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349463 tn?1333575176

How are you doing on your weight gain?

Now that we're well into the second trimester the suggested weight gain is slightly over 1 pound a week. I know that's right about what I've been doing for the last 3 weeks. At this rate I'll be the same weight I was when my daughter was born probably around 175ish just shy of 180. My average non pregnancy weight is around 160 so that keeps me in the normal range.

I'm checking in to see how everyone else is doing with their weight gain. I know for some of us it can be hard to put the pounds on and even harder to make sure we don't gain too much.

I'm already looking forward to losing the weight after the baby is born!
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1428239 tn?1333460653
I was worried about weight gain in the beginning now  I am not so sure..

Its hard for me to track my weight regularly because my scale is very off from the doctors..

I had gained 3 lbs at my last prenatal visit at 16 weeks.. At that point on my scale, I was weighing around 99-100.6 on my scale at home (103 at doctors)... When I weight myself at home now at 19 weeks I weigh 102.6-103.4  so I have gone up again.. I would think I have gained at least 5 lbs at this point but wont really get weighed at the doctors again for a while.  I just weigh myself at home for the reference... if the number is going up everyweek then i wont stress it
175665 tn?1306462624
I'll 20 weeks here in a few hours lol. I had my check up today and still haven't gained anything. I was the same way with my 2nd. Didn't gain until the very end, ended up gaining 9 pounds.
1428239 tn?1333460653
Hit 104 on my scale last night.. so i am climbing.
1690584 tn?1340301072
I am now at 133 lbs. Started out at 120 so about 13 lbs in and I was so sick in the beginning that I had actually lost about 5lbs. Not sure if the weight gain is at a normal pace but all I eat is veggies and fruit so I know she will be healthy lol!
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I am at 17 weeks & up 15 lbs.  I am having TWINS so not really sure how much I will gain...kinda nervous.
1527977 tn?1320546228
im 19 weeks and i have gain 6 pounds.. and my baby is weighting 9 oz as of yesterday!!
1666434 tn?1325265950
I am 20 weeks and I have gained about 13 pounds so far.  I usually gain about 30-35 pounds when pregnant.  I don't know if it is because this is my 3rd pregnancy...but I seem to be getting rounder earlier.
1428239 tn?1333460653
im up to 106.4 on my scale.. its hard to estimate because my scale is different from the doctor but I think that makes my weight gain roughly around 8 lbs.
1666434 tn?1325265950
You little thing!  I am at 149 on a good day.  Well that's the beauty of pregnancy, we come in all shapes and sizes.
1274271 tn?1453265765
im over the norm. before i got married i was 130 a year later after two miscarriages i was 145 and now im 165 at 6 months preggo. so ive gained about 20 pounds excluding the weight i gained during my pregnancies of miscarriage! which was about 15 pounds i think im going to get up to about 180 yikes!!!! trying to go for walks now and do some exercise coz im getting a bit scared!!! lol
1428239 tn?1333460653
up to 107.6 thats a good jump in 4 days for me....
1666434 tn?1325265950
Wow PetiteWonder that baby is growing :D

Don't feel bad at all navaehlei, I noticed too that when I had the miscarriage 3 months prior, my body still held onto the 10 lbs that I gained.  But in hindsight too I think the extra weight may have helped with getting pregnant and being able to keep the baby this time.  Weight seems to be a factor with some women not only getting pregnant but staying pregnant--

I usually can get up to 165-168 when all is said and done and that is about standard for each of my pregnancies.  As long as you are eating healthy that is what matters the most :D
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