This was the first question I asked on Mumsnet (although I was worried that I hadn't put on enough!) and I quickly learnt that there is absolutely no right answer, and nothing to worry about (unless maybe your midwife is also worried). It depends on a lot of factors.
I'm 21wks today and have put on about 5-6lbs, but I have a friend who's a week behind me who's put on much more. By the time this thread's finished you'll see the whole range of experiences and hopefully you'll feel better!
I weighed myself at 19 weeks and had put on a stone. I am now 21 weeks and my boobs and bump have had another growth spurt, I feel like a blob on legs and am not going to stand on the scales again! I'm trying not to worry about weight just not eating to excess and will deal with the weight after the baby is born.
Everyone's different. I lost a lot of weight to morning sickness in the first trimester, which I had only just put back on at around 16-18 weeks. But have put on a stone since then - over last 8 weeks.
One of my friends is four weeks ahead of me and put on a fair bit of weight in the first 20-22 weeks (she didn't get ms), but it's tailed off now and she hasn't put much on in last couple of weeks so it's a very individual thing.
I am 24 weeks and have put on 8 pounds so far. Didn't start putting any weight on until around 15 weeks. I now weigh myself to check I am putting weight on. As others have said on this thread we are all different.
37 weeks and 2 stone - which is 28 lbs. I lost weight in my first trimester and only 10 weeks ago I'd only put on about 12lbs. Most of it is the baby, I'm all bump. I was really worried about my weight gain - as in not enough of it - this time round. I was on the slim side for my height before I got pregnant though and in fact I'm going to try to hang on to a few of those extra pounds afterwards, as I look so much better (younger) at the moment.
Fast forward ladies. DS is 18 + 4 months and I have DD who is 15. Before pg I was 9 stone 6; with DS I hit 11.12 with dd I hit 12.3. Am now 11.7. Your concerns are minor My saddest moment was 12.7 when not pg .
I lost 7lb in first trimester with MS and only started gaining in the past couple of weeks, so at 21 weeks I'm still 2lb lighter than I started! Appetite still fluctuates, sometimes I barely want to eat and other days I could eat us out of house and home!
I will be 23 weeks on Sunday. I lost nearly2 stone to start with due to hyperemesis but have since put back on a stone cos am eating again but as far as baby i have put on 1.4lb but am guessing some of the stone is also baby!! I am hoping i don't put on too much cos was going well on slimming world.
I wouldn't worry about weight gain unless mw says anything. Baby plus extra fluid can vary massively. My mate pit on nearly 3stone but was lighter after she gave birth that before she got pg as was all baby and fluid!
Im taking the batteries out of the scales and not worrying about it. I'll just beat myself up about it and that's just counter productive and there's nothing i can do about it. Im just making sure i dont over-eat and have the occasional treat/pig out!!!