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Lost some weight in the last month, 29 weeks, should I be worried?

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splendide Thu 07-Aug-14 09:06:48

I started my pregnancy with a BMI of 31 so obese. I gained no weight really in the first trimester (about 4lbs) and then about 7lbs in the second. My weight has now started going down slightly I'm 2lbs lighter than I was a month ago.

I am not trying to lose weight but I am trying to eat well. I have salad for lunch most days rather than sandwiches and I'm eating fruit and plain yoghurt rather than biscuits and things.

Does anyone else have experience of this? I sort of presume it's OK as obviously I am still really overweight. Should I be trying to up my calories?

ohthegoats Thu 07-Aug-14 09:14:52

Not a problem as far as I can tell from anyone medical I've spoken to. If you're not trying to limit your food intake, and you're eating enough to keep you satisfied/a variety of foods, then that'll be OK.

I've had very little appetite and had to force down 'normal' food at least once a day - I'd rather be eating jelly and icelollies for every meal, but my boyfriend is a great cook and is doing a great job of making me something small but nutritious every day. At my last appointment I'd put on 9lbs in total, and no one even mentioned my lack of weight gain.

I started with a similar BMI. No one has mentioned my weight at all at any appointment.

splendide Thu 07-Aug-14 09:35:03

I think you're right. Also I would feel ridiculous saying (as an obese person) that I hadn't put on enough weight!

Even if I don't out on any more weight, a 10lb ish weight gain is probably OK.

WhyOWhyWouldYou Thu 07-Aug-14 14:44:33

I also have a high bmi.

I dont think its a problem if you already count as obese but i would still mention if/when your weight drops just to be sure.

The NHS has no official guidelines on weight gain for those with a high BMI. However Tommy's use the USA guide of if you start with a bmi of over 30, to expect to gain 11-20lb (5-9kg). As the baby, extra fluids in your body, extra blood, increased size of uterus, etc weigh approx 8.5kg by the end of pregnancy, it means that you are expected to pretty much gain no fat or even loose fat, due to healthy eating (not dieting) and excersise. So i would expect weight to probably dip at some points but have an overall slow rising pattern.

sonlypuppyfat Thu 07-Aug-14 14:50:12

I lost loads of weight when I was pregnant I had zero appetite I had to force myself to eat. Baby was fine. I sure made up for it when she was born though!

helloelo Thu 07-Aug-14 18:21:48

Same reassuring story here.
Started with BMI 33. I'm 17 weeks now and I've lost a stone. I can't seem to be able to eat the same fatty stuff as before and I've cut down on portion size because I feel full already with the baby inside.
Nobody is worried : MW says great, GP says great, OBGYN says great.
So mention it next appt but unless you have other symptoms, chill out and enjoy smile

splendide Fri 08-Aug-14 15:27:15

Ah thanks for the reassurance that's great!

Heatherbell1978 Sun 10-Aug-14 19:54:55

I'm not obese but have been monitoring my weight weekly for whole pregnancy and it really can fluctuate. I'm now 39 weeks and total weight gain is just over 2 stone (30 lbs) but there have been a couple of weeks when I put on 3/4 lbs that week and now I haven't put on weight in 4 weeks and actually lost 2 lbs last week. My appetite has been very 'normal' so it seems that it's kind of out of my control! I wouldn't worry, your body will do what it needs to do.

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