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Did you put on weight in the first trimester?

(28 Posts)
RadgeWeeMidden Fri 31-Jan-14 10:39:33

Bit aghast to discover I've put on about 5lbs in the first trimester. I was pretty slim before and it's mainly due to eating lots of healthy food to try and get a balanced diet. But still! At this rate am I going to end up huge with loads to lose after the birth, or is it quite normal?

I've gained a couple of pounds (am 12 weeks today). I've haven't been sick once though so clearly eating to soothe the increased hunger has to go somewhere!

ChicaMomma Fri 31-Jan-14 17:52:03

RaRa, that means youre 21 weeks and are up 7 lbs, dear god woman i'd be delighted with that!!!

YoniMitchel Fri 31-Jan-14 16:36:45

I gained a stone both times and then only another stone over rest of the pregnancy, my mother was the same !!

RaRa1988 Fri 31-Jan-14 16:28:18

I didn't put anything on at all until about 16 weeks, but between then and now (21 weeks), I seem to have managed to gain 7 pounds hmm. Not overjoyed about that, but midwife says it's fine. I guess we're all different - I'm hoping my weight gain will slow down a little now!

PenguinsDontEatKale Fri 31-Jan-14 16:00:30

Erm, I don't know. I deliberately didn't weigh myself at all. I just felt it didn't help.

I do know that, when I weighed myself a few weeks after the birth (so having lost baby, waters, placenta, blood volume, but still with enormous boobs!) I had about a stone to lose.

ChicaMomma Fri 31-Jan-14 15:56:17

Penguins, how much did you put on in total?
I too put on a stone in the first tri but it seems to have stablisied somewhat since, well, completely actually, very little gained from 12-20. So i'm wondering can i manage to cap it at 2 stone overall.. well, 2.5 anyway, or let's say 30 lbs.

PenguinsDontEatKale Fri 31-Jan-14 15:44:36

Yes, I put on lot of weight in the first trimester all three times. Not that much in the second though.

5 lb is nothing, mine was more like a stone each time.

Writerwannabe83 Fri 31-Jan-14 14:35:12

My weight hadn't changed at all by the time I had my 12 week appointment - however, I'd had really bad sickness and hadn't eaten properly for weeks.

I'm now 32 weeks and have put on 11.5 kg which is about 25lbs.

MoominIsGoingToBeAMumWaitWHAT Fri 31-Jan-14 13:37:32

I lost about 6lbs during the first trimester. Bad sickness but not HG, and just very little interest in food. The only food I did want to eat was red apples, strawberries and grapes, and I went off chocolate completely.

flymo79 Fri 31-Jan-14 13:28:25

yeah, I've put on at least a stone I reckon. Partly due to christmas gluttony and carbs to avoid nausea/hunger. I do find if I'm not eating every two hours I feel incredibly unwell. I'm 14 weeks tomorrow.
Really hope it slows down in third tri!!

DuPainDuVinDuFromage Fri 31-Jan-14 13:10:25

I lost half a stone in the first trimester last time - morning sickness and not feeling like I wanted to eat. This time round, I've realised that even if I don't want to eat, it helps stave off the sickness so I've been eating lots and have stayed the same weight as I was before I was pregnant.

BUT - last time I put loads of weight on after the first trimester so it all evened out in the end! I wouldn't worry about it, especially if you've been eating healthy food - it'll be good weight! Unlike me - I've been eating crisps, chocolate, pasta...am now trying to eat healthily for the rest of the pregnancy but unfortunately still feeling sick...

ezmi79 Fri 31-Jan-14 13:00:17

I'm 10 weeks and have maintained my pre-pregnancy weight so far. I dont know how as Ive been eating like a horse (it was the only way I could keep my nausea at bay) and my tummy is definitely larger - but I wouldnt be worried about a few pounds - Im sure it'll settle down.

stargirl1701 Fri 31-Jan-14 12:45:28

No, I have lost 10kg. No interest in food at all.

Cariad007 Fri 31-Jan-14 12:38:31

No, when I was weighed at my 12 week appointment I'd actually lost weight since the last time I'd weighed myself. Which was before I got pregnant.

5lb?! Pah! I had managed nearly 2 stone by 12 weeks!

Going from mrs skinny no carbs to full on, constantly grazing, nausea avoiding carb-monster took its toll.

But now at 31 weeks I have very little appetite and things have evened out a bit... Phew!

SaucyJack Fri 31-Jan-14 12:06:59

Dunno how much weight I put on, but I was certainly at my most bloated during the first trimester.

All white toast and no pooing makes Saucy a fat girl.

I'm at my most shapely now, strangely (36 weeks)

Halfling Fri 31-Jan-14 11:45:33

5 lbs in 12 weeks is a very small weight gain. I actually lost 9 lbs because of HG

Wuxiapian Fri 31-Jan-14 11:40:36

Yes, I put some on.

And, 5lbs in 12 weeks is nothing...

BlackberryandNettle Fri 31-Jan-14 11:39:41

I also ate loads in the first 14 weeks as it stopped me feeling nauseous. I am 30 weeks now and feel like the gain has slowed down and am less tired and wanting more fruit. Try to eat a lots if you need the energy but walk lots each day, I'm sure that has stopped me gaining more - been doing an hour a day in the week but am now on bed rest!

BlackberryandNettle Fri 31-Jan-14 11:36:42

I ate loads in the first 14 weeks as it stopped me feeling nauseous. I am 30 weeks now and feel like the gain has slowed down. Try to eat a lor but walk lots each day, I'm sure that has stopped me gaining more - been doing an hour a day In the week but am now on bed rest!

squizita Fri 31-Jan-14 11:35:30

I'm the same but my nausea is mild and often manifests as by body saying "full now feeling a bit sick!" after half my dinner. Other times I feel sick and need something like biscuits to slake it. So it evens out I guess.

Yes, I did, both pregnancies, probably about a stone... My apetite during the first trimester was uncontrollable, and eating was the only thing helping me with the nausea. Then apetite stabilised during second trimester (still having a second breakfast though). I am currently 35w and completely not interested in eating, only fruit&veg seems interesting... All this stuff is really personal, so I laugh at the books that tell me that I shouldn't have put anything during the first three months, but would gain a lot during the last weeks - that's utter nonsense, and it only depends on your body.

There is no need to even think about it, best if you pack the scales away and only measure the damage at the end. Pregnancy is difficult enough, worrying about weight is pointless IMO. Obvs, we all try to eat healthy and walk a lot, but if wine gums are the only thing that makes me survive a day in the office, I am going to have them!

bebbeau Fri 31-Jan-14 11:23:45

no I didn't but I was really sick

I think its normal to gain up to around 5lbs though

I put on weight whilst my wee dried on the stick

ChicaMomma Fri 31-Jan-14 11:14:57

Girls, i put on a STONE in the first trimester. Was horrified. Now, i got pregnant on honeymoon (all inclusive, 6 meals a day + cocktails!!!) and was very skinny (wedding weight) and needed to gain a few.. even outside of pregnancy i'd've gained at least 7 lbs on the honeymoon anyway the way we were eating!! I also had ZERO nausea also.. more's the pity.

I'm 20 weeks now and have actually gained very little between 12-20.. my appetite in the first trimester was out of control, it has completely stabilised now. I'm trying to cap teh weight gain about about 2 stone in total if i can. It'll be all baby weight from now on. My SIS and SIL both said they gained hte most during first trimester also, which is some comfort.. it's almost like you eat like a crazy person during the adjustment phase of 6-12, but i've found since 12 that i'm eating more normally again thank god.

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