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Curious about weight gain in pregnancy.

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SchrodingersMew Sat 09-Jul-11 15:24:26

Not really worried but just a bit curious and wondering if anyone has been in the same situation.

I will be 27 weeks pregnant on Monday

I was about 11st when I got pregnant and was told I have a BMI of 28, so a bit overweight but didn't really look it as a 32G bust which has went up to an H.

and haven't put on any weight at all. confused

Does this mean I am actually losing weight?

I have in no way been dieting and actually eat a fair amount.

SchrodingersMew Sat 09-Jul-11 16:09:56

Anyone any idea? smile

BitsyVonMuffling Sat 09-Jul-11 16:25:13

Yes, you'll have lost weight in real terms. Are you maybe watchng your weight without realising it? In pregnancy I resolutely chuck out the scales and tbh I think that's why I got so big with my 2dc. Am now (just) on pg number 3 and am going to weigh myself at least weekly so I can try and keep things under control

Catsycat Sat 09-Jul-11 16:27:03

Hi, I'm much bigger than you - BMI 34 -36 before pregnancies with DD1 and DD2. I did not put on weight until the last few weeks of pregnancy, and put on probably between 7-10 pounds each time. This came off within a couple of weeks of the birth. I was never sick, but did feel nauseous for the first 12-16 weeks, so wasn't eating that much, and was trying to be careful to eat reasonably healthily most of the time. I did look bigger as the baby grew, but assumed that I had lost a bit of weight underneath it all. MW never mentioned it, and I did read somewhere that if you are overweight you may not put as much weight on, so just guessed it was normal.

Hope this helps...

SchrodingersMew Sat 09-Jul-11 16:42:17

Bitsy I really haven't been watching my weight, I literally eat my weight in chocolate as I kind of accepted at the start I will put weight on and better to be happy and have had a lot of problems in pg so really comfort eat. hmm There really is no reason for me to lose weight!

Catsy I look a fair bit bigger now too, though have only started showing in the past couple of weeks. That's how I have not been able to understand the scales saying I'm the same.

I have been sick a lot though, so I guess that could contribute?

Thanks for the replies, it's appreciated as I am just so darn confused.

Mum2be79 Sat 09-Jul-11 17:27:49

I came back from holiday unaware of being pregnant and weighed in at 12 stone 7lbs when I was being tested for DVT. At my booking in appointment at 10 weeks, I was 12 stone 3lbs. Three weeks later I was 12 stone 1lb at my 13 week scan. A week later I've put on 3lbs.

Losing weight is common in early pregnancy. Nausea (as it was for me) and sickness and generally 'off' food can account for it. But not to worry as this level of losing weight does not affect the baby's development.

louby86 Sat 09-Jul-11 18:02:52

Hi, my friend was in a similar situation to you. She had a bmi that classed her as overweight when she found out that she was pregnant but due to morning sickness and making a conscious effort to eat healthily by the time her dd was born she'd only put 6lbs on overall. I wouldn't worry about it at all, if the midwife is concerned you're putting weight on she'll tell you, otherwise I wouldn't bother with weighing at all!

SchrodingersMew Sat 09-Jul-11 19:13:28

Mum2be Not really worried, was just curious as to whether it was normal. smile Was only a bit suspicious because I'm not in early pg anymore and going into 3rd terrifying trimester.

I think the sickness probably has accounted for some of it though.

Louby it's good to know someone else has been in the same position! Was only wondering because I have been eating a load of crap and a huge amount of chocolate.

However I have completely stopped drinking fizzy juice, eat a ton of fruit and don't eat meat.

Maybe I'll finally be skinny once he is born!! grin

I don't see a MW, just consultants and only one has bothered to weigh me and said nothing about it.

Very impressive though to only put on 6lb! She must have been much thinner after she had her DD.

babyonbord Sun 10-Jul-11 16:41:05

i lost about a stone at the start of the pregnancy i'm now 39 weeks + 5 days and weight 2lbs less than i did before i got pregnant

SchrodingersMew Sun 10-Jul-11 16:43:20

Strange that isn't it? You expect to end up a heap load heavier and then something like that happens.

otchayaniye Sun 10-Jul-11 17:04:45

Yes, you are losing weight.

I started this pregnancy off at about 9.5, quickly lost a stone, and it's taken 34 weeks to get back to 9.4. So I've lost weight. Am sick every day (not entire meal, but usually sick after dinner, but not like the sick-after-every-meal in first 16 weeks)

Don't knock it though. With my first I put on 4 stone. I think it was a contributory factor in having preeclampsia. So far (fingers crossed) have swerved high blood pressure with this one and am glad I'm not hefty. Plus I feel so much better in myself.

SchrodingersMew Sun 10-Jul-11 17:19:56

Guess it can only be a good thing then! grin

silverangel Sun 10-Jul-11 17:25:22

I haven't been weighing myself but really don't think I. Have put anything on apart from bump. A lot of people say I look thinner in the face. I think its alcohol - I was getting through a fair few calories a week in vino before pg!! Also now at 28 weeks with twins, I just don't have as much room for food as I did before (was a 16 pre pregnancy).

jodie6766 Sun 10-Jul-11 20:47:10

I'm 30 weeks and have only gained 2lb from my weight at the begining. I do have a high BMI and lost loads at the begining of my pg so have lost in real terms and have a massive bump (all front). It's hard to gauge how much baby has grown bit worried but mid wife and scans show all measuring fine so we will see. I thought I'd pile it on!

SchrodingersMew Mon 11-Jul-11 01:43:08

Silver I think I may have been getting a fair few of my calories from drink too! I was drunk when I found out. blush

Me and a friend had been having a weekend out and were staying at a nice hotel, we got very drunk, went to the casino and came back and couldn't sleep at 8am so decided to go a walk, she told me she thought she was pg so we went to a shopping mall to get her a pg test. The test came as a pack of 2 and she asked me to do one with her, I did, we were in the malls toilets... Her's was negative, mines wasn't. grin

Jodie I also thought I would pile it on! But if the scans are all fine then maybe we shouldn't worry. smile I mean, mines has proven he has plenty of room in there under my ribs! grin

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