I lost just under 2 stone due to severe sickness. I'm 40+1 now and have put on 6lb in total, so I will be slimmer when baby is born. I have always been overweight and was expecting to put on lots as love food and am not keen on exercise. You never know what will happen. I have no appetite. My face, arms and legs are very slim now and I'm all bump. My friend was a size 8 and has put on 4.5 stone in pregnancy. She had pre eclampsia too and put on a stone very quickly at the end when she got very ill. She's a size 14/16 now.
Overall in a healthy pregnancy, if you started with a healthy BMI, you are advised to put on between 25 and 35 pounds. If you are overweight to begin with you are advised to only put on 15-25 pounds. These are the weight gains that give optimum outcomes for your baby. During the first trimester, they say anything from 1-5 pounds. Obviously these are the nhs guidelines, and there will be variation if people have severe morning sickness. Personally, I am 20 weeks and have put on 8 pounds(only 2 during the first trimester as I felt nauseous for several weeks). My BMI was 24 at the start of pregnancy. If you are worried about your weight gain, there is an online calculator on the baby centre web site. It plots a graph, using your starting weight, and shows you whether you are gaining within the right range.
I don't think my weight changed in 1st trimester in either pregnancy. I was quite overweight this time in comparison to last time - bmi gone up to 26 - so I'm pretty keen not to gain too much. I've probably put on about 8lbs so far i think. Maybe a bit more from christmas excess!
I was huge by the end of each pregnancy, I put on 3 to 5 stone with each of them!
I did lose it all and get back to being decently fit between each child thankfully or I’d be a ten ton Tessie now as I’ve got 3 DCs.
I always held onto 7/8 lbs until I stopped feeding though. However those pesky 7lbs seem to have crept back on now and my youngest is 5 so I don’t think I can use that excuse. It’s just my biscuit baby
@Pinkponiesrock thank god someone else came in saying this. I could have written your post word for word and the struggle to lose the last of it whilst feeding. I'm 12 days op with my second and Iv put on 4st I should lose it but imagine il struggle with the last bit again until I'm finished feeding.
My first trimester I lost each time due to sickness then it goes tits up from there.
@Mustang27 no worries, I found it so frustrating that I couldn’t get it to budge with my first 2 but by number 3 I knew the score!
Apparently it’s some ancient primal reaction, your body holds onto a bit of fat just in case you’re suddenly hit by famine, or a lack of tea and biscuits in my case , and you’ll still able to feed your little one.
I’m sure it’ll quickly come off for you, but snuggling up with that tiny little bundle is all that really matters at the moment.
I was the same as you, so good until about half way then f* it and ate all the food , like 5 creme eggs! Especially when I can’t really deal with lactose, my own worst enemy!