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Hey all, I'm 30 weeks pregnant with our 4th child and have gained a total of 25 pounds and my doctor isn't happy she said 0 pounds would be ideal...that's impossible I'M PREGNANT! I'm what doctors like to call obese (hate that word) anywho I think I'm doing gteat thus far with the weight gain. What do you guy's think? Is 25 lbs too much?
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The more kids you have the easier the weight comes normally (at least that is what I have noticed with family and friends). It is a lot to gain with 10 weeks left but if you dont have any complications due to it such as diabetes or high blood pressure I would rhink you would be ok. I am 5'6 and weigh around 270 so I am considered obese as well. I have passed my glucose test with flying colors,  all my blood pressure reading have been great, doctors are still worried and have me listed as high risk so I get an ultrasound every four weeks to make sure baby is growing right. That being said I will be 27 weeks thursday and have gained just under four pounds.  My doctor advised me to gain no mare than 11-20 lbs for the whole pregnancy so I watvh what I eat and how much I eat at a time.
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I'm 31 weeks and I have gained 23lbs...what's the big deal?  There are some people who gain 50+. My doc hasn't said anything about my weight gain. I'm healthy and so is the baby. That's what's important.
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My blood pressure is good, my blood sugar is a bit high I need to do the 3 hour sugar test. The baby is healthy and growing normal I'm 5'7" and current weight is 280 I don't get why doctors pick on overweight people
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I am 30th week and gained 23lbs.
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I am 27 weeks gained 5 pounds. :D I am not over weight yet for my height. I think you are doing great for your weight. There just concern  because complications happen the heavier you are. You keep doing you, enjoy your pregnancy and try not to stress it honey.
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I am.overweight and doc wanted me to only gain 15 lbs and no more. My pregnancy book says if you are obese meaning a bmi over 29 they will usually want you to only gain 11-20 lbs sometimes less. The way you do it.. exercise and eat clean as you can! You cant eat perfectly cuz were preggy but what i have done is try to eat well which sometimes dont happen and i walk 3 miles 5-6 days a week. Talk it over with your ob before starting ANY exercise tho as your situation may differ. I have gained a total of 6 lbs and im 27 weeks today.  Baby is healthy and i eat like a pig sometimes and have fast food i just dont over eat it when i do have it. Although i have had my midnight runs to a 24 hr fast food joint. Honestly the exercises helps tremendously! Makes you sleep and feel better to!
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Before I got pregnant I weighed 278 and lost 34 pounds until week 15 due to morning sickness and walking everywhere and have gained only 5 pounds since and am now 31 weeks. My doctor said he doesn't want me gaining anymore weigh because I am big for my height while the lady at the WIC office tried to accuse me of starving myself.
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I'm 5'7 and first time Dr weighed me I was 265 and I was like 10 weeks the last time they weighed me I weighed 257 and I was 22 weeks then and my Dr asked me was I eating I told him yea I eat he said then y am I losing weight then....
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I weighed 105 im 37 w and weigh 151 my dr just laughs and says its perfectly ok.  i say if youre happy and healthy screw what anyone says!
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Thank you all for your feedback it makes me feel better. Also I tend to have big boy's this is my 3rd boy and I have one daughter. My first sons were 9.9 and 10.7 so if this boy is like his brother's then he could be big too. The doctor needs to keep that in mind and stop bashing me for my weight and make sure this baby isn't 15 pounds lol thanks again everyone
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