Post # 1
I am 5 weeks 5 days pregnant, and have been struggling with really bad bloating. Here’s a link to my previous post from last week about my insane bloaty belly.
Early pregnancy bloating – feeling like an inflated balloon!
It’s been another week… and things are still pretty dire with the bloating, and – I don’t know how it’s possible – but I am up 15 pounds on the scale from my wedding day which was August 11.
I lost almost 25 pounds for the wedding, so it’s a little disheartening to see the number be just about what it was when I began my weight loss.
Not only that, but it just seems excessive and I’m starting to become concerned that something is going on with me, which makes me worry about my baby!
My manager point-blank asked me if I was pregnant today. I can’t fit into any of my clothes; I’m going maternity shopping immediately. I know I look awful.
What could cause a 15 pound weight gain in one month? I absolutely swear I am not eating a pan full of brownies every night. I try to eat a reasonably balanced diet and I’m logging my intake on BabyFit.com to make sure I get all the necessary vitamins and nutrients for my baby. I will admit to the occasional milkshake the past couple weeks and definitely more saltines than usual, but nothing crazy!
What is going on?? Should I be attempting to see the OB before my scheduled appt. on Oct. 11?
Anxious, bloated and a bit embarrassed. 🙁
Post # 3
@kitakitten: Twins? 🙂
Sorry! Had to give you a giggle! I think I would try contacting your OB or the OB/GYN you plan to try and see! Otherwise your GP… I don’t really know that there’s anything they can do, or if there’s anything to worry about… and I don’t have a lot of advice truthfully as I’m pregnant for the first time and was fluffy and lost weight to start!
But I would certainly say it’s worth a call to express your concerns! I am sorry you are feeling embarassed. Perhaps it’s mostly water weight or something silly! I think you’re definitely right to call a DR and at least get some insight!
Post # 4
@kitakitten: I suffered from this too (I didn’t carry to term – I made it to 8 weeks) but in the time gained 20 pounds and was up 2 dress sizes.
It was all water. Within a month I was back to what I was…
It was awful, I felt so sick and gross.
Best to check with your OB to be sure everyhting is ok xx
Post # 5
Is this your first and are you sure you are only 6 weeks? Either way I’d call your doctor to ask and just make sure you aren’t suffering from some kind of metabolism disorder.
Post # 6
@kitakitten: Could be a few things; either you are farther along than you really are, you are retaining water, or you could be pregnant with a few babies.
I was showing at 5 weeks, but I hadn’t gained any weight at that point. I would call your OB just to make sure. Perhaps they can feel your cervix and see how you are measuring. That is what they did with me, and I was measuring big for my dates, but I was right on track with one baby. Call the doctor becuase 15 pounds is quite a lot to gain in just a short time.
Post # 7
Thanks, ladies. I will definitely call the OB today. Multiples would be terrifying.. but exciting too, probably.
This is my first pregnancy, and there is no possible way for me to be further along than appx. 6 weeks – DH and I took a “break” from intimacy for the few months leading up to the wedding to make the honeymoon super-special – obviously it worked, since we now have a honeymoon baby. 😉
Post # 8
@kitakitten: first of all CONGRATS!
Second, you’d be surprised, but salt/sodium can do a number on you! ESPECIALLY when pregnant…if you are eating more saltines I would guess you crave saltier foods as well, which would mean you need to compensate with extra water!
I would definitely see the doctor, but also cut out the saltines for now, and drink at LEAST 8 full glasses (4 water bottles) a day.
Post # 9
I thought it might somewhat help to tell you…
I’ve gained 12 pounds in a week before due to sodium bloat alone, and I’m not nor have I ever been pregnant.
But I would definitely talk to your doctor.
Post # 10
I’d definitely give your OB a call, but in the mean time I think I’d lay off the saltines, lol.
Post # 11
@kitakitten: I’m guessing in another few weeks you’ll lost the bloat. If you’re very concerned, I’d make an appointment to see the doc sooner. Maybe it’s twins?! Take it easy on the sodium and drink lots of water!
Post # 12
I was thinking about your post this morning, and I was wondering if you lost the weight for your wedding quickly. (or did you cut out all carbs and now your are eating them for example) It could possibly be that your body’s metabolism got a bit screwy after losing weight so it’s a combination of pregnancy bloating and eating foods you weren’t eating a few months ago?
I am what you would call a “fast responder” and I can lose and gain btwn 5-8 pounds farily quickly. I lost a last little bit of weight before my wedding by cutting carbs way down and after the wedding I feel like it came back really fast! now that I am 5 weeks pregnant I am up about 8 pounds from my wedding (in June) although only a pound or so is since I’ve been pregnant. Your wedding is more recent than mine, so maybe it is partially from that?
Post # 13
Anything salty will make you retain more fluid in your body. It might just water weight, but def check with your doctor. I hope everything is good. Please keep us posted 🙂 FX
Post # 14
On the plus side, if you gain weight NOW, your doctor won’t yell at you for gaining too much weight later, if your “baseline” is up 15lbs when you do go in and get weighed. 🙂
Congrats! I’m sure it’s just your wedding weightloss coming back now that you’re eating a little more and water weight from the salt.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park
Probably your prewedding weight loss coming back now that I assume you’re no longer dieting or exercising in the same way. It takes your metabolism a long time to reset to a new baseline and it’s likely yours didn’t yet. This is why so many women gain weight after dieting, and why there is the term yo-yo dieting.
I’d guess part of it is that, and part is bloating from water retention. 🙂
Post # 16
I would try eating absolutely no salt for a week and see where you are at.