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Aug 20, 2010 - 9 comments

The doctor said she only wanted me to gain no more than 15 lbs during my pregnancy. Is that normal? I mean, I know I'm overweight but only 15 lbs. She said it's good that I've been losing weight and eating healthier. She says that the foods I eat are coming to my body (even if I'm not eating a lot) and that my "fat stores" and nutrients are going to the baby. I asked her if I was getting any nutrients and she said "yes, some. But the baby gets it off of you. Once it has been used for you, it goes to the baby." Does that make sense? I'm scared that I'm losing so much weight that the baby is in jepordy. Anyone else had this problem?

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by TinaR10, Aug 24, 2010
well it is said a overweoght women does lose weight alot of time during there pregnancy bc the baby is like the doc said taking all the nutrients so its not storing in ur body normally if u are overweight like i am too the baby already has a supply to feed off so gaining only 15lbs is perfrect for a overweight women. it is common in the first trimester to lose weight and it is just fine my dads wife who is overweight 2 only gained 7lbs her whole pregnancy and it was all baby she gave birth to a 7lb baby and my friend was obese and lost 40 lbs with each pregnancy it was a diet plan to her lol but all healthy babies. for some reason us overweight peps lose while pregnant instead of gainig its crazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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by butterfli1302, Aug 25, 2010
I'm not saying that's nec. a bad thing! I can't lose weight when I'm not pregnant...maybe I'll really enjoy the pregnancy the most by not having to lose any baby weight! My mom only gained 2 lbs during her pregnancy with me...and when she delivered me she was 20 lbs lighter than she was when she got pregnant (So she lost 22 lbs during delivery) I hope I'm like that. :)

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by Cassandrajane, Aug 25, 2010
In my pregnancy I am 20 weeks on Sunday I have gained 2lbs... And I dont think I will gain  anymore.. but the baby is fine and okay, I am just tiny..., I am small anyways.
You dont look overweight to me.. at all.

I am going to lose weight like a snake loses skin.. Plus with anorexia its gonna be harder. Anyways.
I think you should be fine as long as you eat healthy and the best thing to do is eat 6 small portions a day instead of 3 big ones... Also balance out the fruit and veg, :)
It's all gonna be okay :)

x

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by butterfli1302, Aug 25, 2010
Thanks, Cassandra.

I am overweight...look at the weight on my pregnancy tracker..but you'll also see that I've lost weight. I need to weigh myself for today but have to wait to get home for that. Anorexia is a hard thing to crack and it will also contribute to post partum (spelling) depressioin....so please be careful. I do eat smaller meals...I have come to realize, I can't eat bigger meals in a day...I go to eat a large supper...and I am only able to eat half of it when normally I eat all of it and am sometimes still very hungry. I have changed my appetite too...a lot of the junk that I would eat just makes me sick now...LOL I think that's so funny.

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by Cassandrajane, Aug 25, 2010
My Anorexia is linked to depression I got depressed and then became anorexic, I then went on to develop Body dysmorphic disorder, Paranoia and Anxiety :(. I had to have a termiation last november because I was 5 stone (Im not too sure what this is in pounds or lbs) My stomach is the size of a 5 yr olds. :(. But I got discharged from the clinic because they feel I can do itby myself after 3 years...

Yeah I cant eat double cheese burgers :( but give me the chiips anyday Yumers. I crave salt you see :) Some days i'll stuff myself silly other days I wont eat at alll :( Which ***** donkeys.

But I also crave red red red apples. Like the pure red ones.... and black grapes????
LOL..

You really dont look over weight to me. My little sister is 10. She weights 9 stone... her school sent a letter to my mum and told her she needs to lose weight.... That is wrong, she is healthy!

Do what you feel comfortable doing. I am still a size 6.My Doc said im fine, my weight if fine kinda... I am 7 stone? 101 pounds?? I think... or lbs, I duno. As long as I eat its fine.... :)

xx

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by butterfli1302, Aug 25, 2010
HEHE...1 stone is 14 pounds (lbs)...so you are about 98 lbs, I suppose - So  you're about right. I'm 17 - 18 stone (238 - 252 lbs) and to me that's big. I know I don't look like I weigh that much because my friends say I do carry my weight well and they thing I'm going to carry the baby bump well. I am scared that I'm not going to show an actual bump like everyone else. I think I'm just going to look like I'm gaining weight.

I'm sorry about your problems (anorexia, depression, anxiety, paranoia, and body dysmorphic disorder). I had depression and anxiety a while back. I took some medication, gained about 50 lbs and decided I need to start looking at things better and see the glass as half full, not half empty, ya know. And I've lost some of that 50 lbs and I've also gotten off the meds and look at life in a much better light. I know how hard it can be though. I was on the medication for over a year and a half. It was rough.

Tell that school to stick it where the sun don't shine! It's none of their business how much she weighs anyways..they have NO RIGHT to tell your mum that! I would probably be getting fired up and go knock someone's lights out for saying that about my sister to my mother.

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by Cassandrajane, Aug 25, 2010
I refuse to take medication..

I went up the school and went excuse me, NEVER tell someone they need to lose weight when they clearly don't take that from someone who was told by your sh!tty system and is now an anorexic. Well done! funny that system hasnt been used again.

I reckon you will look AMAZING! and that you dont need to lose weight. Yes being VERY over weight can cause problems but you aint, Your docs are silly. Because now you are going to be stressed and worried about your weight and it wont be good for you or the baby. Especially if you have had a previous with Anxiety and depression! OH THESE DOCS JUST GET SMARTER!

x

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by butterfli1302, Aug 26, 2010
haha...I know right...sometimes I think I know more than they do...all the help you need is on the internet. The only problem with that is that you can misdiagnose yourself quickly! And worry worse than it is.

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by Cassandrajane, Aug 26, 2010
When I got preg again the week of my MC... I went back when I found out. they said you aint preg again... its the same one. I said
No its not because my HCG went down from 200 to 80 to 5... Negative preg test the week after and there was NOTHING on an ultrasound, and I saw my baby fall down the loo. They said No you lost a twin!! If I lost a twin I would be due in Oct not January, Which doesnt make sense anyways. I got preg in the same week, but due 3 months after LOL..

xx

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