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Massive early weight gain - should I be worried

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toffeecrispandacupoftea Thu 13-Nov-14 11:20:10

I am only 6 weeks pg. I have been SO hungry the last couple of weeks. I just want to eat anything crunchy all the time. Not just a bit hungry ravenous!

I hadn't worried too much but then I looked at the pregnancy weight calculator thing. For my height and weight, I am only meant to have gained 0.2kg by now. I have already put on 2kg (4.5 pounds). The info with the calculator makes me thing this is really not healthy.

Am I really abnormal? Should I be trying to control what I am eating more? Will I end up putting on 110 stone?!

Probably also feeling a bit hormonal and crap too!

magneticfield55 Thu 13-Nov-14 11:24:50

It'll level off- just keep an eye on things.

ToddlingAlong1 Thu 13-Nov-14 11:35:31

I was ravenous too, early on. Only starchy things like bread and chips helped to keep the nausea at bay. Also, started to get afraid to step on the scales. I'm at 9 weeks and my appetite is returning to normal. (Now worried I'm having a mmc, as symptoms gone!) Yes think things will settle down, so not too worry.

toffeecrispandacupoftea Thu 13-Nov-14 11:45:31

Thank you Toddling. Fingers crossed it will slow down a bit!

I know what you mean - I would probably be worried if I didn't have symptoms instead of nausea/hunger (although I'm sure you are fine smile.)

birdofthenorth Thu 13-Nov-14 13:45:10

Did the calculator. Eat what you feel like in the early days. It'll slow down. Your body changes a heap in the first few weeks, and retains lots of water. Don't sweat it.

butternut22 Thu 13-Nov-14 13:49:07

I piled it on!! Wouldn't worry just enjoy being greedy for a few weeks.

browneyedgirly Thu 13-Nov-14 14:01:42

I'm 22 weeks and been starving and eating loads all pregnancy. I put on 2kg between 9 and 12 weeks, and another 2kg since then which sounds a huge amount to me but whenever I ask my MW (every time j see her!!) she keeps telling me not to worry. So I'm trying not to! I guess they'd tell me if they thought I really had a problem. Apparently it's quite normal to put on 2 stone over the whole pregnancy?! By the way I'm an average weight (BMI 22) and my weight has been the same for years which I think is partly why I'm freaking out too!

butternut22 Thu 13-Nov-14 14:22:13

I put on 4 stone in my first preg. Bmi was 22 on booking. I lost it all afterwards. I am not weighing myself this time but I can tell by my cheeks that I am getting chubby again!

toffeecrispandacupoftea Thu 13-Nov-14 14:52:19

Fingers crossed it is just a few weeks like this - other wise I will be huge! Jeans already feeling tight.

Really hoping some of it is just water north.

Already have a DD (now 18mnth) and I can't remember changing so much so quickly with her.

Might avoid the scales for a few weeks! Really want a piece of cake blush

toffeecrispandacupoftea Thu 13-Nov-14 14:53:17

And cake isn't even crunchy - I'm doomed!

Rumplestrumpet Thu 13-Nov-14 15:29:58

I wouldn't worry about it too much, but maybe to make yourself feel better you could bring some healthy crunchy snacks into work? I'm enjoying munching on slices of carrot and sweet pepper - I eat tons but know it's healthy, and infact giving the baby the vitamins he needs smile If you stuff your face with healthy snacks, then there won't be much room left for the cake, and you won't feel so bad about it !

bambi07 Thu 13-Nov-14 19:04:22

I too am worried about my weight gain and am ravenous. I try not to weigh myself but gave in to temptation and at 25 weeks I have already put on 2 stone. Had a starting bmi of 19 and midwife doesnt seem too concerned also I have PKU and due to the baby's liver functioning in a way mine can't I have to eat a lot more protein than I ever have in my life and am struggling to keep up. I'm so used to eating on a very strict diet that I am not making good choices. Food is my enemy!!

Sorry to hyjack your post for my own venting OP, I have been wanting to post for a while and saw your post and couldnt resist. I personally wouldnt worry so early on OP I went on and off food like crazy in the beginning and you will hopefully have much better will power than me!

Gennz Thu 13-Nov-14 20:00:46

I put on most of my weight in the first 12 weeks - I felt so disgusting and only really nasty carbs made me feel better. Even looking at a piece of broccoli made me vom.

I had out on 3kg by my first doctor's appointment at week 8, 6kg at week 12 and 10kg by week 20. Then weeks 20 - 30 I didn't put on anything at all. Am now nearly 38 weeks and have put on 15.5 - 16kg. So I'm not a featherweight, but it's at the upper end of what they call the normal range (and the last few kgs are definitely baby and fluid). I was quite stressed about the weight gain round the 12 week mark, I had visions on ending up stacking on 50kgs+!!

Gennz Thu 13-Nov-14 20:02:38

Massive lolz at snacking on carrot Rumple!! I mean, good for you, but snacking on veges wasn't possible for me in the first 15 weeks, I was main-lining plain biscuits and buttery toast to stop myself from vomming in my office bin.

ToriB34 Thu 13-Nov-14 20:05:49

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Smileysar1 Thu 13-Nov-14 22:59:19

I'm massive already put on 5kg and only 14 wks I'm so hungry and too tired to exercise. Hoping it'll settle down soon!

Rumplestrumpet Fri 14-Nov-14 08:28:38

Oops, sorry if my carrot suggestion seemed a bit nuts - it's just when toffee mentioned crunchy things, that's what I thought of! I've luckily found that carrots and apples are exactly what my body wants at the moment, though I have no doubt that that could easily change. DH is ready for the moment when I send him out in the middle of the night because I NEED salt and vinegar crisps and only a specific brand will do...

But either way, I agree that you shouldn't be hard on yourself - eat healthy when you can stomach it, but if you can't then don't feel any guilt about it - you're pregnant for goodness sake, you've got enough things on your mind!

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