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.
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
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!
are you still pregnant? can you tell your weight before - now - after?
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....
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 :-(
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.