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Weight gain after 8 weeks

(16 Posts)
lilyrose39 Thu 18-Feb-16 11:09:37

I just wanted to check with other mums to be, I'm 8 weeks 5 days pregnant and have already gained 4 kilos or 0.63 stone. This seems quite a lot to me considering how early in the pregnancy I still am. I am craving carbs all the time and have a very big appetite. I'm just worried about how much weight I am gaining already and if this is perfectly normal considering many women feel sick in their first trimester. Thank you!

SpecialStains Thu 18-Feb-16 11:35:06

I'm 14 weeks and my weight hasn't changed. I don't think you gain very much weight in the first trimester (but I'm fully expecting to pop and get my baby bump between 16 and 20 weeks).

However, all women are different and this could be normal for you. Just make sure you're not eating for two! You'll have your booking in appointment soon, so you can ask your midwife then.

Good luck. flowers

lilyrose39 Thu 18-Feb-16 11:55:56

Thank you. I realise everyone is different but I am really surprised at how quickly my body is changing. I have my first appointment with the midwife next week so I will speak to her about it. 14 weeks! How exciting!!!

Jellybean100 Thu 18-Feb-16 12:13:09

4 kilos is over a stone. Eat a bit of what you fancy while you can in case/before sickness takes over and you won't want to eat anything x

LumpishAndIllogical Thu 18-Feb-16 12:13:29

I gained loads in my first Trimester, but it has slowed down a bit in my Second. I was worried because it says you won't gain much in first Trimester, but I did!! Half a stone!

I put loads of weight on in the first because of eating lots of carbs due to sickness and tiredness, my eating has levelled off a bit now.

So don't worry, we are all different.


soundsystem Thu 18-Feb-16 12:22:38

I think it depends where you start from as well, as if you weigh less to begin with you'll put on more weight more quickly

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Thu 18-Feb-16 12:32:33

Could be twins - (sorry - sit down then read)

Jellybean100 Thu 18-Feb-16 12:34:47

Oops I'm also thinking 2.2kg to a stone but it's to 1lb! Don't worry about a few lb honestly

whiteychappers Thu 18-Feb-16 12:37:23

Ive lost 3kg from morning sickness smile

KittyandTeal Thu 18-Feb-16 12:38:26

I'm 11 weeks and I've put on 4-5kg.

I always like it on in the first trimester, I'm always so bloody hungry and then sick if I don't eat.

I am usually pretty small and fit (still fairly fit). It'll come off in the end

Lucinda15 Thu 18-Feb-16 12:44:41

I think everyone is different. And I dnt think you are alone in putting on more weight than you expected. With my last pregnancy I had a HUGE appetite in the first trimester, particularly for carbs, combined with awful nausea 24hrs a day which was only relieved when I ate. I tried to make healthy choices but I had gained over half a stone by the time was 11weeks. It is so easy to do. Please don't beat yourself up.

Hopefully things will slow down and your hunger will stabilise over the 2nd trimester.

I am pregnant again, and unfortunately a stone heavier than I'd like to be right from the start! So I have joined slimming world. They have a really good plan for pregnant mums, not restrictive at all and I am never hungry. But I know the baby is getting what it needs and I have a good plan to follow to help me make right choices and limit the treats. Plus, the weigh in each week is helping me stay on track.

Good luck xx

miniswin Thu 18-Feb-16 12:58:33

I've also put on 5kg at 11 weeks thanks to being so hungry I could eat not one but several horses. I was however on the lighter side beforehand and BMI at booking was 22 despite the weight gain.. I'm just hoping it slows down a bit!!

Me624 Thu 18-Feb-16 13:17:40

I had put on 3kg/half a stone by the time I had my booking in appointment at 8 weeks. I was annoyed as it put my BMI just into the overweight category (25.3 or something) where it had always hovered around 23/24 before!

However I have since then only slowly gained a steady amount. I'm 38 weeks tomorrow and I have put on about 2 stone/11kg overall from my pre-pregnancy weight, which is only 8kg/1.5 stone up from my booking in weight. I put most of it on in the second trimester - my weight hasn't changed since 34 weeks.

lilyrose39 Fri 19-Feb-16 13:20:18

Thank you it's really helpful and reassuring hearing everyone's experiences. Hopefully the hunger will slow down in the second trimester x

KayTee87 Fri 19-Feb-16 15:41:27

Sorry I don't really know what a kg is. I lost a couple of lbs at first due to nausea and sickness. I'm 18 weeks now and 2lbs heavier than pre pregnancy. Everyone is totally different, depends on so many factors. Your wifewife will tell u if she's concerned.

LetThereBeCupcakes Fri 19-Feb-16 17:31:46

With my first I put on most of my weight in the first trimester, only put on a stone in total and was back to me pre pregnancy weight a week after giving birth.

This time round I have HG so at 12 weeks I've lost a stone. hmm

As others have said every pregnancy is different. Eat as healthily as you can and enjoy feeling well!

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