Anyone Else Have Low Weight Gain

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boolie79 - June 27

i am 30 weeks 1 day today.. was just wondering if anyone else has low weight gain. I havent gained a single pound this time around, actually i have lost 2 pounds. My first i gained 60 pds, my second i gained 9 pds...I am a bit of a bigger woman but still.. Dr says baby is growing so not to worry about it. anyone else have that?


clare - June 27

hiya um 30w4d and i havent gained much weight at all i always weighed between 8-9stone and i weighed myself yesterday to find im 9st 5lb.


CKSAN - June 27

I'm 27 weeks and have only gained 2 lbs. Dr.s aren't worried b/c baby is doing well. I'm overweight, so they aren't worried at all. I gained 25-30 lbs with my first.


louise_J - June 27

Hey, im 41 weeks this week (boo!!) and i have gained 11 lbs, i had a scan at 39 weeks and my baby is estimated at 8 lbs so i'm hoping i might loose a bit extra!


JESS1980 - June 27

I am 33 weeks and I have only gained 10 pounds. Baby is growing just fine (actually measuring big). My doctors are very happy with the low weight gain!


yourtrish - June 27

Hey ladies, I'm 30 weeks and only gained around 5 pounds so far. I've had a really rough pregnancy mind you, but last week I was put on fetal monitoring with an u/s and everything shows as normal for the baby's growth, so weight gain or not, the baby is getting what it needs. I wouldn't worry too much either. I also started off this pregnancy chubby (I've never been so happy NOT to be skinny in my whole life) so I feel less nervous about the baby starving. I know it's hard, but try not to worry too much...everything will be ok! These little ones are tougher than you think!


Steph - June 27

I'm 38 weeks tomorrow and having my little guy on Monday and I've only gained 15lbs. My doc doesn't have any issue with it. :o)


Tjane - June 27

OMG!!!!! You'll are so lucky!!!! I was the one that just did a thread last week that I have gained 83 lbs, doctor days its water weight as I have severe swelling but its still so hard.... Actually as of today its 87 lbs, 4 more pounds on the scale at the doctors today (since last week) but I always leave crying, I am so afraid it wont come off and I am so immobile........


Chrissythefairy - June 27

Im now 28 weeks 5 days, when i first got preg i was 110lbs in the throughout most of the pregnancy i have had savere morning sickness so i went down to 103lbs i am now gaining again i am 114 so i have only gained about 4lbs from the beginging i am a very tiny person and have been worried about my weight gain but i was told not to worrie at least im starting to gain.


Tanna - June 27

Tjane, you poor thing! I kind of know how you feel though. I had just busted my *ss to lose about 50 lbs. last summer, then...SURPRISE...another baby on the way. I was like, no way this happened to me after all of that work I've done to be thin again after my first two. Anyway, I have gained about 40 lbs. so far with this one, and I still have 8 weeks to go! I try very hard to not dwell on the weight thing, and just tell myself when I start to think about it "oh well, I guess I'll just have to lose it all over again."


falafal0 - June 27

Aen't you lucky! I envy you - losing weight an still a healthy baby. The only thing I'd worry about would be what you might be lacking but don't know about until late - you know, the saying that what baby needs will be taken from you and you'll miss out. I work things out in kilograms not pounds, so it might be confusing..I've always put on little weight when pg, only 5 kg with my 1st, 7kgs with my 2nd, and the same with my 3rd. With this pg I've only put on 6.5 kgs so far and I'm 32 weeks. I've always given birth to 3.5 kg babies, I think that's around 7lb 8ounces?? A nice size anyway. I guess each woman is different and if you can do it your way, then I bet all the women wuld be with you!


EricaG - June 28

I'm 34 weeks and up until 2 weeks ago I was at a net loss of 11 lbs. I've had a REALLY hard time gaining weight because of a low fat diet I'm on to control gallstones. A few days ago I was diagnosed with preeclampsia. Well, I had an appointment yesterday and was very excited to see that I had gained 4 lbs in the past 2 weeks. Then the doctor burst my bubble and said "you do realize all of that weight gain is water retention due to the preeclampsia right?" I said "well, surely not ALL of it is" and he said "I'm willing to bet you'll be able to pee all of that weight off after delivery". Oh well, at least they say Abby is growing fine. I get to have another ultrasound done on Friday so I get to see if she's in position, ready to go and about how much she'll weigh!


dy - June 29

im 33 weeks and when i went to the doctor on tuesday i'd lost a pound and a half. but the doctor didn't say anything was wrong. i know for me, i've been eating less as the baby takes up more and more space. maybe the same for you


Aud1441 - June 29

I am 27 weeks, and I have lost a total of 10 pounds and gained 5 back. I havent gained anything yet. This is my first pregnancy too. I started out average to me and thought my body would gain at least something... but my doctor was not worried about my weight either. He said everything seems great! I wouldnt worry about it unless the doctor seems to think there would be a problem. My mother had to drink Ensure drinks to catch up on all the calories she needed. I have yet had to do that. Good luck!


ChaycesMom - June 30

I am almost 33 weeks along and have not gained anything. I started out this pregnancy at almost 190, 5'6, so a little heavy. I am now down to 176. That would be about 14lbs gone, but Dr's arent worried as baby is a good size.


DWilson924 - June 30

I'm in the same situtation. Before I got pregnant I was approx. 50 lbs over weight and since my first doctor's appointment in January I have gained a total of 11 lbs. It would have been 13 but I was given the t_tle of a "diet controlled diabetic" and have to watch my sugars for the past 2 months. In 5 days when I first started watching my sugars, I lost 2 lbs. My doctor has, at no point in time, said or seemed concerned so as long as she isn't concerned I guess I can't be. The only thing she has said to me during my appointments about his size is he's right where he's supposed to be. So I guess all is well. We will find out in a few weeks as I am 36 weeks as of yesterday.



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