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posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Welcome Back! The weight gain was a shock for me too, i found this  chart on:


  • Baby: 7 to 8 pounds

  • Placenta: 1 to 2 pounds

  • Amniotic fluid: 2 pounds

  • Uterus: 2 pounds

  • Increased maternal breast tissue: 1 to 3 pounds

  • Increased maternal blood: 3 to 4 pounds

  • Increased maternal fluids: 2 to 3 pounds

  • Maternal fat and nutrient stores: 6 to 8 pounds

Helped me feel a little better looking at it broken down. 


Post # 4
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Glad you’re doing well! My 2nd trimester goodness also came a little late. Don’t lose hope, it can still happen for you! What is your skin problem, is it acne? I ended up asking my OB for a perscription to help with that. And as for gaining weight and feeling fat…. I’m totally with you there! I can’t even fit into most of my maternity shorts anymore! My husband keeps telling me this is supposed to happen, I’m supposed to gain weight, but it doesn’t feel good to gain weight everywhere instead of just my belly. I know people are different and gain differently, but this just sucks.

Post # 5
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would say that second trimester energy came very late for me.  Probably around 20 weeks. 

I know its really hard but it really doesn’t ever get easier and I have found the best thing is to just try to relax and take it for what it is. 

Post # 6
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I didn’t really get a burst of energy in the second trimester – I just wasn’t nearly as exhaused all the time.

As for weight gain it’s totally different from person to person so don’t compare yourself to other people. The average recommended weight gain is 25-35 lbs – but that’s for an average height and weight woman. If you’re shorter or taller it might make a difference, if you start out overweight, you may gain less or even loose weight, if you’re underweight you may gain more.

Post # 8
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@andy113: Just offering some hope – during the first trimester I broke out more than normal (even on my back…ick)…but now my skin is better than ever so it can get better! 🙂

You may want to think about changing your skin routine because I noticed my skin was dryer so I started using a gentler face wash and a better lotion. Pregnancy hormones can make things wacky.

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