Only Gain 16 Pounds Normal

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April - September 23

My aunt told me that I should only gain about 16 pounds throughout my pregnancy. Well, I have already gained 10 so that means I only have enough room for a 6 pound baby!!! That would be my 16 pounds! She says that she had a hardtime getting the weight off and I should only gain 16 if I want to lose it all!!! Before I got pregnant I wasnt over weight, but always watched it. I have been very skeptical about my apperance and now she has me worried.... I am 9 weeks, I weighed 120 before I started and now weigh 128.

 

kellie - September 23

you aunt is wrong my dear go by what your doctor says not your family....just because she had a hard time getting the weight off does not mean that you will Everyone is different and so is every baby...usually the smallest women i know gain weight but by the time they leave the hospital they are almost back in the size that they where wearing before delivery. Tell her you dont appericate what she is telling you If you dont.....just talk to your doc about whe he/she thinks you should gain Dont worry about everyones else opinion....Good luck to you I am 33 weeks on bed rest and i cant seem to gain any weight what so ever so thank god you are at least gaining and it is still early on too you could just stop gaining you never know as long as the baby is healthy that is all that matters

 

MILISSA - September 23

YOU ARE FINE!! DONT LISTEN TO YOUR AUNT! THEY SAY AROUND 25 TO 35 POUNDS IS NORM. HEY I WAS 118 WITH MY FIRST AT THE END I WAS 170 "O " YA BIG BUT I HAD A C- SECTION TO SO IT TOOK ME A LITTLE LONGER BUT YEAR AND HALF i WAS BACK! ENJOY BEING PREGNANT. GOOD LUCK HUN

 

MILISSA - September 23

O I AM ONLY 4'10" HEE HEE I WAS BIG!!

 

April - September 23

Thanks for your kind words everyone. She thinks she knows everything cause she works at a doctors office. I was jsut so concerned. My mom freaked out and said she had no problem losing the weight. It was off in no time! My pregnancy is the exact same as my mom had with me. Although I was her second. She asid as long as I b___st feed I will shrink back to normal. Apparently b___st feeding burns 800 calories a day! My doctor said smaller women gain more... and that norm is about 30 pounds, she didnt seem concerned when she weighed me.

 

manda - September 23

hi april, I weighed about 115 before I got pregnant but I lost 15 pounds from morning sickness. I didn't start gaining weight until my 5 month. when they weighed me at the hospital right before I delivered I weighed 162. now I'm back to about 112. I'm 6 months post. congrats

 

For Manda - September 23

I have heard of many women losing weight from morning sickness. How did you get back to your normal weight... actually lower??? Any tips you can give me??

 

manda - September 23

I have hyperthyroidism so I feel sick alot of the time. I need to go on meds but I don't have health insurance. I hate having hyperthyroidism!!

 

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