Hi, everyone. I started pregnancy with a high BMI (36), so it was quite good that I lost weight steadily through my first trimester because I had nausea and food aversions.
I am 17 weeks now and expected to start putting on weight, at least a little bit. But even after Christmas (which, to be honest, wasn't that excessive - my appetite is just so much smaller than it used to be!) I am still losing. I weighed myself today and I have lost a total of 18lbs since the start of my pregnancy.
Everything I have read says that its good for obese women to not put on anything until the last trimester, when they can gain about 0.5lbs per week (up to a total of 11-20lbs). But is it ok that I am still losing, rather than staying still? To be honest, I'm really happy with my pregnancy weight loss and feel like my relationship with food is so much healthier now, but I don't want to lose weight to the detriment of the baby.
I'm consultant-led (because of hypothyroidism and weight) so I'll raise with the consultant in 4-5 weeks when I meet with him, but in the meantime, advice much appreciated! Thanks.
Your baby will be getting everything they need from you. The most important thing is what you've said about your healthier relationship with food. You are eating well for your baby and you will both feel the benefit. As long as you are eating a balanced diet you shouldn't worry. Congratulations! You should be proud of yourself x