Yesterday I had the flu jab at my doctor's surgery. I asked to be weighed and I weigh 9stone 10lbs. I haven't been weighed since I discovered I was pregnant and I was just over 9 stone then. I looked online at normal weight gain during pregnancy and I am not even close.
None of the midwives or obstetricians have mentioned anything about my weight except to say that because I wasn't overweight, I should be fine. Why would I gain so little weight? Should I be as worried as I am starting to feel now?
I’ve never really gained weight apart from ‘baby’ with all my pregnancies. No one has ever seemed concerned or nothings ever been mentioned. I do seem to have a fast metabolism and struggle to put weight on in general anyway. (And am small all over including height) If your dr/midwife isn’t concerned and baby is growing correctly then I wouldn’t worry! (It’s just one thing less to lose after baby!)
Thanks Midnight. I suppose I'm just getting worried because this has been a bit of nightmare pregnancy (severe nausea until wk16 and pelvic arthropathy from week 18) and a different midwife or obstetrician at each appointment. The baby is developing well (just over 50th centile). I am supposed to be seeing the consultant on Friday to discuss my request for an elective CS.
I have not been offered any antenatal classes, nor has anyone discussed a birth plan. This all feels very different from my first pregnancy 11 years ago.
I only gained 12lb at 40 weeks with DS and he was a healthy 7lb 14oz. At 35 weeks I've just gained 5lb, so looks like an even smaller weight gain this time round. Like Midnight I've always been small build and don't tend to gain much, though am tall. Some of us just don't put on much weight in pregnancy
Perhaps you could get in touch with your midwife and see if there's still time to join an antenatal class? Where I am they're offered to everyone regardless of whether it's your first or not, but I've not opted to do them this time round, as less than three years since I had DS. Get the feeling not many women have a specific discussion with their midwife about their birth plan and both times I've just written my own.
Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and you get your wish for an elective CS granted.
It should be fine. There’s no need to put any weight on past the baby, fluids and tissues that support it. Of course many women do and that’s ok too - but it’s not abnormal to put about 10 lb on. I had severe nausea and only put a couple of kg on.
Assuming you are otherwise healthy and you haven't been restricting your diet, I wouldn't be too worried. I way a bit more than you, but with my first I only gained 16 lbs. It sounds like you are likely small anyway, so that much just be how your body does pregnancy. My first was on the smaller side (I don't think I make huge babies, even though we are both really tall), around 40th centile ish in pregnancy and she was born 6lbs 9oz. Just not a huge baby and I'm not someone who gets huge and gains lots of weight. Some people are just like that.
I have a couple of friends who had such bad HG that they weighed less when they gave birth than when they got pregnant. It is not a cow description but think of the baby as a parasite that gets everything it needs from you at your expense if necessary.
I only put 13 lbs on when I was pregnant with DS and 8lbs 8oz of that was him! In my case I had a lot of problems with nausea and then had to watch sugar towards the end due to borderline gestational diabetes. But he was fine - and I was back at my pre-pregnancy weight within days .
I'm not as far along as you, but I've put on 1kg and I'm 22 weeks, I looked at a weight gain calculator and I should weigh between 54-57kg but I weigh 51 kg. I'm trying not to worry as midwife is unconcerned, and those weight gains are for average women, whereas we may differ in bone density/metabolism
I thought it was meant to be a gain of 1lb for every week after 20 weeks so average would be 17 lbs by your stage. I had significant morning sickness in the first two trimesters and at 29 weeks I hadn't gained anything on my booking weight as I had lost so much before hand. As long as baby is measuring correctly and you are happy and healthy I wouldn't worry about the weight. It's an average level. Some will be less, some will be more.
I'm 31 weeks and have gained 11lb since my booking appointment with midwife. Baby is growing fine so I wouldn't worry some people just don't put on extra weight. Just count yourself as lucky. I feel lucky it could be worse
My midwife just mentions my weightLOSS as I've not gained anything. But then I battled Hyperemesis (and still am) so lost a lot to begin with. Only I seem to be stuck at the same weight for the last 10 weeks or so. The advice I got was if the baby is measuring fine then you're ok and no need to worry. As long as the midwife thinks you're ok you're all good.