(Closed) Question about pregnancy weight gain

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

You may find this thread of interest.  Really, everyone is different in how and where the weight gain happens.  My breasts didn’t really increase in size much but I know a number of ladies on these boards did have that “gain” in the first trimester.  My body happened to go for the all over bloated look in the beginning and around month five started rounding out the belly.  If your dr. wasn’t concerned with your weight gain, you should relax and not worry too much.

Post # 4
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

At four months I had gained about 9- 10lbs. Now at six months I’m at a 19lb weight gain. I started out  really small though, so I don’t think it’s too much for me. This chart is pretty consistant with everything I have read:

Blood 3 pounds

Breast 2 pounds

Womb 2 pounds

Baby 7.5 pounds

Placenta 1.5 pounds

Aminotic Fluid 2 pounds

Fat & Protein 7 pounds

Retained Water 4 pounds

Post # 5
2820 posts
Sugar bee

Oh, I don’t weigh myself.  I guess it’s unavoidable at doctors office but I don’t otherwise.  Yes some of it’s water

At 13 weeks I’d gained 5 lbs.  Now I’m almost at 4 months and I’m guessing I’ve gained a little more this month since I’m showing more than I was a couple weeks ago.  Everyone seems to put on weight differently and at a bit different times through pregnancy.

If you’re eating healthy and making time to exercise I wouldn’t worry about it too much. 

Post # 6
45 posts

Your weight gain doesn’t sound unusual.  My pregnancy books said 1-5 pounds during the first trimester and then about 3 to 4 pounds a month for the rest of pregnancy.  All women are different in how much weight they should gain (depending on starting BMI), how much weight they do gain, and where they put the weight.  And it is possible that some of your weight is from bloating.  Just keep trying to eat healthy.  🙂

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