pregnancy weight gain

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ac27 Wed 01-Oct-08 20:38:44

So, my daughter is almost 5 months old, and believe it or not I've PUT ON a stone since having her. I weigh more now than I did at 9 months pregnant and it makes me want to smash every mirror in the house. Scrap that - in the world.

When I had my son I was back to normal within weeks. And now, I'm a big fat lump, fatter than I've ever been in my life, and than I ever thought possible. And the worst bit is I was never one of those annoying weight obsessed types before. I never even thought about my size.

My daughter and her big brother are beautiful and wonderful the two of them. It's a shame for them their Mum is such a sight.

Pathetic, I know.

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mppaw Thu 02-Oct-08 10:04:39

Know what you mean AC.
I tried a top on the other day I wore to a party when 8 months preg and it did not was too small !!! Had DD 2 years ago.
For me, it is a case of being at home 3 days a week, and eating empty calories all day long.
Am hoping to wake up one morning and be a size 12 wink

electra Thu 02-Oct-08 10:06:09

Do you breast feed? I found that made me put on a lot of weight.

expatinscotland Thu 02-Oct-08 10:09:04

Breastfeeding made me lose weight like no one's business. I lost weight off my tits, too.

I usually get PND, too, however, which completely kills my appetite.

artichokes Thu 02-Oct-08 10:09:20

Are you eating alot more or exercising less than before you got pregnant? The weight should come off if you cut back to your old calorie intake and do some cardi exercise each day (even if its just fast walking iwth the pram for 30 mins)

artichokes Thu 02-Oct-08 10:10:15

Breastfeeding made me loose weight too. It dropped off. I think the affect of BF on weight depends on whether you BF exclusively and whether you allow yourself to eat whatever you wish while BF.

DeJaVous Thu 02-Oct-08 10:18:04

Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that women who put on a lot of weight in pregnancy loose it with BF and that those who put on a little weight in pregnancy gain with BF and loose it when they stop.

DeJaVous Thu 02-Oct-08 10:19:52

artichokes - I put on about 23kg whilst pg, I have eaten whatever I wanted (read loads) whilst BF and now weigh 1kg less than pre-pregnancy. DD is 10 months.

expatinscotland Thu 02-Oct-08 10:22:21


it never made a lick of difference for me.

i've never been able to eat much in any of my pregnancies. i've had vomitting, acid reflex and nausea the entire time through all of them - i'm fairly short with a small torso which is compromised by baby every time.

so i never gained much real weight.

BUT, i've also never been a big eater. must have a small stomach, because i can never manage to eat much at one sitting.

so formula feeding or bf, i don't put a lot of weight on.

like i said, i'm also the type who doesn't eat if stressed. appetite's the first thing to go.

DeJaVous Thu 02-Oct-08 10:24:21

expat, the exception that proveshmm the rule, as usualgrin

electra Thu 02-Oct-08 10:31:29

artichokes - I think that's right because when bf you get so hungry - perhaps it's tempting to eat the wrong things and get more calories than you actually need?

expatinscotland Thu 02-Oct-08 10:34:13

i think it depends on the person, though, deja.

some folks are just big eaters.

with BF, i preferred to one-handed MN or drink a big glass of wine to eating .

but eating's never been high on my agenda - in the recent past, if you gave me a choice between food and a glass of wine + a fag, well, it would always be the latter .

DeJaVous Thu 02-Oct-08 10:40:14

'tis true expat.

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