Weight gain in pg isn't body fat, on the whole, so I wouldn't worry.
I know from my last pg that I retain absolutely gallons of fluid when pg (put on 3 stone going from 9st to 12 st), so assume that it's happening again. I lost all the water in a couple of weeks of horrific night sweats after giving birth.
I'm starting to get really worried about the weight gain aspect of pregnancy. I am only around 5 or 6 weeks and I have already noticed weight gain of around 6lbs...I'm already 14st although I don't look it!
Was wondering if anyone has any advice on keeping the weight gain to a minimum.
26 week appointment today and have found out i've put on 6kgs since 16 weeks - felt that was a bit too much - but maybe its OK in 10 weeks. Horrified to think how much I'll weigh by the end of it - especially as I've never weighed more than 52kgs in my life. Joys of pregnancy...
thanks everyone - so nice to hear that... a) i'm not being a 'bad mum' worrying about my weight in pregnancy and b) that the weight i've gained is about normal. think i must have been having a hormonal day as it was enough to reduce me to tears at work this morning! x
I think it depends how tall/big you are to start with, 9kg sounds okay. I'm 28 weeks and have put on 8kg, most of it around my bump. Am 5ft 7inches and was very slim when I got pregnant. By the way flynn1984 I'd put on about half a stone (just under 3kg) by the time I was 10 weeks so I wouldn#'t worry! Have to say int the last three weeks i haven't gained that much, there's not much room for food now!!
I put on 4.5 stone with my 1st, which was more than a 50% increase from my original weight. I lost all but about half a stone then put on less than 2 with my 2nd pregnancy. I was starving all the time with my 1st.
I put on 6 stone with my first pregnancy, lost 1 with the birth , and 1 a week for the following three weeks, then the rest just went over the following two months. With second pregnancy put on four stone and since then lost all that weight and returned to the weight I hadn't been since I was 16 (am 36). I didn't even work on it - it just happened - I think running around after children counts for most of it. I think you should enjoy pregnancy and let the weight be sorted or sort itself out afterwards.
I can't believe how quickly people can lose the weight . I am not so bothered about how much weight I put on, but more how I am going to get rid of it. First time I put on 2 stone, lost half a stone the week I had the baby (and believe it or not that included the baby), and then it took me a year to lose the other 1.5 stone. Breast feeding obviously helped in no way whatsoever. I didn't dare diet during the first 6 months and lost no weight during this time, but then went on a diet afterwards. Promised myself I wouldn't do that again but second time round I am permanently starving, though I am still trying to keep the weight gain more under control this time.