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excessive weight gain

Ugh...I am 19 weeks pregnant, weighed in at the DR today and I have gained 13 lbs! Feeling down about it. My goal for the entire pregnancy was 15 lbs because I started off at a high weight (168) and now that isnt an option anymore. My DR said it is fine and that as long as I dont go above 25lbs she isnt concerned. Still feel like 13 is a lot.

I've been swimming laps for exercise regularly...I am just hungry ALL the time.

Anyone else at the mid way point thats gained more than they had hoped and is ravenous all the time?
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I'm 25 weeks and gained 25 pounds it's been tough ive been the same weight for the past 2 years but I just keep thinking of my baby and if she's healthy that's all that matters.
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Sorry Im new to this site tried to delete last comment. Im only 10 weeks and picking up weight fast also. I already gained like 6 extra pounds.
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With my son I gained a lot of weight (65 pounds), like you I was just so hungry all the time. I was so worried and ashamed of how much weight I had put on. We'll within 5 days of having my son I had already lost 40 pounds!!! That tells me that my body needed that weight, my son was 10.7 pounds (no GD, he was just 100th percentile). I can't imagine how big the placenta was, and all that fluid he needed. I would of had to starve myself to only gain the suggested 20 pounds. Just focus on being healthy, and choosing healthier options, your body will gain what it needs if you are maintain a healthy lifestyle. Your doing this for your baby, right now the babys health is all that matters, you will lose so much weight after from breast feeding and taking care of the baby.
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I started at 152 (I'm 5'5") and my Dr really got on me about my weight gain, too. My goal was 25, and I've gained 40. I'm 38W4D. I was really down about it, too especially when I would look at pics from before I was pregnant. I've always been self-conscious about my weight but this is by far the heaviest I've been. I look at it this way: I've lost weight before and I WILL do it again. I've heard stories of women gaining 60+ and bouncing back quickly. Don't be too hars on yourself. Weight gain during pregnancy is inevitable to a certain degree.
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Thanks for the kind words and encouragement guys...you are right, a healthy baby is the most important thing.
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Stop worrying about weight and tell yourself that having a healthy baby is all that matters ;-) the weight will go after don't worry.
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