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Weight gain in pregnancy

(11 Posts)
coldofhands Mon 10-Feb-14 16:11:08

Hi there,

I was hoping someone could reassure me as I'm not due to see the obstetrician until the end of the month when I'll be 22 weeks. I'm 18+4 and haven't put on so much as a pound since falling pregnant. I was and am overweight, but prior to becoming pg was eating very healthily and running and had lost 1 stone 3lb.

In no way have I been dieting or doing more exercise than regular brisk walking since finding out I was pg, and am eating healthily, but well now the morning sickness has stopped.

I'm just not sure if it's something I should be worried about - I have a small but definite bump but have definitely not put on any weight at all.

All help welcomed

PenguinsDontEatKale Mon 10-Feb-14 16:13:42

No, it's nothing to worry about.

Are you outside the UK (you refer to seeing obstetrician, which isn't the most common terminology in the UK. People who are consultant led would normally just say 'consultant')? Some countries get far more worked up about it than the UK.

However, if you are overweight to start with particularly, not gaining much weight in the early stages isn't necessarily an issue at all. Indeed, it is pretty much encouraged.

volvocowgirl Mon 10-Feb-14 16:27:25

I wouldn't worry too much, I had this all through my pregnancy, and the midwifes have always said its a good thing!
I'm 39+1 and weigh the same as I did when I got up duffed.
I'm seen three consultants (due to non-pregnancy related condition but that pregnancy could impact on) and all three have said my weight maintenance is a good thing seeing as I was already overweight.
Also spent three weeks in hospital due to said problem and saw different docs, nurses and midwives everyday - and none had any concerns.
But if you're really worried, ring the community midwives and talk to them about it smile
Good luck and have a healthy pregnancy smile

TheScience Mon 10-Feb-14 16:29:16

If you were overweight to start with and have been eating healthily, then you are probably losing excess fat and just gaining baby - which is ideal really.

volvocowgirl Mon 10-Feb-14 16:30:03

Ps I thought obstetricians were different to consultants in the UK? I saw an obstetrician at 20 weeks, but my consultant is a different person above him in the hospital heirachy? Confusing!!

coldofhands Mon 10-Feb-14 17:14:23

Hi all,

Thanks for the advice, I hoped it was just that TheScience. I think I'll wait till my appointment at the end of Feb to check it, as I'm weighed each time and no one else has raised it with me. As long as it's not harming the baby I'm happy to carry on this way.

My PCT call it being Obstetrician led so I just followed what they say - it's because of my other health needs that I'm being seen by her and not midwife led.

Blondebrunette1 Mon 10-Feb-14 17:27:13

I am 14 weeks and haven't yet put on weight but have had terrible morning sickness so perhaps you dropped in weight with the sickness and are only just weighing you prepregbancy weight again. I was concerned as I was much heavier with other two but every pregnancy is different I guess and there's plenty of time to put on. X

Cariad007 Mon 10-Feb-14 18:26:58

I wouldn't worry too much about lack of weight gain. I'm due this weekend and have probably put on a stone in total - I'm quite tall and was about a size 12 before pregnancy so I'm not too worried about it. I've heard of women gaining 4 or 5 stone when pregnant so I guess I've been lucky.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 10-Feb-14 22:22:25

36 weeks here on thursday. If the scales were right at my 34 week appointment I had put on 3 lb in total. I am bigger anyway, and baby id just fine.

SweetPea86 Tue 11-Feb-14 08:38:31

I didn't put weight on untill 22 weeks and now I've 31 weeks and I've gained a stone. I'm already overweight so don't want to put too much more one, every body is different don't worry smile

Writerwannabe83 Tue 11-Feb-14 12:01:26

I hadn't put on any weight when I was weighed at 12 weeks but the midwives weren't concerned at all.

I'm now coming up 34 weeks and have out on 2st and 3lbs shock
I'm seriously hoping it starts to slow down.... grin

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