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Weight gain- think I have put on too much!

(9 Posts)
AC786 Sat 10-Nov-12 21:35:45

How much weight have people put on? I think I have overdone it. How much of it disappears (if so) after the birth?!?

mylittlemonkey Sat 10-Nov-12 22:32:18

I really think everyone is different. I put on nearly 4 stone with my last pg but I could not blame it all on the baby as I went a bit overboard on the fast food and cakes towards the end and so a lot of it was just overeating. It did take me a while to lose it after so I am being much more sensible and restrained this time. That said, I am definitely not dieting just eating normal healthy meals with a few treats every now and then. I think you know if you have been eating well or not and that is the main thing. I have also tried to maintain doing some regular exercise this time too. Also remember you can swell a lot as well esp towards the end.

amazingmumof6 Sat 10-Nov-12 22:35:54

what's the damage so far?

2nd pregnancy - most weight gain - 18 kgst (started on 60 kgs ),
6th pregnacy - least weight on - 7kgs (started on 75kgs)

I tend too loose loads after birth, but breastfeeding makes me so hungry I put loads back on.
I normally go on Weight Watchers after their 1st birthday, loose some weight , then find out next one's on the way smile

youngest is now 7 months, still breastfed, I weigh 85kgs (which is 3kgs more than I was 9 months pregnant with her!!!) , but I'm happy and I don't care right now about blubber - rather handy insulation for cold weather! grin

are you still pregnant? can you tell your weight before - now - after?

notyummy Sat 10-Nov-12 22:39:02

People do vary, and it depends on your weight beforehand. If you were underweight then you will put more on. You shouldn't be eating that much more than usual and I agree with the advice re exercise. The weight comes off afterwards if you avoid sitting around eating loads of cakes whilst feeding! Lots of walking with the pushchair afterwards, healthy food and bf helps (for some not all.) But a lot easier to lose 2 stone rather than 4....

tamster83 Sun 11-Nov-12 07:47:35

I'd say after birth ull loose approx 2 stone in the 1st few months . after that it's hard work ! esp getting out the bad eating habits ! I'm pregnant with my 4th and I always put on at least 3-4stone and tend to get stuck in to loose ing it when the baby reaches 1 ... however my youngest is now 1 and I'm 23 wks gone so already started off bigger than I should be :-(

DangerMousey Sun 11-Nov-12 10:41:11

I am 37 weeks and have put on 2 and a half stone. Was 11st 7lbs to start with, at 5'8" so at the top end of the 'healthy' bracket of the BMI chart before I got pregnant.

Not loving seeing "14 stone" on the scales this morning, but am reassured to hear that hopefully a couple of stone should come off relatively easily...i hope!

BuntyCollocks Sun 11-Nov-12 10:48:09

I put on 2 1/2 stone with DS, and I'm at 24 lb at the moment at 33 weeks with DD - staying fairly static.

KentuckyFriedChildren Sun 11-Nov-12 11:14:00

I put on nearly 4st with my first, lost a stone then was pg again when he was 5 months and put on 2 stone. Then put on even more after she was born. I have lost 2 stone and counting this time and expect to be rather svelte after the birth. I haven't lost it on purpose btw its just happened for no real reason. You lose approx a stone at birth and then maybe another 1/2 a stone over the following 6 weeks or so as your uterus shrinks and you lose all the lochia. After that it takes work to keep it off/lose weight.

ItsMyLastOne Sun 11-Nov-12 11:21:18

With my first I went from 8 stone 5lb to 12 and a bit stone. I lost 2 stones very very quickly afterwards, then gradually lost about another stone.

This time I was 9 stone 3lb at 12 week scan (I'm not sure how heavy I was pre pregnancy) and am 11 stone 8lb at 37 weeks.

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