain 10 pounds in one month Click here to enlarge It really does all even out in the end.
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Don't worry some time in the next month or two you'll gain 10 pounds in one month Click here to enlarge It really does all even out in the end.
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Both pregnancies for me followed the same pattern -- I'd gain one or two pounds for like the first 5 or 6 months, and then I'd gain 10 in one month. No junk food binges, nothing. Then I go back to gaining 1 or 2 pounds a month.
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I'm doing much better, this pregnancy, with dealing with the weight gain.

With Thing One, I waited tables until not even 2 weeks before he was born, and I walked a mile to and from work, as well as a mile or two on my days off. It really wouldn't have been possible for me to get more exercise. And my midwife at the time gave me a chart of foods to eat every day--so many servings from one category, so many from another, etc. I distinctly remember crying at the table, trying to make sure I ate all the food I was supposed to, and being so stuffed I couldn't take another bite.

At 30 weeks, I had gained 30 pounds and the midwives were like, "Hm, you might want to slow down there, chow hound." In the end, I gained 40 pounds. By the time the baby was 4 or 5 months old, without dieting or anything, I had lost fifty pounds, and looked like I was going to just fall over. Click here to enlarge I had to go back to trying to stuff myself, in order to not starve.

With Thing Two, I spent the first trimester laid up on the couch, trading a bunch of nasty colds & flus back and forth with Thing One (who was 2 y.o. at the time), I waited out the second trimester for record low temperatures to go away so I could take my toddler out, and I spent the third trimester miserable and wanting a divorce and crying all the time.

I gained 40 pounds again. And it took a little longer that time to lose it all--maybe 2 months. But at least I didn't go over the edge into emaciated, either.

This time, I'm eating good foods in amounts that make me stop feeling hungry, but not so much that I feel stuffed. I'm exercising some, but I stop when I get tired.

At 28 weeks, I've gained 25 pounds. I think it's just the way my body makes babies: I gain what turns out to be around a pound a week. Doesn't matter what I eat or how much exercise I get, I guess.

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I agree - it all comes out even in the end. Up until my 26 week appointment I've gained a whopping 5 pounds. At my last appointment I found out I gained 7 pounds in the last 4 weeks. Click here to enlarge I haven't changed anything either in diet or routine. Still, I'm happy about 12 pounds of weight gain at 26 weeks.
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My body gains whatever weight it wants to and nothing I do affects it. I have to make my brain remember that.

With Bean I gained 60.4 lbs. I exercised at the gym for 1 & 1/2 hours every single day.

With Gums I gained 54 lbs and I didn't go to the gym once. Click here to enlarge

So far, I'm almost 10 weeks and I've gained 7 lbs so far. I'm going to whip out my treadmill, I suppose.

I wish I was one of those people who only gained 25 lbs but alas, I will never be. Click here to enlarge
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Don't feel bad Beaner I've gained about 7 too so far.
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I gain a set amount of weight too. No matter what I do. I tend to gain quite a bit in the beginning but I justify it because I start out slightly underweight so I keep telling myself that the baby needs the extra padding to sustain a pregnancy Click here to enlarge I am up a little over 40 pounds right now and while I am not thrilled about it, I am certain that I can lose it and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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That's the thing. What do they consider 'under weight'?

I'm 5'7 and started out at 108 lbs. I would consider that underweight, but I seem to still get "and how much did we gain *this* week" comments from the OB office. Click here to enlarge
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That's the thing. What do they consider 'under weight'?

I'm 5'7 and started out at 108 lbs. I would consider that underweight, but I seem to still get "and how much did we gain *this* week" comments from the OB office. Click here to enlarge
Click here to enlarge That's crazy!!

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That is insanely thin. Click here to enlarge No worries...up another lb. Click here to enlarge

I can't believe I'm 30 weeks already! Click here to enlarge
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You ladies are all doing so well...

I gained well over 100lbs. I'm not sure the final total because the doctors weren't worried. I know it sounds bizarre, but my kidney stopped working and I had pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. They would weigh me and just write it down. They never mentioned it once aside from when I started to gain like 5-8lbs a week. Then they were like, uh, we gotta watch your pressures closely.
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