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Putting weight on too quickly

(3 Posts)
Hulaballoo Sat 26-Nov-16 08:45:32

Argh, this seems to happen to me every time... This is my 3rd pregnancy and I'm 6 weeks. I've put on 2kg (5 pounds) already sadmy last 2 pregnancies I put on 5 stones, I lost them again after but I really don't want to put on so much. I eat cereal for breakfast, potato and veg for lunch and healthy meals cooked from scratch in the evenings...in snacking on nuts and have been eating a lot of avocado since pregnant. I don't do lots of exercise, I'm worried as I had a light bleed after walking briskly for 4km early on, and in my 2nd pregnancy I had a big bleed at 7 weeks but turned out ok, so in a bit paranoid my body freaks out in the first trimester with exertion. 😐 any tips did not putting so much on so quickly, or gentle exercise I could do please? Would prenatal Pilates or something be ok if I haven't done it before? feeling rubbish and teary 😥

Saku Sat 26-Nov-16 22:23:51

I will say not to worry that much.... there are growth spurts I think.... I put on few stones weight early in first trimester .. as I was always hungry .. eating every thing in fridge.. or munching on something...
in second trimester my hunger went to normal so I did not added any weight.. though surprisingly baby was gaining weight normally .. (found in scan)
in third trimester 32 weeks still just got gained 1kg from first trimester ... but feels like growth spurts hit me again .. I am hungry all the time and gained half kg within 2 weeks.. I am 34w now.

I will say again start walking in second trimester(when risk gets little bit reduced).. and start with just 1 or 2 km at once... or swimming for 20-30 minutes .. will maintain any extra bit you put on ..
best wishes

Hulaballoo Sat 26-Nov-16 23:02:57

Thank you for your replysmileyeah, I'll start with daily walks...z

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