When i was pregnant with my son....before i got preggers i weighed 103 at the end just before i gave birth i weighed 146 so i gained 43 pounds :O lol
There's nothing your doctor can do to you if you gain more than he wants. Keep eating healthy, normal portions and know that you're giving your baby proper nutrients.
I gained 50 lbs with my first daughter. Gained 24 lbs with my second daughter. And I'm currently at +21 lbs with my third daughter at almost 28 weeks. I expect I won't gain more than 25-30 lbs this time.
It sounds to me like, if anything, you are on the "low" end of gaining!
I have gained, 47, 40, 35 and about 32 respectively (my 4th is due in a week), and usually just about half of it was in the first half of my pregnancy. It sounds like you are doing fine!
Eat right and your body will do what it needs to do to nourish you and baby. I ate right and exercised and I gained 40lbs. I've heard the average should be 25-35lbs. My ob wasn't concerned with my weight and told me the above advice about eating right and your body.
It does seem to me though like you are on the low side...
With my son I gained 30 pounds. This time around I have already gained about 27 pounds and I am 30 weeks. You sound just fine for being 20 weeks. I didn't start gaining until my 18th week. Eat right like the other ladies said and everything will be okay.
im also at 20 weeks and have only gained 5lbs so i think 10 is just fine!
im just wondering how much weight you lady's put on from week 20 to 40 ? im just trying to get an outline as to how much i can expect to gain....those 5lbs was only in the last 2 weeks... any ideas?
I gained more than 20 in the last half of my pregnancy...probably 25?
I was at 117 the day I found out I got pregnant and 163 the night before I delivered (46 lbs gained overall). By 2 weeks I has lost 30lbs and by the end of 3 months I was back to normal. My little guy was just a hair under 9lbs when he was born. I thought I had gained too much personally but I ate good and exercised 4 times a week up until my last week so I don't think I could have done anything different to keep my weight lower. My little guy just needed the extra stuff to develop I guess. :)
At prepreg I was anywhere from 165-170, Currently I'm about 175 so around a 5 lb weight gain at 18 weeks. However, I struggle to gain weight. I eat practically whatever I want for some reason (idk why, but I do) . With my son it was struggling to get past HG, now it's just struggling to remember to eat 3 meals a day, lol.
I gained 43 with my first and have only gained 15 (I'm 39 weeks) with this one so far. I eat well. I just can't seem to gain weight. Mind you I started out at 176 with this baby...so a tad overweight. Baby is very healthy. Doc has zero concerns.
54LBS, WENT FROM 120 TO 174..............
With my daughter I didn't gain any weight until 2 weeks before I went into labor... The last two weeks I gained about 25 pounds (most of it was water retention). I lost all the weight and some by the time my daughter was 1 month. It was hard but I did it. Right now I'm 13 weeks and I have gained 2 pounds so far.
41 with my first pregnancy, and 31 with my second. I am 5'7" and was not exactly a small person when I started though (158 and 164 respectively). I was so scared I would go over 200 pounds, but just made it under. Now I wish I could see under 200 again, LOL!! Oh well.
42lbs with my 1st and 18lbs with my 2nd....Hopfully I can stay under 20lbs with this pregnancy, we have a trip to Jamacia 4months after the baby comes!!!
As of 33 weeks, 25 lbs or so. most of it was gained between 20 and 28 weeks.
BTW, the food tracker on medhelp is a great way to get an idea if you're getting the right nutrients (enough protein, calcium etc) and what you can cut out that's not adding to your nutrient intake (since your doc says slow down).
I think everybody is different depending at your starting weight. With my first I gained about 45 pounds, with second 30 and with this one 1 pound but I am only at 9 weeks. If you eat healthy and excercise you should be fine. Sometimes those charts aren't good because very woman and pregnancy is different. Those are just guidelines.
im about 5'3 and about 120 before i got preggo. Im 30 weeks along and have gained about 40 lbs so far. my doc hasnt said one negative thing about my weight