(Closed) How much weight did you gain while pregnant?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

At this point, I’m six months (26 weeks on Tuesday!) along with my first.  I’ve gained 20 pounds.  It’s a little more than I’d like, but I have been exercising and eating healthy so I try not to worry about what losing it will be like.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

  • How much weight did you gain while pregnant? Only 13 lbs

 

  • How much did you lose as soon as the baby was born? I lost all my weight right away

 

  • How long did it take you to lose all of the baby weight? See above answer

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

  • How much weight did you gain while pregnant?

 24lbs with 1st baby, 43lb with second

  • How much did you lose as soon as the baby was born?

 About 2/3 of it with the 1st and 1/2 with the second

  • How long did it take you to lose all of the baby weight?

About 3 weeks with the 1st and about 4 with the 2nd (I am quite blessed)

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

  • How much weight did you gain while pregnant? 

Umm…over 100 lbs. Like, 122 to be exact. In my defense, I had hypermesis and LOST weight for the first 7 months. I was put on bedrest and given a bunch of different medication and ballooned up in the last few months. It was horrible.

  • How much did you lose as soon as the baby was born?

The day I walked out of the hospital, I was already 43 lbs. down.

How long did it take you to lose all of the baby weight?

It took me about 7 months to get the rest off and by the time my son was one, I was actually in BETTER shape and 4 pants sizes smaller than I had ever been in my life.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m almost 21 weeks now and at my last appt at 18 weeks I had gained 8.8lbs. I think I’m right on track.

I’ll let you know the others afterwards! 🙂

Also your weight pre-pregnancy plays into how much you gain or don’t gain as well so don’t worry!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Everytime I read about pregnancy weight gain, I am puzzled as to why we’re all recommended to gain between 25-35 pounds – so few people manage to stay in this range! And it puts pressure on pregnant ladies to attain a goal that may be unrealistic and not feel good about themselves during those months… Plus, all those who gained more than recommended seem to lose it in a reasonable amount of time.

I am one of the lucky few; at 40w5d, I am up 28 pounds and it seems to be mostly water retention. I’ll let you know later how the weight loss turns out.

But I still don’t get the guidelines!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

  • How much weight did you gain while pregnant? 

 I gained about 20 lbs when I was pregnant with my daughter.

  • How much did you lose as soon as the baby was born?

 I lost about 14 of it when she was born. She was 8 of that, the rest was all the gooey stuff and blood loss from a torn cervix. Sorry if that’s Too Much Information.

  • How long did it take you to lose all of the baby weight?

I lost the extra weight pretty quick. I’d say within 3 months I was back down to where I was. Granted, things were redistributed (and not in a way I’d like), but my weight went back to pre-pregnancy.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Gained 28 pounds while pregnant.

Didn’t weigh myself after birth cause I was hooked on an IV for 4 days and was so swollen I didn’t want to be depressed on the scale.Waited a whole week before weighing in.

After 1 week, I was down 10 pounds; and within 2 weeks, 5 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight.

Tomorrow will be 3 weeks and I am about 2-3 pounds away.

I am happy with the way I look and how fast it went; however I have lost a lot of my muscle tone in my stomach obviously but also in my legs… So even if the weight came off, the shape will need some work. I guess I’d say I was toned before and now I’m skinny fat.

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