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20 weeks pregnant and not gaining weight

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ZoeSelina Mon 16-Jan-17 10:06:05

Is/has anyone else encountered this?
I'm very petite and slim, and I lost quite a lot of weight (which I didn't have spare!) during the first trimester with really bad nausea.
My weight shot up by 2 kg just after my nausea ended at the end of the first trimester, but has now stayed the same for the last month or so.
I mentioned this to the midwife but she said they have no guidelines for the not gaining enough scenario, only for too much! She wasn't worried though (my bump is big enough - and my arms and legs keep getting skinnier, so looks like baby is doing ok!).

But I just wondered if anyone else had encountered this? Does the body suddenly play catch-up later on or does it stay like this?

(By the way I'm eating masses and very healthy, so it's not from lack of food!)

deai Mon 16-Jan-17 10:09:12

I didnt gain any weight with ds, i weoghed less after he was born than i did before pregnancy. He was/is fine.
Baby will take everything they need from you though so you might feel a bit rubbish but baby will be fine

BLjwTwx3 Mon 16-Jan-17 10:10:59

I lost weight and just gained my bump. It wasn't huge at 20 weeks but it was there. Mine had a growth spurt at just over 24 weeks and again at 30/32 ish but I had excess fluid so it could have been that (I didn't know until DS was born because my bump always measured along the 90th centile so my bump was the "average size" the whole way through.

As long as baby is scanning as healthy then I wouldn't worry smile

toomuchtimereadingthreads2016 Mon 16-Jan-17 10:45:47

No idea but my weight is strange this time too! 3 years ago with DD I had gained 20kg by 42weeks. This time I had a good 7kgs still left over but not overweight as such... Just had a midwife visit at 17 weeks and havent put on any weight since we were TTC despite sizable bump! Would love the trend to continue but not feeling hopefully; got all my stretch marks and most of the weight in the last 6 weeks!

Aki23 Mon 16-Jan-17 10:49:02

I lost 6 pounds first trimester and another 4 second trimester (ms - *crys at thrown up easter egg*). Only put on during third trimester and even then everyone was saying how neat the bump was. I was told I would have a tiny baby - came out a very respectable 6.15 ounces. No cause for concern provided midwife is happy. Enjoy the slimness - i put on some weight after the birth and my bum is back!

Aki23 Mon 16-Jan-17 10:49:27

6 pounds 15 ounces!

lauryloo Mon 16-Jan-17 10:50:07

I didn't gain weight in either of my pregnancies.

MissMooMoo Mon 16-Jan-17 11:17:12

I am 23 weeks on Wednesday and so far I have put on 4kg, most of that was over Christmas! Try not to stress

Helbelle75 Mon 16-Jan-17 16:35:01

I put on very little weight by 18 weeks, but certainly made up for it around the 23 week mark! As long as baby is healthy, I wouldn't worry. Everyone is different.

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