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Weight Gain during pregnancy

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pricey30 Tue 16-Sep-08 14:09:54

I'm 5' 3", 17 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child and wanted some feedback. With last one I started at 10st 7lb and was 12st 7lb at full term+6. I was really happy with my gain and at start of this pregnancy I weighed 11st 10lb and have now dropped to 11st 7lb. My mum has in no uncertain terms told me that I should not gain a pound over 1 stone with this one as I'm bigger than before which I'm feeling slightly under pressure to achieve (being a bridesmaid for sis next summer). Does anyone else feel pressurised by what is acceptable and what is not.

Habbibu Tue 16-Sep-08 15:06:23

Please try not to feel pressurised by anything other than yours and your baby's health - easier said than done, I know. Ask your MW or GP what they think about your weight gain (and the loss) and use that when discussing with family. One midwife calculated my BMI when I was 34 weeks pregnant (with a baby who was 10lb 11 at birth). She then looked shocked that it came out high!

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