Weight Gain During First Trimester

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

10 pounds gained in the first trimester, 38lbs total for the pregnancy, by one year postpartum (July 2017) I was back at prepregnancy weight with very very small amount of dieting. Managed to put on 10lbs around the holidays sooooo that’s probably gonna take more effort to lose πŸ˜‰

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m almost 17 weeks along now and I’ve gained less than 1kg since I got my BFP. 

I currently weigh 62kg and expect I’ll gain around 10kg overall. But only time will tell πŸ™‚

I’ve not been more hungry than usual or anything. I’m just eating when I’m hungry, eating healthily and listening to my body.

My midwife did say that from about 20 weeks I should start steadily gaining x 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I started out “overweight” by 30lbs (5′ 2″ 150lbs) and have had a ridiculously easy first trimester. No morning sickness and I have only thrown up once from food (the rest is just gagging from brushing my teeth) I have gained no weight (yes, I bought a scale) so far and I eat 3-4 times a day. No special diet or calorie counting. Baby is growing right on track so I have been surprised by no weight gain. 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I had what I would consider pretty bad morning sickness throughout all of my first trimester and beyond–was not vomiting but was excruciatingly nauseous. I don’t feel that I eat excessively or even much differently than pre-pregnancy, although I do have a few more treats here and there when I can stomach them and my workout routine has been near non-existent given the horribleness of the first 20+ weels.  I had gained 8 lbs at 12 weeks and 25 at 28 weeks. I may be blind to slow change but I don’t think I look any different other than an obviously growing belly…we’ll see what the scale says next week at 30! 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I started slightly underweight (5’7” 118lbs)

1st- 12lbs

2nd- 8lbs

3rd- 15-20lbs (I went into labor at 37+6 and hadn’t weighed myself in about a week. So I’m not sure exactly how much I weighed when I delivered). 

Eta- I ate relatively healthy during my pregnancy but definitely gave into cravings here and there. I had lost all but 5lbs at my 6 week postpartum check (thank you breastfeeding!) and was back down to pre pregnancy weight at 12 weeks!

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

I gained 4 pounds in my first trimester.

It wasn’t until half way through the second and now in my third I actually gained weight in any significant terms. But everyone is pretty convinced I’m carrying a giant, so what can I say. 

Aside from the swelling in my arms and hands, everything is baby weight. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I started out slightly overweight (as in, I was trying to lose a few kilos). I actually lost a few kilos during my first trimester, as I am finding myself getting full very quickly. I for sure thought I had put on weight, but when my OB weighed me I got a bit of a surprise – I was just bloated for most of my first trimester.

I’m currently 15+3 weeks and I think I’ve gained about a kilo so far during my second trimester. I have a small bump going on, but I’ve noticed my arms and thighs have slimmed down a little – it seems that whatever my stomach area puts on, I lose from somewhere else (no complaints about that!).

Post # 23
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Sugar bee

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AORiver15 :  
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AOriver :  

Totally thought you two were the same person and changed your pic. Then thought I was legit going insane when I read both names on the posts. 

Must read better.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee

I started out pretty skinny and gained 15 pounds in the first 14 weeks. I was terrified that I was going to gain like 70 pounds by the end. But then I stayed at 15 for probably four or five weeks. I had another gain for five or so pounds after that, followed by another several weeks of no gain. And then it was pretty steady until the end. I gained 33 total, which was more than I had planned but I think was actually perfect for my body. I think if you’re eating healthfully and getting some exercise, your body will take care of the rest. Try not to worry too much about it. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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MsPlucky :  hahaha πŸ˜‚

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AORiver15 :  great name πŸ‘πŸΌ

Post # 26
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Honey bee

I lost 15lbs immediately after finding out I was pregnant (I’m assuming because I stopped drinking and started to be super health concious). I gained about 5 lbs by the end of my first trimester. By the end of my second trimester, I had gained about 10 more and was back to my pre-pregnancy weight. By the end of my 3rd trimester, I gained another 10-15 (it fluctuated)- overall, I gained 25-30 lbs. 

I’m 4 weeks post-partum and I’ve lost pretty much all the baby weight- I haven’t weighed myself but I suspect that I’m at my “first timester” weight- as in my pre-pregnancy weight plus that 15 I lost initially. 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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rbgrocio :  just be careful!! I don’t think pregnancy is the time to be overly concerned with weight. Just listen to your body and eat healthily when you’re hungry. I was also told by my midwife to be mindful of what exercise I do and whether it puts strain on the pelvic floor. She has me doing kegels throughout the day and I’m doing low impact things like walking and swimming and pregnancy yoga. Apparently improper care of your pelvic floor (often caused by weight lifting and even running) can cause incontinence etc. Just something to be cognisant of πŸ™‚ I once got minor vaginal prolapse from improper form lifting heavy weights and I’ve not had children yet x

 

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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rbgrocio :  Just make sure you have doctor or midwife approval for your exercise and that you’re eating enough healthy calories! If you have a healthy lifestyle, most of what you gain is going to be the baby/placenta/increased blood flow/etc anyway. Your body will likely gain what it needs to, so don’t focus on the numbers but instead on your overall health. I just had an appointment yesterday and have gained 35lbs at 33.5 weeks, which seems excessive but my doctor is happy with it because I’m healthy and it’s mostly all in my bump and boobs. Dieting or extreme exercise can be harmful to baby without your doctor’s approval. 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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rbgrocio :  I always tell friends, your body is going to gain what it needs to gain. As long as you’re not going overboard with food, you’ll be fine! 

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