Post # 1
I wanted to see if anyone has seen any charts that show you what the healthy pregnancy weight gain is by month. I’ve seen a lot that say something like “25-30 lbs total”, but I’d like to know what to expect as far as how this is distributed over the course of my pregnancy. I’m very health concious, and pre-pregnancy if the scale went up a bit I’d eat a little better and work out a little harder the next few days, but obviously I’m supposed to be gaining a little weight now. I just want to make sure I’m distributing it ideally throughout the months. Thanks!
Post # 3
Found this information by googling “healthy pregnancy weight gain by month:”
“In general, you should gain about 2 to 4 pounds during the first three months you’re pregnant and 1 pound a week during the rest of your pregnancy.”
However, just know that your body goes into “auto pilot” when you’re pregnant, and will gain what it needs despite what you eat unless you go overboard with fats and sweets. Just keep eating healthy and doing light to moderate workouts and you will gain what is appropriate for you and your pregnancy.
I gained 2 lbs during my first trimester, and then 8 lbs in 1 month when I literally wasn’t doing or eating ANYTHING different than before, but I ended up only gaining 21 overall.
Post # 4
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@DZMeadowz: Honestly it depends on your size and pre-pregnancy weight. For example my friend and I got pregnant at the same exact time, so we are both on the same week schedule. I was 92lb (under weight) and 5’2, she was 130lb (normal wight for her size) and 5’4. I am 33wks and have gained 43lbs so far, my doctor hasen’t said a word to me about it. My friend who is also 33wks has gained like 45lbs, and her doctor already told her at that she needed to watch her weight when she had gained 30lbs. So like I said it really depends on your weight pre-pregnancy. So I would just ask your doctor what does he/she recomends you gain.
Post # 5
Here is a good guesser: http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-weight-gain-estimator
However, I found I have not gained steadily, I gained 10-15 lbs in the first trimester and in the second now its maybe 5 ish? Your body will do what it wants. Try not to weigh yourself often or you’ll go nuts – I go up and down like crazy based on bloat.
Post # 6
@DZMeadowz: The other bee’s have already nailed it with the different guidelines and links to sites that are informative. I didn’t gain any weight until between 16-20 weeks and now the weights just coming as it pleases. I do pilates 2x/week, haven’t changed what I eat, drink a lot of water. I would say as long as you are taking your vitamins, staying active, making mostly good food choices, ignore the scale and just listen to your body. It knows what baby needs & you both will be fine. I was saying to DH last night, “this is the only time in life when it’s socially accepteble for me to gain weight & I’m enjoying it” =)
Post # 7
Healthy weight gain depends somewhat on your pre-pregnancy weight. I bookmarked the following calculator (http://www.calculator.net/pregnancy-weight-gain-calculator.html) and I hihgly reccomend it. It takes into account your height, pre-p weight, and even whether you are carrying multiples and gives you the range for each week.
Post # 8
Those calculators are nice for reference but your body will do what it’s going to do. Sometimes you might not gain that week and then gain 2 the next. I think it’s recommended to gain up to 5-6 lbs (or so) the first trimester (or you might not gain at all or lose weight depending on MS) and then average around 1 lb per week after that.