For Those Who Gained A Lot While Pg

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soimpatient - March 8

This may sound redundant and I apologize in advance if this question has been asked many times before but I was wondering how your weight loss is going. I am a little bit concerned because I am 20weeks pg and I have already gained 21lbs!!! I imagine that I will be +50lbs by the time the baby is here. I really don't mind gaining while pg but I am terrified that I won't be able to lose the weight after. How much weight did you lose while delivering? during the first few weeks post partum? the next several months? Was it really a struggle? I need honesty please!!! Thanks ladies!!!


snugglybugglys - March 8

I gained 65 with my first, and I lost half of it in 2 weeks...I still have about 20 pounds to get back to pre pregnancy, but I have 5 kids very close in age now, so I'm sure if I wouldn't have had those suprises I would have lost it all by now. Good luck!


k.p.j.e. - March 8

Well i will be glad to tell you! With my first baby I gained approx. 40 lbs total. I lost a bunch right after delivery, but then, while b___stfeeding, I gained it all back and actually put on so much weight I weighed more than I did the day I gave birth. :( Now I am pregnant again and I have gained 19 lbs. so far and I am 34 weeks. Just because I don't have time to relax ever lol. Anyway I think it's important to watch what you eat (not so much during pregnancy, but after labor) because it's easy to get carried away and eat whatever you want, but those lbs. can sneak up on you! Honestly I would advise you to eat whatever you want while pregnant (within reason) but after you deliver, go ahead and get back on portion control. And drink tons of water!!!! Nothing else!


SuzieQ - March 8

Hi - I gained 38lbs and have lost all but 5 of them. My dd is 5 months old now. I haven't dieted or anything. I am b___stfeeding, so I haven't reduced what I eat at all as I want to ensure my lo is getting enough nutrients. I lost maybe 2 lbs the day after she was born, and 15 lbs within the first week or so. It's coming off slowly, which is fine by me. 9 months to gain it, so it's ok if it takes that long to get back :)


tryingx3 - March 8

I gained about 40lbs and was at about 21lbs at will have some weeks you gain 2 or 3lbs and some weeks you stay the same. I am like SuzieQ...I am b___stfeeding at 5.5 months and within2lbs of my pre-pg weight. I don't "diet" and have not dieted. I attribute b___stfeeding to contracting the uterus and absorbing those extra calories. They say it burns 500 a day to bf. I lost all the way down to my pre-pg weight, but started back to work and there are more temptations to eat bad so I have gained some back.


tryingx3 - March 8

I drank and drank and drank water during my pg and during the 1st 3months post-partum. During pg I always got at least 80oz in a day...then 64 a day post-partum...not doing so good at that now.


piratesmermaid - March 8

I gained 50lbs and I lost 40lbs within 2months postpartum. It's been almost 8months since dd was born and I still have that stubborn 5 left. I'm b___stfeeding as well. Usually the docs recommend gaining between 25-35lbs, but the majority of mother I know gained more than that. Loosing the first 40lbs wasn't a struggle at all, It shocked me, that's for sure. So I've got the stubborn 5, then if I could loose another 20 past that I'd be happy........ ;)


DownbutnotOUT - March 8

with son #1 35-50 ibs, son #2 60+ ibs and DD about 35-40 ibs, this pregnancy I am almost 27 weeks and i have gained around 35 ibs. I found losing weight after my 1st easy because I was really sick from b___stfeeding and never had an apett_te. With my second son it was hard but after my daughter I droppepd carbs, snacks, pop, and dairy I melted 50 ibs in 1 month away and kept it off by eating right and excersising. Also I drank water like a fish.


mandee25 - March 8

I gained 55 lbs with my son and in the few weeks after I delivered I lost 25 lbs. I haven't lost any more than that yet.


Nerdy Girl - March 8

I gained 50 with my first and lost almost 30 lbs before I left the hospital. I gained 60 lbs with my 2nd and lost only 8 lbs in the delivery. It really was a cruel act of nature because I had a 9 lb baby! You would have thought I would lose his birth weight at least. Every pregnancy is different.


LollyM - March 9

I started off being 115lbs. I gained 70 lbs with my dd. The first week after I had her, I had lost 30 lbs. By 6 weeks I had lost 50, and it just kept felling off from there with the help of a proper diet and exercise. now I weigh about 125 lbs (don't have a scale). dd is 7 months old.


apr - March 9

ok, I dont have time to divert kgs to lbs. I actually wrote a post about this I think it's 2.2*kg (?) hope I am right. But anyways, I started off as 57 kgs and I gained 11kgs. I lost most of it during the first 2 weeks (except for my lovely thighs) at 3 months pp I was back into most of my stuff, and at 6 months pp, I was back into the tightest stuff. I am back to my pre preg weight! dont worry! It'll be ok : ) Just enjoy ur pregnancy for now


LollyM - March 9

ps. I got stuck at 135 lbs for a while because I kept eating donuts and ice-cream. After cutting out the junk food, and increasing walks with dd, those 10lbs just melted off. I am happy at the weight I am now =)


proudmommy - March 9

I gained 70 lbs when I was pregnant with my ds. Lost 40 within the first week and I have about 5 to go to be at where I was when I got pregnant. ds is now 5.5 months old. But I also haven't really been doing anything hardcore to lose it.


Hana - March 9

I gained 20 kg (44lb) and lost only 8 kg after delivery and almost 6 months pp im still only at an 8 kg loss LOL I have started just now to work out. I was afraid to work out ealier coz of my csection scar.


jacksonsmommy - March 9

I gained a whopping 72 pounds and my son was 8 weeks early! I lost about 15 during the delivery and lost all but 10 during the next few months. I still have that last 10 pounds to lose and it's so hard! Breastfeeding helped me to lose the weight quickly. Plus the no sleep, no eat, and lots of stress helped too : ) Good luck.


Leilani14 - March 9

I gained 35lb and I am pett_te. After delivery I lost only 10lb and I thought this is going to be hard. But by the time my baby was 16weeks old I was back to my pre preg weight without any exercise or diet. I credit the BF for that.



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