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Pregnancy weight gain? I'm confused

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Sweetpea86 Sat 14-Jan-17 09:50:27

Hi I'm 22 weeks pregnant and I've gained about 5-6 pounds.

My bmi when i fell pregnant was 36-37 so my midwife told me not to gain more than 11-20 lbs.

I'm confused though. Does that mean on top of baby placenta fluids. Or all together.

I looked at a website that the actually pregnancy at then end can weigh up to 28lbs so does she mean no more than 20lbs on top of pregnancy?

I hope this makes sense I've battled with my weight and lost 2 as half stone before I fell pregnant. I'm not over eating but I'm not sure is a 5-6lb gain 22 weeks in is too much ?

Sorry for the ramble it's hard to put it on to words lol

Tootsiepops Sat 14-Jan-17 09:57:45

It's all together.

People in a healthy weight range also lay down fat stores during pregnancy. My bmi when I got pregnant was 32, so I already had plenty fat stores grin

I gained 14lbs total during pregnancy - all water and baby - and it had gone pretty much 6 weeks after giving birth.

It sounds like you are doing fine. I wouldn't get too hung up on it. If you are eating appropriate amounts and having healthy foods, and keeping as active, then you're doing everything you can.

Trulyamnearanear Sat 14-Jan-17 11:34:24

Agree - that's the total weight gain to aim towards. I'm high bmi and have been told similar.
Bonus is it will go quicker afterwards.

Sweetpea86 Sat 14-Jan-17 11:39:52

Thanks ladies I was just worried coz my appetite last week has ramped up this last week I'm really trying to be good. grin could quite easily eat a horse grin

sweetchilli77 Sat 14-Jan-17 12:27:57

I'm same, my BMI is hi, was 39-40 when i got pregnant. Ive hit 25 week and I've popped, i feel massive and i waddle. I just looked the same before this.

Sweetpea86 Sat 14-Jan-17 13:53:39

Yes sweet chilli I haven't gone in to maternity clothes yet but I don't look pregnant sad as long as we just gain right amount it will feel better once we have a babies then I'm losing my weight for good. Xx

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