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Ladies @ 16 weeks - your weight gain?
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by Jules_za, Aug 11, 2006
I am really worried. My whole life I have struggled to maintain a normal weight and was overweight before I fell pg.  I have increased my excercise, watch what I eat and even joined a club to try and curb my weight gain.  I am now 16 weeks and have gained a whopping 16.2 pounds. What was or is your weight gain at 16 weeks?
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by DollChina, Aug 11, 2006
I gained 4lbs at 16 weeks.  I am 26 weeks now and gained 16lbs.  Don't worry about it as long as you are healthy.  Everybody is different, some even lose weight.  I am sure your doc will let you know if problems arise.
Hope you have a healthy pregnancy!
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by Gili, Aug 11, 2006
My weight gain has been moderate up to week 16 (6 ~ 7 pounds), but gained a lot more during the rest of my second trimester.  Now I'm into my 3rd trimester.

It's probably not good to gain a lot during the first trimester, but if you gained most of that weight during the last few weeks, don't worry too much.
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by jian, Aug 11, 2006
I lost 1 kg (about 2 pounds) In the first trimester, I am in the 18 week now, Not sure how much I hv gaine, but Sure that I hv  :)
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by Gili, Aug 11, 2006
Btw, I'm 27 weeks and have gained about 16 ~ 17 pounds as well.  I guess that's probably an assuring normal.  =)  My only concern is that my tummy didn't grow during the 6th month at all.  Now I'm on my 7th month and it's growing by the hour!
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by mary345, Aug 11, 2006
i wouldn't worry too much i started out thin and i am 15 wks and already showing and have gained about 10 pounds and it's not from over eating either infact the dr is surprised i gained so much considering i have extreme morning sickness during my first trimester i couldn't keep anything down.
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by jifnif, Aug 11, 2006
well i am 37 weeks and have eaten really well during my pregnancy.  I dont pig out or eat junk and I eat when I am hungry which is about every 2 to 3hrs.  I eat fruit and veggies and lots of dairy.  I have gained 38lbs!!!  Thats about a pound a week.  By 16 weeks I am sure I was at about 16lbs up as well.  Just eat well and be happy that you are nourishing a baby.  You can maintain that struggle after pregnancy.  Just remember its not a time to eat whatever you want, just eat good foods.  Dont let people get to you w/ comments either...I struggled w/ that and still do....but all in all I am carrying a healthy baby boy that will thrive when he comes out. good luck
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by DollChina, Aug 11, 2006
Yes, my doc told me to expect 1 lb/week during the 2nd and 3rd trimester.  Maybe your skin is very elastic and not ready to stretch until now (LOL).  I am pretty pettie so you can definitely see my tummy is sticking out and I do have stretching pain...
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by Jules_za, Aug 11, 2006
Thanks ladies - need to make a correction though I have gained 13.2 (math problem with kg conversion). But anyway NONE OF YOU MADE ME FEEL ANY BETTER! All you did was make me worry more and jealous ~ lol.

I would love to hear that I am not the only one who seems to be carrying the weigh of all skinny chicks out there. No matter what I do it just keeps going up!
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by Harley-girl, Aug 11, 2006
I will be 19 weeks on Monday and have only gained 3 pounds. Baby is measuring on target so the doctor is not too concerned with my lack of weight gain.