(Closed) Total pregnancy weight gain

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How much weight did you gain (total) in your pregnancy?

    lost weight or 0 weight gain

    1-5lbs

    6-10lbs

    11-15lbs

    16-20lbs

    21-25lbs

    26-30lbs

    31-35lbs

    36-40lbs

  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I ended up at about 11 lbs total, but I was considered overweight by my OB when I got PG, so that put me in the 10-15lbs recommended weight gain category.  Through healthy eating and light exercise under OB supervision, I managed to lose fat lbs while gaining baby lbs!  Almost all my weight was gained in the last 7 weeks, since I was put on bedrest for pre-term labor and couldn’t exercise (before that I was walking, swimming, and doing prenatal yoga).

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    During my first pregnancy (11 years ago!), I gained about 35-40 pounds. 

    I’m about halfway through my second pregnancy now, and I’m only up about 5 pounds so far.  I’m hoping to keep this one around 20-25 pounds total.

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    It’s so good to read everyone’s stories – especially yours heatherloveskenny! I hope all of my baby weight melts away like that!

    I didn’t vote yet as I’m only 27.5 weeks now but I’m already up 21 lbs. I’m really hoping to keep it in the 30 – 35 lbs range but I have a feeling I might go over that. I also find that the weight gain has absolutely nothing to do with how I eat and/or my exercise levels; it just seems to come on at the randomest times. On the positive side, at least the weight has only gone to my belly and chest – everywhere else looks completely normal. Really hoping it stays that way for the next twelve weeks!

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I am only at 17 weeks and 0 weight gain, but I know its gotta be coming anytime now!

    Post # 22
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    1188 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I’m at 39 weeks and not really gaining anymore. I’m up exactly 30 lbs from pre-preg.

    Post # 23
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    2201 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    As of my scale reading this morning, I’m up 27 lbs at 32 weeks. My OB scale on Thursday will probably tell a different tale. But I like to use my home scale because I weigh myself at the same time and haven’t eaten anything yet!

    I’m just hoping to stay under 195 lbs – I’m 5’11” and started at 155lbs.

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I gained 58 pounds and as i stand right now, almost 4 months after having my little girl i still have 40 pounds to loose. I am breastfeeding and just started exercising again, hopefully my pounds will start coming off.

    Post # 25
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    Bee Keeper

    I had my child 25 years ago and I gained 30 lbs. My doctor, female, told me to watch my weight… Well, I told her I am eating healthy, I have no junk food, no weird cravings, and I ate a lot of veggies… so NO I am not going to “diet” during my pregancy. (by the way, I know why she was concerned, I gained the whole 30 lbs during the last 3 months) But it all worked out I did lose most of it a few months later except  a very stubborn 10 pounds!

    Post # 26
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    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Oh wow! I am all alone in my 70 pds, so surprising. Not. I hope next time around I won’t gain as much 🙂

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Keep in mind that the amount a woman gains during pregnancy is influenced by their body weight. Overweight/obese women are usually only encouraged to gain 10-15lbs whereas underweight women can be encouraged to gain 35-45 on average with one child.

    Post # 28
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

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    @Miss Orchard:  That actually depends on the doctor too. I am over weight and I see a midwife and a doctor. They both wanted me to gain 25lbs.  

    I’m 29 weeks so I didn’t vote. I’ve gained 11lbs back from the initial 25lbs I lost during my first tri. I’m pretty sure I’m going to end up waying less than when I started. 

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @PasteMoo:  Don’t feel bad about it; by the end, a good 15-20 lbs is baby/fluid/uterus/placenta etc.  Plus add in a pound or two for extra boobage and you’re only up 10 or 15 of your own.  Completely doable!  Staying active really helps keep the weight gain down though, and theoretically helps with quicker labor/recovery times.  The thought of a shorter/easier labor alone was enough to get my butt out the door for a walk around the block or some laps in the pool!

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