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Weight gain

(31 Posts)
Gabby786 Wed 26-Oct-16 02:00:53

I'm due on Friday. Weighed myself the weekend to see what I've put on. I've put on one stone and 2lb which doesn't seem a lot. What has everyone else gained? Does this mean my baby will be small?

Squtternutbosch Wed 26-Oct-16 10:27:15

Depends on how much you weighed to start with...if within 'normal' BMI they say 25-35lb but if you were heavier to start with you'd be expected to gain less.

I really don't think it's too much of an indicator of your baby's weight. I am also just about due and have gained 20lb, so 4 more than you. My baby is measuring just over 50%.

If you're due on Friday surely you've had measurements and a weight estimate done anyway??

ChocolateChipMuffin2016 Wed 26-Oct-16 10:31:59

I don't think weight gain or not has anything to do with the size of the baby. I currently weigh less than I did when I conceived (but I am very overweight!) and am 36 weeks. I had a growth scan yesterday (due to me being overweight) and the baby is measuring 6.13oz so not small at all despite me loosing weight so I really wouldn't worry!

AyeAmarok Wed 26-Oct-16 10:41:54

I had BMI of 19 pre pregnancy.

Have put on 1 stone 4lb so far, and am 38 weeks.

I am surprised by how much they say you 'should' put on, seems unnecessary to me! Apparently my baby is in normal range for size.

No midwives have said anything to me about my weight gain being too little or anything so I think it's fine.

chloechloe Wed 26-Oct-16 10:48:38

With my first I put on slightly more than you, about 9kg so 1 stone 5. Baby was overdue and weighed 5llb 5oz, so small but healthy.

Am currently 31w with no. 2 and have gained at a similar rate to before.

With some people the weight gain is pure baby and everything that comes with it (placenta, amniotic fluid etc). Others gain additional weight either from water retention or over eating or whatever.

If there were any concerns then they would have been raised at your appointments I'm sure so try not to worry!

I don't think the weight gained really has much correlation with the size of the baby. The actual weight of the baby is a small percentage of the overall weight gain - the majority of the weight comes from the placenta, amniotic fluid and additional blood needed.

Becciilouisex3 Wed 26-Oct-16 10:52:07

It really depends! If the midwives etc seem happy with baby's size and growth I wouldn't be too concerned smile I had my DS just over a week ago and literally as soon as I had birthed him, the bump had gone. I barely put any weight at all on with him which I was worried about. I'm slimmer now than I was before (albeit with some stretch marks and the skin is a lot looser so it's more "flab" like). I lost some weight due to sickness which is really common and then just put on baby weight which must have been normal for me as DS was 6lb5.

It differs from woman to woman and what is normal for each of us but I wouldn't be concerned at all if your LO seems to be growing okay!

Baz13 Wed 26-Oct-16 10:59:27

I'm just a tad jealous Gabby, wish I had put that amount on, but I agree with chocolate, it doesn't matter what you have put on in weight in terms of baby's size- with all of my pregnancy's I have put on 5 stone shock- I wasn't big to begin with, I just seem to pile it all on!

My son was 9lb 13oz, at 40+10, my daughter was 8lb 8oz at 40+2. I had a growth scan this time round and they expect she will be between 8-9lb if on time blush - but they can be wrong about that.

Midwifes didn't seem overly concerned about my weight gain, I was tested for Gestational diabetes and all clear, in fact my mw said she put on 6 stone with her first, so I didn't feel too bad. As long as baby's healthy that's the main thing smile

Gabby786 Wed 26-Oct-16 13:42:26

Yeah I mean my mother in law said she put on 3 stone with all of hers so I have done well. I was a size 12 before pregnancy. Now I'm a 14 but for comfort I'll wear a 16. It looks like most of my weight has gone to my boobs and bump tbh. Lol. They've estimated she'll be between 6lb10 and 7lb 5 so only time will tell. But I'm due Friday and literally no signs of imminent labour which makes me super sad lol

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Wed 26-Oct-16 14:33:57

I only put on 1.5st in last pregnancy. DD was 6lb8.5 I'm 21wks this time and haven't gained anything yet but started the pregnancy 2st overweight. I'm hoping to keep gain under 1st. I think a lot depends on how much water you retain.

TeaBelle Wed 26-Oct-16 14:36:02

I put on 8lb whilst pregnant. Dd was 6lb 14 so small but not ridiculously so

jpeg28 Wed 26-Oct-16 14:42:48

I am so jealous of all these tiny weight gains! I've put on 6lb in the first 15 weeks!!

Gabby786 Wed 26-Oct-16 15:26:41

Damn just 8lbs! That's good that is and your baby was a nice weight too.

Jmjm123 Wed 26-Oct-16 15:48:49

I've just been told off by midwife because I've put on 13kg and I'm only 28 weeks. I was only a size 10 before I got pregnant. I didn't think I'd been over eating or anything. Oops

user1476346491 Fri 04-Nov-16 13:09:08

I am 14 weeks and have gained 7lb's. I was a couple of pounds under 8 when I got pregnant but am worried that this is way too much! What you guys gain by week 14?

Gabby786 Sat 05-Nov-16 02:21:45

I'd put on about 8lb by 6 months pregnant. Full term now and I've put on 17 in total.

Kel1234 Sat 05-Nov-16 02:39:37

I gained 12lb in my pregnancy and my baby was 6lb 7oz at birth. I only measured 30 weeks when I was actually 37 weeks gone.
And I could wear my pre pregnancy jeans within a month of giving birth, and my stomach was almost flat within a week.
I was so lucky

Gabby786 Sat 05-Nov-16 03:52:17

Oh wow I would love that!!! I miss my old clothes :-(

Hopelass Sat 05-Nov-16 04:58:35

I gained 1st 2lb and DS was born 3 weeks ago at 7lb 11oz. I was back in my pre pregnancy clothes and at pre
pregnancy weight within a week grin

CrazyGreyhoundLady Sat 05-Nov-16 07:55:45

I weighed the same at birth as at conception with dd1 who was 8lb when born at 39+4, then I lost a little over a stone from conception to birth with dd2 who was 8lb7oz when she was born at 37 weeks.
My cousins girlfriend gained around 2.5 stone and her baby was 5lb4oz.
Everyone is different, as long as you have been eating properly and midwife isn't worried about baby then you shouldn't either. From my experience weight gain/loss isn't an accurate indication of babies size.

Congratulations on your impending arrival smile

MiniAlphaBravo Sat 05-Nov-16 08:01:15

Oh god I just weighed myself and I have put on 2 stone at 27 weeks. I'm actually worried about diabetes or something cos it seems like a huge amount blush

Is anyone doing any kind of healthy eating plan/diet while pregnant?

I was only a size 10, about 24 bmi before I got pregnant and had just lost about 5 pounds. It takes me ages to floss weight too so I'm not looking forward to that after the birth sad

MiniAlphaBravo Sat 05-Nov-16 08:01:41

Lose weight not floss weight?!?

Catdogcat Sat 05-Nov-16 08:13:18

I put on 2.5 stone at 37 weeks and had a 5lb 3oz baby. My pre pregnancy BMI was 17.5 and I constantly got told I wasn't gaining enough, even though I had HG and was forcing full fat milkshakes and fatty food down to try to keep some calories in. Now 4 months later I've lost it all and back in my normal clothes.

A lot of it depends on your weight before and body type.

As long as the midwife isn't concerned then just try not to worry too much about it.

Good luck with your baby, hopefully you'll go into labour soon.

Corneliagoescamping Sat 05-Nov-16 08:19:06

That sounds fine and normal and much easier for you. I have had 4 children and am normally a slim size 10, but find I cannot help gaining about 3 stone when pregnant. For me it's a mixture of hormonal hunger, exhaustion and nausea and I just eat too much and exercise less. I have lost all the weight each time but had to work hard to do it, so I'd love to have gained less. At the end of the day though it's an amazing thing to grow a baby and nourish a baby with your body and weight gain or no weight gain it's a healthy baby that everyone hopes for.

catmombaby16 Sat 05-Nov-16 08:35:13

Hi all,

I'm 37 weeks today and weigh less now than the day I found out I was pregnant.

I'm SUPER proud of this.

Throughout my life I've struggled with weight and when I got pregnant EVERYONE I encountered advised me not to put weight on/that I was high risk/bmi too high/putting babies health at risk etc etc.

They even sent a 'Healthy Mums' specialist round to weigh me every 3 weeks who advised me I was only allowed to put on between 14-21lbs the whole pregnancy. I sacked her off as when I asked her a few basic nutrition questions she didn't have a clue!

I then got diagnosed with borderline Gestational Diabetes so had to change my diet - eat less sugary food - which I did and lost 8lb in first two weeks.

I've felt so well throughout but the weight has stayed off. This isn't me bragging - I just want to say that it doesn't necessarily mean if you're big you'll put weight on. Baby measuring around 6lb at the mo according to scans etc and midwifes and docs are all really pleased that I've managed my diet. But to be honest I've not changed that much! Just it drinking obvs so I guess that shows I prob got most of my calories from drinking before! confused xx

catmombaby16 Sat 05-Nov-16 08:36:12

Hi all,

I'm 37 weeks today and weigh less now than the day I found out I was pregnant.

I'm SUPER proud of this.

Throughout my life I've struggled with weight and when I got pregnant EVERYONE I encountered advised me not to put weight on/that I was high risk/bmi too high/putting babies health at risk etc etc.

They even sent a 'Healthy Mums' specialist round to weigh me every 3 weeks who advised me I was only allowed to put on between 14-21lbs the whole pregnancy. I sacked her off as when I asked her a few basic nutrition questions she didn't have a clue!

I then got diagnosed with borderline Gestational Diabetes so had to change my diet - eat less sugary food - which I did and lost 8lb in first two weeks.

I've felt so well throughout but the weight has stayed off. This isn't me bragging - I just want to say that it doesn't necessarily mean if you're big you'll put weight on. Baby measuring around 6lb at the mo according to scans etc and midwifes and docs are all really pleased that I've managed my diet. But to be honest I've not changed that much! Just it drinking obvs so I guess that shows I prob got most of my calories from drinking before! confused xx

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