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how much weight gain by 5 months?

(12 Posts)
Isthreetoomany Mon 25-Jul-11 09:39:24

I have gained 6kgs and am 5 months pregnant, this seems a lot to me as I thought most of the weight gain is meant to be in the last trimester. But does this sound about right/ok?

Meglet Mon 25-Jul-11 09:45:42

I'd gained nearly 2 stone by that point in both my pregnancies, a third stone was added on at the end.

I started off very skinny though and lost it all afterwards.

scepticalexpat Mon 25-Jul-11 09:48:47

This website gives you a good idea of a normal range: www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-weight-gain-estimator. You type in your pre-pregnancy weight, current weight and how many weeks pregnant you now are. But people seem to vary a lot both in when they put on weight and in how much...

valbona Mon 25-Jul-11 09:57:46

I'd put on a stone by then in both pregnancies (that's about 6kg right?) and put on at least 1.5 stone more by the end. It all came off fine ... I wouldn't worry.

Merinda Mon 25-Jul-11 09:59:56

I have put on 3 kg...

banana87 Mon 25-Jul-11 10:05:47

Im 22 weeks (nearly 23) and have gained 20lbs.

ShowOfHands Mon 25-Jul-11 10:06:38

If the general rule of thumb in a normal woman is 4lbs in the first trimester and 1lb a week in the 2nd trimester, a stone by 5 months is about spot on.

Isthreetoomany Mon 25-Jul-11 10:18:16

Thanks all - sounds like I shouldn't be too worried!

goodnightmoon Mon 25-Jul-11 16:19:33

i've gained 6 kilos and I am 18-19 weeks. Apparently that is a bit ahead of schedule but i also "front loaded" in my first pregnancy and only ended up gaining about 12 kilos. I'm starting to watch what I eat though!

GemmaReeto Mon 25-Jul-11 19:58:36

I've gained about a stone and Im 23 weeks - first pregnancy. Glad to hear thats about right!

notlettingthefearshow Mon 25-Jul-11 23:25:16

Only gained a kilo (18 weeks) but overweight to start with, so apparently normal. Think 'normal' is a very broad term depending on many factors - so don't worry!

kri5ty Tue 26-Jul-11 07:46:53

im 20 weeks, 1st pregnancy and have put on just over a stone, i was quite thin to start with (not sure if that makes a diff)

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