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
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.
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. 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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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!
Silver I think I may have been getting a fair few of my calories from drink too! I was drunk when I found out.
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.
Jodie I also thought I would pile it on! But if the scans are all fine then maybe we shouldn't worry. I mean, mines has proven he has plenty of room in there under my ribs!