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How much weight did you gain during pregnancy?

(39 Posts)
MrsPatMustard Sat 11-Jan-14 22:43:08

I'm 37 weeks and currently 37lbs heavier than before I fell pregnant. I was told that I shouldn't gain more than a maximum of 35lbs during this pregnancy but i've found it really hard to keep tabs on my weight. Christmas hasn't helped - 4lb weight gain that week blush. How have other Mumsnetters fared?

Cariad007 Sat 11-Jan-14 22:49:02

9lb when I weighed myself a few weeks ago, about 11-13lb now I guess? I'm 35 weeks.

CrispyCrochet Sat 11-Jan-14 22:51:44

I don't think you are outside the realm of what is normal & average OP. It depends a lot on your weight before pregnancy & weight gain is not necessarily related to baby size. As long as your midwife is happy with bump growth I wouldn't worry - even if you gain another 5 or so these last few weeks you'll be fine!

clr2014 Sat 11-Jan-14 22:52:23

37lbs here. Am at term. A lot if that is holiday weight and christmas weight which I didn't try to get off hmm.

lilyaldrin Sat 11-Jan-14 22:53:45

34 weeks and 19lbs so far. I'm trying to keep it to under 25lbs (I was a bit overweight to start with) and understand I'm likely to gain a lb a week in the last trimester.

FlossyCat Sat 11-Jan-14 23:07:57

About 42 lbs when I weighed at 40 weeks, never had morning sickness and have been ravenous throughout. Guidelines for my height were to put on a maximum of 35lbs, I put the extra half stone down to holidays and Christmas, and doing less exercise. It's been hard watching the scales, but I love my pregnant shape, I feel great and will deal with it later x

WorraLiberty England Sat 11-Jan-14 23:10:09

Just the weight of the babies and a couple of pounds extra...maybe 5 or 6 pounds by full term I think.

WorraLiberty England Sat 11-Jan-14 23:10:38

I mean over and above the weight of the babies...not in total! blush

stopgap Sat 11-Jan-14 23:11:22

Started off at 5'7 and 8 stone 9 lbs, and am now 38 weeks and have put on 21 pounds. I've had gestational diabetes, though, so have effectively been put on a diet. First pregnancy I gained 26 pounds.

MrsPatMustard Sat 11-Jan-14 23:12:24

I wish I could do some exercise, but my back is really giving me grief now. Can't really walk for more than 10 minutes these days...

LunchLadyWannabe Sat 11-Jan-14 23:12:47

I gained 6 stone!!!!!!! Dont ask ..... blush

Bezzabelle Sat 11-Jan-14 23:15:43

With ds (now 2.5) I put on 3 stone. Lost two stone of it within 2 weeks of having him as lots was water retention and the last stone came off a few months after that. Currently am 20 weeks and have already put on 16lbs which is more than I would have liked but feel hungry all the time. Was sick as a dog for first trimester so think I've been making up for it and eating everything I couldn't then! Not enjoying the weight gain especially in my face but am trying not to worry. Get slightly annoyed at people commenting on my large bump though!!

OllievanderWand Sat 11-Jan-14 23:15:55

2 stone each time, found it very depressing if I'm honest

WorraLiberty England Sat 11-Jan-14 23:18:27

My friend had her DD 22yrs ago and she gained nearly 7.5 stone...which was my entire bodyweight at the time.

She had always battled with her weight but was a size 14 pre pregnancy

She's 44yrs old now and still hasn't managed to lose it. She always tells pregnant women that if she had that time back again, she would have eaten far less and far healthier.

She now has diabetes and knee problems sad

HopeS01 Sat 11-Jan-14 23:43:25

About 2 stone and I'm 37 weeks. I expect I'll be left with a stone to shift once he's out (plus placenta, fluid and water retention).
I'm okay with that, lots of early spring walks (and breast feeding!!!!)
smile

CrispyFB Sat 11-Jan-14 23:43:38

I always gain around 40-45lbs, always. And that's usually without going to term as well (36, 35, 38 weeks). This is DC4, and I'm predictably on track for that at almost 30 weeks having already gained 32lbs. And it shows, and I don't just mean on my bump.. even clothes that go nowhere near the bump don't fit any more and my double chin is back, joy.

I feel like I have an excuse in that I'm normally very active (40-50 miles of walking a week with a pushchair plus a very outdoorsy life) and have an appetite to match that and fuel it. However I get SPD really early on, so my walking drops quite quickly, but my appetite remains. By the time I hit 20 weeks I can barely manage a few miles spread throughout the day with school runs, shopping etc, and at this point now at nearly 30 weeks it is a struggle to do 100 yards. With a crutch. I'm already on the mobility scooters in malls.

I am eating less, but nowhere near the sort of portion sizes associated with my dire levels of activity, because basically I am depressed about my mobility issues and stuck in the house all day most days with nothing to do so I just eat instead. My willpower is at an all time low.

Once baby is born I only lose a stone of it too. I leave it a few months post birth - even though I EBF I never lose anything through that - then start the weight loss plan. Takes me around a year of lots of walking and calorie counting to get back to a healthy BMI again. So I know I do have the willpower to eat properly, it's just it flies out the window in pregnancy.

I try hard not to beat myself up over it but I am so envy of people who can remain active and/or seem to just not gain very much. And those for whom the weight just "falls off". It's just not in my genetics. Nor is remaining stretchmark free..

Shellywelly1973 Sun 12-Jan-14 00:28:11

I'm 37 weeks. Ive put on about 2 stone.

Every one is different. Your pre pregnancy weight, build, height, age, under lying health issues & general activity would affect weight gain.

Don't worry. Go easy on yourself & enjoy the last few weeks of being pregnant.

Fedup1992 Sun 12-Jan-14 07:26:30

I'm 36 weeks and put on 12lbs so chuffed xxxx

I put on 28 kilos ( that is about 4 stone), I am 6 ft though and carried big babies.

It did not bother me, i did not even feel fat . And it all came off again within a year, without dieting.

The doc told me I had put on rather a lot of weight but thankfully did not lecture me. Some of it was water, as after the birth About 2 stone had just "dropped off@ me.

Don't fret about a pound here or there.

BikeRunSki Brazil Sun 12-Jan-14 07:36:07

Not much, it was the post c section sitting around eating biscuits as it hailed and stormed outside that did it for m3 stone.

( i was quite slim when I got pregnant, bmi of around 20, now my bmi is around 23. So not as slim as I used to be, but it just does not bother me !

elspethmcgillicuddy Sun 12-Jan-14 07:44:37

I put on 46lbs but quite acfew lbs were in the first few weeks after the birth. Lost it all within about 14months with WW.

I had lost a huge amount if weight (about 4-5st) before getting pregnant and kept it off for several years so I think being pregnant made me go back to old ways. I lost all the weight between my pregnancies (2.8yr age gap) and think that hugely helped me stay motivated to get it all off again. Definitely easier to lose post baby weight than any other kind IME!

Tea1Sugar Sun 12-Jan-14 07:48:40

I put on 3 stone with dd but lost it all and extra within a few weeks. I'm now 25+5 with dc2 and weigh 9st 9lb so I've put on about 19lbs so far so heading for the same at term.

ChineseFireball Sun 12-Jan-14 07:53:36

About 4.5 stone. I'm 5'5" and it really showed. 2 of my uncles were delighted that I weighed more than they did. As it turns out 2 stone of that was probably just from eating because a year post partum I'd still not lost it, even though my DS was breastfed. It (fortunately) came off quite quickly when I started to do some exercise though.

WeeTeaJenny Sun 12-Jan-14 09:16:02

Both pregnancies I just put on the weight of the baby plus a few extra pounds
I was. 9lb7 at start of this pregnancy , I'm 9lb11 right now with a 3 month old baby , I really need to get out walking more to shift these couple of pounds but the weather is totally putting me off !!

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