(Closed) how much weight did you gain in the first trimester?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m going to make a suggestion that you probably won’t take but I think it’s important and to your benefit:

Stop calorie counting.

Stop comparing your weight gain with other preggers strangers.

 

There will be no pattern that you are looking for because every woman is different and every pregnancy is different. I know women who gained more than 60 pounds, and some who gained less than 15 and this had nothing to do with whether they were kale gurus or Doritos fiends. Weight gain during pregnancy is more complex than you eating too much/too little or exercising this much or that much–you can gain a lot of weight through water retention alone. Honestly, pregnancy is a time to be conscious of your health, yes, but in a qualitative manner, meaning you should concentrate on eating a balanced diet and worrying MORE about how you feel. The baby will go through growth spurts and when it does, your appetite may very well become insatiable. Other weeks, you may be completely uninterested in food. And on some days, you might not even be able to eat! Generally, in pregnancy, you will find that your body is pretty good at demanding what it needs–whether that be additional calories, additional sleep, more or less activity. Listen to it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

 I understand you COMPLETLY @dynamic_duo:  I tracked the majority of my pregnancy. There were the first couple of months where I didn’t because I was eating carbs and just trying to survive. I think you’re doing GREAT so far. I gained 10-12 pounds during the first trimester. It leveled out though and I didn’t gain for months after that. In the end I was right at my target gain. I think it’s okay to track. I did it because I worried about my mind thinking “I’m pregnant, I can eat all I want.” I don’t think that was healthy for me or baby.  I wanted to make sure I was eating the correct amount of protein and calcium as well.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I ate like a pig in my first trimester (like 500+ extra calories a day probably, but I wasn’t counting), had zero morning sickness, and didn’t gain a single pound.

I’m a big beleiver in trusting my body. I eat healthy food, eat when I’m hungry, and trust my body knows what to do with weight gain. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@PurpleUnicorn – I’m 26 weeks right now. Last time I weighed myself was at 24 weeks, I was up about 10 pounds. So I’m a couple pounds behind (I think the weight-gain calculator I plugged my numbers into said I was 3 pounds behind), but my mom and sister also didn’t gain a lot during pregnancy so I’m not overly concerned about it.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I lost 6 pounds in the first trimester. I bounced up and down until 24 weeks where I gained 8 pounds. I’m not tracking my weight or anything, just making sure to get enough calcium, protein, and not be hungry.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yikes, this is making me feel really bad. I know I am eating way too many calories and probably gaining to much, but I feel like I’m struggling just to get by and that is the least of my concern. I’m sick all the time and the only thing that keeps me from throwing up is eating every 30 minutes are so. I try to eat healthy things, but sometimes only less healthy things (e.g., pizza, grilled cheese, crackers and cheese) sound even remotely appetizing. I know this is going to bite me in the ass and it’s sort of depressing. 🙁 I’m only 10.5 weeks and up 4-6 lbs, depending on the day. Some of that weight also came from being inactive due to restrictions from my doctor (because of spotting) and the fact that I feel so bad I’m laying around a lot. I’m hoping I’ll start feeling better soon so I can eat better and be more active. I have been walking a lot more. I am still going to weigh myself regularly and try to make good decisions, but I don’t want to count calories.

@dynamic_duo:  I think your weight gain sounds right on track. I wish those were my stats!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@78h2o:  Everything you mentioned is completely normal during the first trimester. I lived off of chicken nuggets and potstickers in the first trimester desperate to get some protein in my system while constantly sick. My diet reverted from a pretty healthy one to a comfort food oriented one. Once my morning sickness passed, I could get normally again. The human body is pretty awesome that the baby will take whatever it needs from you even as you struggle to eat. I worried so much about our baby’s growth during the first trimester, but the doctor assured that everything was fine. I’m 25 weeks or so and he’s doing just fine. Things will get better in the second trimester.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

about 9 weeks in and I have gained one pound so far. Havn’t been eating more then I usually do, but eating healthier more balanced meals.

Cheese sticks, nuts, carrots, cereal and other things as a snack

Trying to stay away from too much fast food and sugar bombs like cupcakes… I havn’t been drinking soda either so that helps…plus my job is physically demanding…take my dog on a walk almost daily. I have been trying to take naps as suggested but I get too anxious and need to move around.

When my doctor tells me to gain more weight then I will try to increase my food intake…but so far she hasn’t said anything.

 

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My first trimester, I actually lost weight. Never had morning sickness, but was not really hungry.  Honestly I would stop obessing about your weight.  As PP said weight gain in pregnant women can vary.  Your doctor will tell you what is a safe weight gain for your height and weight.

For example, I am plus size and for plus size women they should not gain more than 15 lbs.  Even though I gave birth and at the end of my 32nd week. I was on target for weight gain.

Just relax and eat right, also just a side note, I know my doctor and nutrionistalist told me that you do need to up your caloric instake, that baby will need as much as you do.  Especially calcium!

 

 

 

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