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oh my god... i have gained 20 kg and i'm only 27 weeks...what should i do?

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Mimsy2000 Wed 30-Jul-08 11:26:53

i feel so crap right now i could cry. i just came back from my antenatal appt and have gained 20kgs (approx 40lbs)!!!

i had the worlds worst first trimester where the only way to get any relief from chronic nausea/vomitting was to eat and of course i craved horrible starchy, salty, 'white' foods. that has put me on pretty bad path. i am staying pretty active, looking after a toddler and walking him to nursery most days, but obvs i'm still piling on the pounds.

the actual antenatal check up was fine. blood pressure, urine, etc were all fine and the size of the belly was fine i'm just pilling on the pounds. i should add that i was never skinny but never fat - 5'9" and about 150lbs, size 12/14.

ok. sorry this is rambling, just wanted to give background. WTF should i do? do i go on a diet? do i say screw it and wait to sort this out after i have the baby? is there some horrible 'third way'? if i'm honest, eating has been one of the few pleasures i've had with this pregnancy and i feel so out of touch with healthy eating that i'm not even sure where to start....

argh. pls help. sad

PussinJimmyChoos Wed 30-Jul-08 11:30:53

I put on 4st by the end of my pregnancy...I was constantly hungry and even though I tried to eat healthy, I got so sick of trotting to the kitchen, I did eat a lot of rice krispies as quick to prepare....

I wouldn't worry about it. I'm convinced the amount you put on is more down to genes than anything else. Having said that, if you are feeling better from the sickness and don't need to eat crips etc, then try not to and opt for healthier alternatives - fruit, veg etc with the odd treat thrown in grin

dinkystinky Wed 30-Jul-08 11:34:18

Mimsy2000 - dont panic... The amount of weight you put on in pregnancy varies hugely from woman to woman (and from baby to baby) and it may be that you've put on most of your weight now and the gain will taper off. The things to ensure are that you're eating healthily and not overeating (you only need an extra 200 calories a day) -and that you're getting in plenty of exercise (it sounds like you're doing walking which is a great exercise - keep it up). Also, make sure you drink lots of water (as not doing so can lead to a tendency to overeat). So long as you're being healthy re diet and exercise, you can relax knowing that any weight you pile on you will able to eventually shift after the baby arrives.

If you think you're totally out of touch with healthy eating, and need a helping hand, some other posters on here have said that Slimming World is a diet plan you can do while pregnant. Whatever you decide to do, best of luck with your pregnancy.

witchandchips Wed 30-Jul-08 11:38:04

Please don't worry, you will need it all when breastfeeding + runnding after a toddler after the birth.

My opinion is that if you want a snack you will eat one. If you feel guilty about it is likely to be something crap but if you say. I'm pregnant + hungry + need a treat you are more likely to make yourself a smoothie or cut up some veg to have with humous.

greenlawn Wed 30-Jul-08 11:48:31

I put on 5 stone first time round and felt rubbish. Lost it all plus some more, so it can be done. Now on no.4 and I HATE the feeling of the weight creeping up, but I know I can lose it afterwards.

Now is not the time for a diet, but if you know honestly you've been overdoing it, then try and tackle what you are eating rather than thinking of it in terms of how much. I tend to crave starchy stuff too, but I know the more I have the more I want. All the best.

Mimsy2000 Wed 30-Jul-08 12:54:08

thanks for the encouragement. i think i am just going to try and focus on healthy eating and not obsess over the weight stuff.

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