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Old 08-15-2012, 08:32 PM   #11
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I've gained 1 lb based on my appt a few weeks ago. This is pretty good for me since I lost a lot of weight with my first and some with my second in the first trimester. I made up for it later in the pregnancy and gained between 25 and 30 lbs with each. It came off a lot easier the first time. I think it's going to be a lot more work this time.

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Old 08-15-2012, 08:35 PM   #12
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I remember last time my naturopath saying a lot if what you gain is genetics. I gained just over 40 pounds last time and still had about 15 of that left when I got pregnant this time. Ice been eating non stop to help with feeling sick this time around and lost 2 pounds!
My sil who still goes to the gym at 30 weeks pregnant to step classes has already gained 30 pounds and she still has a couple of months to go.
So while I think your diet and lifestyle can help to some degree, genetics also plays a role. My mom gained a ton with both me and my brother and she is normally very thin.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:36 PM   #13
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Re: weight gain

I gained nothing in the first trimester... I went in for my appointment on monday (15 weeks) and hadn't checked in a week (when I still hadn't gained a pound), and I had gained 5 pounds!!! haha. So, 5 pounds in one week. But I did lose a pound already. I fluctuate quite a bit.

I'm starting at 120, and I'm tall, so I really need to gain. But I know what you mean Rachael. I really hate seeing the numbers go up.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #14
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I'm having a weight issue that's driving my doc nuts but it's definitely not gain :/. HG kicked my butt first trimester and I lost 25lbs. I finally!!! stopped losing and gained one lb back but nothing else so far. My nurses are all super proud of me but the doc is wringing his hands over the lack of gain so he wants me to drink an ensure with every meal. Where is the green smily!?! I can barely drink one of those silly things AS a meal!

Ok sorry for the rant, I know most of you are worried about gaining. I am too, just from the other end of the spectrum. :/
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:43 AM   #15
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Re: weight gain

how tall are you alisha? I am 5'10" and 130 and they actually gave me a hard time about needing to gain but i thought that was normal weight for my height??? Maybe i just look bad when i am nautous...lol
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:34 AM   #16
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Re: weight gain

I'm 5'9" Rachael. I was close to 130 before breastfeeding my daughter, but breastfeeding made me lose all my birth weight plus 10 more pounds!!! I eat well (3 meals a day and snacking between... and I try to eat fairly healthy), so I don't worry about what they tell me weight-wise. They said they want me to gain 27-30 pounds with this baby. I figure I'll try, but I can't really make myself eat more that what I do. Especially when the heartburn kicks in.
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My midwife practice is very hands off when it comes to weight....they really don't even talk about it. They do have you fill out a nutrition sheet that gives them a general idea of your daily intake, but that's really all....you actually even weigh yourself at your appts. I am tall (5'8") and thin...I started around 120 and only went down to 113 thanks to IV's. Last I checked I was 116. I try to eat healthy & stay well hydrated...I am still quite sick, so it can be difficult. I have never gained all that much with any of mine, and they have never given me a hard time over that. I think as long as you are eating healthy and taking good care of yourself it really doesn't matter what the numbers on the scale say
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:15 PM   #18
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Re: weight gain

Normal gain is between 15 and 30lbs depending on your age/height and body frame. I don't typically start gaining until the 2nd trimester with my kids since I'm always so sick in the 1st tri. I'd really like to not gain any more than 15lbs to be honest, but that is probably b/c I'm 20lbs heavier than I was before I got pregnant with my 1st and I'm just not comfortable in my body weighing more than what I've always been used to.
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trynitey-where did you hear that? I have always read and been told 25-35. 15 really isn't enough to account for baby, placenta, blood volume, fat stores for breast feeding, amniotic fluid...unless of course you have the fat to sacrifice.
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http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/healthy-weight-gain
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