I ended up losing 11 lbs from the delivery (yes, my first mission was to find a scale in the hallway after my epidural wore off and I could walk again). Since I gained 40 lbs in my first pregnancy, and she was 7lb 10oz, I figure that only 3-4 pounds was water, placenta, etc. Fortunately, I had lost a total of 30 pounds by the third week, so that wasn't too bad. Only had to work hard on those last 10 pounds.
You would be surprised how much of the weight is water in the tissues......If you don't lose a bunch initially, don't worry about it, because over the next few weeks, you will see quite a bit drop as your system flushes out that water..
I would have probly slapped him! LOL
im 39 weeks and im hoping my baby weighs 50lbs cause thats what i gained! just joking. ill be following this thread because im very nervous that the weight will stay on.
I gained 10 lbs in my pregnancy and a month later I had lost 40. I breastfed and my son weighed 6 lbs 12 oz.
I only gained 10 cause I was really nauseated and vomited most of the pregnancy!
With my twins two years ago, I gained 40 pounds, lost 37 right after delivering (baby's equaled 13 pounds together) Then you have to figure out the placentas and bag of waters...Afte ra week, the swelling in my ankles were goneand I lost another 6 pounds...so in total I lost 43 pounds. I was breastfeeding them as well.....
So hopefully with this baby, I can lose morethen I gained...so far my gain is 11 pounds and I have 6 weeks left!
I just had my baby a week ago today and i have lost 17 lbs and my baby weighed 8 lbs 15 oz and i am breastfeeding.
I lost about 18 lbs after giving birth. In the few week after I lost another 12. Breastfeeding really helps.
With both of my babies I had lost 11lbs by 24hrs later. My babies were 8lb 9oz and 9lb.
Depends on the woman and if she breastfeeds, exercises, etc.
I only lost maybe 7 lbs. when I came home; I was really swollen from the IV, but a few weeks later I had lost another 20 lbs. Everyone is different. Breastfeeding helps with losing weight, but we shouldn't stress much over it. Eating right and exercising when we get our doctor's approval should take care of the rest.