Weight Gain Worries

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Cherie - September 19

I am two days short of four weeks and have gained almost a full 8 pounds in my stomache, thighs, and chest. I had thought the weight gain wouldn't start until my second trimester? I can't help it I have been very hungry and tired so i have been eating constantly and taking naps. Is something wrong or is this normal?


Cherie - September 19

I'm sorry, thats a typo, it should say 4 pounds. (I was counting in my head as I typed. sorry :S )


April - September 20

Hi there! I am in the same boat as you! I asked my doctor when I went the other day and she told me that smaller people generally gain more weight and notice it easier. I am a generally smaller person and am eating double what I did. I am going on 9 weeks and have gained 8 pounds. She told me not to worry until the baby is born. Than worry about the weight you put on. She has had women gain over 60 pounds with their pregnancy and have been ok. If you are really worried start walking. It gives you more energy (I know what you mean about tiredness) Its hard to get up and walk especially when you are tired, but trust me it will wake you up and give you more energy. Also try taking your vitamins at night, like say around dinner, to give you more energy to get out and walk!


Katie - September 29

I am glad to read your responses. I will be 10 weeks on Saturday and have gained six pounds. Most of the books/articles I have read say that normal weight gain during the first trimester is 2-4 pounds! I am about 5'3 and weighed 123 before pregnancy. I am eating slightly more but not anything signficant. I am going to try exercising to have better control of the weight gain. The less weight I have to worry about after delivery, the better! I've never had to be concerned about losing weight...I think it might be harder than I imagine.


Gail - October 5

Katie - I'm in the same boat as you with the same height and weight (and in my 10th week), but my ideal weight is under 120. I haven't been there in awhile so my clothes were already tight before I got pregnant. I've gained about 3 lbs or so now and feel gross. I am an exercise fiend but haven't been able to do it as much because of the nausea. I've been eating more but a lot more carbs so that probably doesn't help with the weight gain. I am hoping I feel a lot better when the second trimester starts and can work out more and not be nauseous. I agree that the less extra pounds we gain the better in the end, but I know that I'll be 100% dedicated to losing it afterward, despite how busy and tired I'll be. It's completely doable and I don't want to be one of those women who becomes chunky and uses being a mom as an excuse. Plus I don't want my husband to be repulsed by me!



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