(Closed) Gaining Pregnancy Weight

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yes, yes, yes…  on a daily basis!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Read the Girlfriends Guide if you haven’t already! she talks a lot about this – and the strategy of facing away from the scale at the doc office.  I couldn’t do it – just plain too curious….

It is hard gaining weight, even if you know its good for you and your baby and you will probably lose it afterwards. waching the numbers climb is not the easiest thing.  I feel big, but then as I was leaving my ob-gyn yesterday she told me I was “underweight”!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

YES!

I don’t look at the scale at home but at the doc’s office I am always trying to figure out what that number it. I feel huge, yet, the doc said I am gaining the proper amount of weight. Still doesn’t ease my feelings on it at all.

For me, it doesn’t make me feel good that by the end of the pregnancy I will weigh more than my hubby. That hurts a little.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

At our first appointment I asked the nurse to cover up the number and just write it down. I don’t want to know!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, and I was always encouraged to gain more and more weight. Don’t think about it as though you’ve gained all that weight, keep in mind that it’s for the baby. And don’t worry, it disappears pretty quickly after birth. I gained 36 pounds in my pregnancy, and lost all the extra weight after three months, just by trying to eat well, nursing, and walking every day with the baby. And I’m sure that your SO thinks that you’re the most beautiful, wonderful thing in the whole world!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@Mighty- My Future Mother-In-Law was telling me about how Fiance was 9lbs 10oz and she lost 10 of the 60 she gained. She said she still looked 8 months pregnant after the birth. So now not only do I have to worry about giving birth to a 2 month old, apparently I’m still going to look like I’m expecting!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Don’t worry ladies! My baby was 7.10, and I lost 12 pounds after the labour. Yes, your stomach still looks pretty large immediately after, but a lot of it is not fat, it’s actually your uterous. That shrinks over the next few weeks without having to exercise or change your eating habits. It will certainly take some time for your body to balance itself out, but chances are the almost all of the weight that you have gained is not fat at all, but mostly baby, water, your uterous, extra blood, your breasts, etc. It will be gone in no time ladies!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

On Ellen they had the Hollywood secrets lady on (the one who recommended bathing in wine) and she said that celebrities use some band to keep everything tight and to stop that saggy pooch look. Anyone heard of it or tried it?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

my friends seem to gain ~30 pounds and they say the first 20 comes off pretty quickly in the first week .  I have heard the next 10 take another month or so, and breastfeeding helps – although some people have said your body holds onto that last 5 until you stop breastfeeding all together (kind of like as a safety stash)

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I haven’t quite hit this point (although I know it’s coming), but I have noticed the extra weight makes me feel really out of shape.  I can’t climb the stairs without breathing hard.  It’s kinda annoying because I know I need this extra weight, but I feel like I can’t do all the stuff I used to be able to do (like roll over in bed without needing extra assistance, lol).  That, more than the actual number on the scale, bothers me.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the second half of pregnancy is the hardest on our self-images because we’re gaining sooooooooo fast.  I feel like if I were gaining a pound a month, I might be able to handle it a little better.  But my weight and my body are changing so rapidly, I feel like the rest of me can’t keep up!  There’s no time for adjusting to a new body image because the weight just keeps coming!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Alright, don’t throw stones at me. I’m pretty petite and am hoping I can gain some weight when I get pregnant one day. Esp in the boobage. Hahahhahahaha.

My SIL is uber skinny and never gained a ounce of weight during pregnancy. But my nephews were HUGE babies! They stole all her nutrients! Hehe.

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