Post # 1
The great post by Nachos about stupid people got me thinking, how much weight did you actually gain by the end of your pregnancy? I know the a lot of people are told between 25-35lbs if they were a healthy weight to begin with, but what do mama’s REALLY gain? I’m also making this a poll to respect the privacy of those who don’t want to actually post it.
I’m only at 24 weeks and I’ve already gained 22lbs, so I’m sure I’ll go over the 35lb mark, but I figure that since I’m not eating for two or anything crazy my body will just gain what it feels it needs to gain.
Post # 3
I’m at 29 weeks & just clocked in at just over 30 lbs weight gain. Doc does NOT seem to be concerned (even enthusiastic about how my pregnancy is going), pregnancy has been remarkably easy (no nausea or morning sickness, no complications, all measurements of baby & me totally normal, including glucose test) & I got pregnant LITERALLY right after we got married when I was at my best weight & body shape since high school/college. If the Doc’s not worried, I’m not going to add any anxiety to my plate. But definitely looks like I’ll be over the 35 lbs mark.
Post # 4
not pregnant yet but ive a feeling im going to be one of thos people that balloon when i get pregnant… im 5’1″ and the boy is 6’3″, and i eat more than him most days:P that being said im about 10lbs heavier than id like to be at the moment but im working on getting it off, along with giving up smoking, wish me luck:)
Post # 5
I gained 20 and 21 Lbs respectively. My sister gained between 50~60 with each of her 3. I know someone who had a 9 lb. baby and only gained 10 lbs. Everyone hated her. 😛
Post # 6
My mom said she gained a little over 50 with me (my friend gained 50 with hers)! But she’s always telling pregnant ladies they’re eating for two and to eat whatever they want because the baby craves it.
Post # 7
not pregnant but when my mom was pregnant with me and my sister (im a twin) she gained 30 lbs!!! She only carried for 7 months though.
Post # 8
I’m at 37.5 weeks and 28 lbs. I optimistically voted for around 30. Slightly more than I thought I’d gain but I haven’t been bothered by the scale at all (despite seeing multiple numbers in the “tens place” that I’ve never seen before). 🙂
Post # 9
I’m at 33 weeks tomorrow and from pre-pregnancy weight, I’ve gained 14 lbs. But if you count that I lost 10 lbs to begin with and then gained it back plus the 14 lbs, that puts me at a total gain to date of 24 lbs. I voted for a total of 30 lbs to be conservative.
Post # 10
I’m 5’10”. I was a little overweight (but very muscular), and my doc told me 25-35. I gained 37 and was only 5 days early. I don’t count any weight I lost in the first tri. Baby was 8 lbs 8 ozs and very healthy. (Neither of us had any blood sugar issues, etc.)
Post # 11
I gained 17 pounds with my daughter and 17 pounds with my son. Lost all of it a week after both were born. I anticipate the 17 pound trend when we TTC our next in like a year or so.
Post # 12
My mother gained SIXTY pounds when she was pregnant with me. I came out healthy. She lost all the weight. Just because you’re not in the expected range doesn’t mean that it’s bad 🙂
Post # 13
This is one of the things I’m looking forward to about our next appt on Monday – I never pay attention to the number on the scale (do we have a scale???) and I want to find out how much I’ve gained since I got pregnant and find out what the doctor thinks. I was overweight when I got pregnant and I don’t feel like my body has changed much aside from the growing belly but this is one way to find out. I’m also not sure what the weight gain should be for twins. It’s definitely not double what a single pregnancy should be but I think it’s slightly higher. Another question for the doctor!
Post # 14
I’m 30 weeks and I’ve gained 22 lbs. I started out right at 100lbs though, so I really didn’t think I would gain over 30. Gaining weight still sucks though no matter if it’s 5, 10, or 20lbs. I hate hearing people comment on my weight.
Post # 15
I gained 30 pounds in 3 months before I miscarried. This time around I’m 12 weeks today and only gained a pound. Thank god!
Post # 16
At my last apt, when I was 28+ weeks, I had gained 19lbs. I go in Monday for my next apt, and I’m hoping that my weight gain from holiday eating has slowed since I’ve been doing better with my diet.