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Worrying about weight gain + can't stop eating!

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babyunicornvomit Wed 08-Feb-17 20:07:09

I'm 21 and 15+2 weeks pregnant. I've always been quite overweight - I was 14st before getting pregnant, but I am 5'9, quite active and carry it mostly on my hips and chest. I'm just worried about weight gain, not really for myself but for the baby. I'm still staying active but I've found myself getting out of breath easier so I just do a lot of walking now and have a very active job where I'm on my feet for up to 9 hours a day. I can't stop eating too! Mostly carbs - bread, pasta etc as my nausea is still really bad, particularly in the mornings, and I'm having a lot of trouble keeping any fruit or veg down unless it's small portions.

Anyway, I'm 15 weeks in and already gained about 10lbs and I'm just a bit worried this is bad for the baby? I'm sure I shouldn't have gained this much since I was already overweight, I am trying my best to eat balanced food but finding it difficult. Just worried, is/has anyone else been in the same boat??? Am I worrying too much?
All my blood pressure and tests have come back and I'm perfectly healthy besides weight. But still worried.

KittyWindbag Thu 09-Feb-17 03:03:49

I also worry about weight gain, I didn't gain any to begin with but between 20 and 25 I seem to have suddenly gained a few kilos! Mine's from having a sudden addiction to sweet things.

If I were you I wouldn't worry. The carbs to stave off nausea thing is completely normal in those earlier weeks and you sound like you have a high energy job, so you need those carbs! When you next see your GP talk to them about your worries and they'll give you the best weight gain advice for you.

AHedgehogCanNeverBeBuggered Thu 09-Feb-17 11:21:33

It's hard feeling nauseous, but do try to eat sensibly when you can - choose wholemeal rather than white bread, sweet potatoes in their skins rather than chips...etc. Google low glycaemic index carbs for inspiration.

Gaining too much weight, from sugar and carbs in particular, can cause gestational diabetes which can be harmful to both you and the baby.

Congratulations on your pregnancy, I hope all goes well for you flowers

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