I've been pretty chuffed with myself so far with the amount of weight I've put on, which I was under the impression was pretty average. With DS1 I put on 4 1/5 stone because I basically used it a an excuse to eat crap... So at 33 weeks having put on about 1 1/2 stone, I've been feelin pretty good. Until I went to midwife and she told me that due to my excessive weight gain I am at risk of gestational diabetes!
I started off average weight, bmi smack bang in the middle, so failing to see how this is excessive? Midwife says that between 1 and 1 1/2 stone weight gain is normal, but surely that isn't enough? So confused!
So am I right or is she? What is the 'average' ideal weight gain?
I thought that if you were normal weight then 25-35lbs was considered the right amount of weight! If I get to 33 weeks and have only put on 1 1/2 stone I'll be really pleased. I'd ask for a second opinion.
Sounds like MW was confused about your pre-pg weight.
I put on 2-2.5 stone in all my pregnancies and was deemed by all & sundry to be "skinny" soon after the birth; I don't see how anybody can put on any less healthily unless you start pregnancy overweight.
I have gained 1.7 stone and I am only 29 weeks. My midwife has been very supportive and does not want me to worry about it at all.
She said that as long as I am eating well and I feeling fine everything should be just fine. She thinks I will gain quite a bit more before I give birth, and she does not seem to care at all. Nor do I!
I was very fit pre-pregnancy. I am sure that a lot of my increased weight has to do with the fact that I no longer go to the gym 5 days a week.
Try not to worry too much about your weight or your midwife and good luck!
Well considering average weight gain is 4lbs in the first trimester and 1lb a week in the second trimester, to fit with your midwife's (incorrect btw) ideas, you'd have to gain NO weight at all in the 3rd trimester.
It's fine. My midwife didn't even weigh me after my booking appointment. It's not necessary unless you suspect gestational diabetes due to other reasons. Or if your weight is already an issue.
They didn't mention weight in 1st pregnancy for me either, even though I visibly put on masses! I wouldn't worry about it, I certainly didn't first time round, and DS is healthy and I lost the weight fine!