(Closed) weight gain in the last month–how much?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: I gained this much in the last month of pregnancy?
    no weight gain at all : (3 votes)
    25 %
    0-2 pounds : (5 votes)
    42 %
    3-4 pounds : (1 votes)
    8 %
    5-6 pounds : (2 votes)
    17 %
    7-8 pounds : (1 votes)
    8 %
    9-10 pounds : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I’m 37 wks today. At my last appointment my weight jumped 4lbs and at today’s it was 5lbs more! I don’t understand and the midwives don’t seem worried because everything else is normal…and I’m not doing anything differently. I’m up 35lbs…hoping to stay below 40, but at the rate I’m going, who knows?

    Post # 4
    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I lost a pound one week and gained it back the next (I’m almost 38 weeks). I’ve heard that some women experience minor weight loss in the last month, but I’m sure this varies from person to person.

    Post # 5
    1550 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Everyone keeps telling me that “all the weight hits you at the very end.” My mom says she gained 10 lbs in between 38 and 40 weeks (there’s no way that’s healthy!).

    I am only 33 weeks and have gained 20 lbs–I am hoping the rumors aren’t true!

    Post # 6
    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I gained 16 total and at least 5 were in the last month. I am overweight so I was keeping my gain as low as I could. The amount of fluid can add extra weight on a week by week basis.

    Post # 7
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    With baby #1 mine totally slowed.  Maybe a few pounds?  And I did lose a pound or two right at the very end.

    Post # 8
    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    WTEWYE says some women actually lose weight inthe last month. I know that won’t happen to me, but it’s possible. (I think the author said it was because the stomach is so compressed it’s just too painful to eat much)

    Post # 9
    7776 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    My weight gain slowed dramatically in the 3rd trimester. I gained almost everything I have gained before 28 weeks. I think I’m sitting around 40lbs, but I’m not too worried. I’m expecting a 9-10lb baby and when you add in the weight of the fluid and placenta plus the insane amount of water I am retaining, that’s probably more than half of my weight gain.

    Post # 10
    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @zippylef:  🙂 Cool.  I gained a whole lot up to now (32 weeks). It seems to be slowing down, and I really hope it flatlines or drops!

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