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Help I am losing weight

I had gastric bypass April 23,2012 start weight 278 current weight before pregnancy 156.  My issue is I am eating but I continue to lose weight but I have not lost anymore weight before I got pregnant. Has anyone expieranced this if so can you give me some pointers as to not put myself or baby at risk. I am currently 7 weeks pregnant. Any advice?
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My advice go for  quality  not quantity...  The doc will tell you if you should be gaining weight.. If they haven't said anything best thing to do is ask at your next appointment...  Good luck!
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Thank you
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I also had a gastric bypass. I am almost 38w weeks and I have gained about 35 pounds. All I gained in the 3rd trimester. Add a protein snack during the day or 2.
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I have not had gastric bypass although I should. I weighed 350lbs when I got pregnant. The last Dr visit I weighed 333lbs. The doctor said she was not worried about the weight loss but did not want me to gain more than 9 lbs my entire pregnacy. The morning sickness makes me lose my appetite. Although now in 2nd trimester I'm feeling more hungry. I saw a fetal care specialist and she said she did not want me losing any more weight so I'm not sure what to think either. My baby is growing and I don't have high bp or diabetes.  I think as long as you are healthy and the baby is healthy you will be fine.
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I have not had gastric bypass although I should. I weighed 350lbs when I got pregnant. The last Dr visit I weighed 333lbs. The doctor said she was not worried about the weight loss but did not want me to gain more than 9 lbs my entire pregnacy. The morning sickness makes me lose my appetite. Although now in 2nd trimester I'm feeling more hungry. I saw a fetal care specialist and she said she did not want me losing any more weight so I'm not sure what to think either. My baby is growing and I don't have high bp or diabetes.  I think as long as you are healthy and the baby is healthy you will be fine.
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Just make sure your getting all your vitamins and proteins too.  I've known several people who have died from not getting the correct nutrition.   One was pregnant too.  Good luck.
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Thank you all. em29817 what type of meals did you prepare? and did you eatv6 small meals or did youcadd thr protein shakes to supplement for your remaining  calories?
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I added high fat/protein snacks like nuts and nut butter. I also added a few good carbs like fruit. I am on a 3 meals a day and 2 or 3 snacks. In fact I had my 38w appointment today and I have lost 4 pounds since my last appointment.  My ob doesn't say anything about my weight unless I pack on the pound. All my lab work has been fine but I eat alot of red meat or try too for the iron.
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Thank you this weight is going to bother me because I am eating and I dont want to put the baby at risk. My first two children I had before I had surgery so this is all new to me. Its a little hard to come up with a menu for the week so i get enough protein and food in
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