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Pregnancy Weight Gain DannieLove 1 child; United States 172 posts
Jun 27th '15

Out of curiosity has anyone had any trouble gaining  weight while pregnant? I lost 17 pounds between my first prenatal appointment at 8 weeks and my appointment at 14 weeks. I finally started gaining around 17 weeks but have only gained back 5 pounds so far at 22 weeks. I'm still 12 pounds under my weight at my first appointment and little man is measuring in the 97 percentile for his gestational age.

Anyone else have this experience? 

Live-Laugh-Love Due April 21 (boy); 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Virgin Islands 9639 posts
Jun 27th '15

As long as baby is growing and your dr isnt concerned then its totally fine. I lost 10 lbs with my first and only gained 11 lbs back by the time I had him. 

J&L<3 2 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 556 posts
Jun 27th '15

Yepp. I'm still down 14lbs. Being induced Monday.

DannieLove 1 child; United States 172 posts
Jun 27th '15

Quoting J&L<3:
Yepp. I'm still down 14lbs. Being induced Monday.


Wow, did you lose the whole pregnancy or lose early on and not gain as much as you lost? 

J&L<3 2 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 556 posts
Jun 27th '15

Quoting DannieLove:

Wow, did you lose the whole pregnancy or lose early on and not gain as much as you lost? 


I gained 2lbs last month then lost it by the next week. Otherwise I've either kept weight off or lost. My baby is measuring a little small but nothing overly concerning. My doctor isn't worried.

DannieLove 1 child; United States 172 posts
Jun 27th '15

Quoting J&L<3:

I gained 2lbs last month then lost it by the next week. Otherwise I've either kept weight off or lost. My baby is measuring a little small but nothing overly concerning. My doctor isn't worried.


The practice I'm at has me rotating through all of the doctors and most of them don't seem worried but one made a comment about how I hadn't gained anything over all. I'm trying not to worry since they keep saying he's big and everything looks normal on the ultrasounds when he cooperates.

J&L<3 2 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 556 posts
Jun 27th '15

Quoting DannieLove:

The practice I'm at has me rotating through all of the doctors and most of them don't seem worried but one made a comment about how I hadn't gained anything over all. I'm trying not to worry since they keep saying he's big and everything looks normal on the ultrasounds when he cooperates.


Don't worry. I only gained 4lbs with my son and he weighed over 9lbs. As long as baby is healthy its totally fine. That doctor may have mentioned something to see if there was an underlying issue, like nausea or food aversion.

Damon Salvatore 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Christmas Island 8883 posts
Jun 27th '15

Are you diabetic? 
Were you overweight before you became pregnant? 
I'm down nearly 20 pounds and I'm still losing, I'm almost 32 weeks. But I was overweight to start and I'm diabetic. My doctor has mentioned it a couple times, and even once said we might need to address it, but at my last visit she said she's not too worried about it anymore, my baby is hovering between the 96th-99th percentile in size. 

DannieLove 1 child; United States 172 posts
Jun 27th '15

Quoting Damon Salvatore:
Are you diabetic? 
Were you overweight before you became pregnant? 
I'm down nearly 20 pounds and I'm still losing, I'm almost 32 weeks. But I was overweight to start and I'm diabetic. My doctor has mentioned it a couple times, and even once said we might need to address it, but at my last visit she said she's not too worried about it anymore, my baby is hovering between the 96th-99th percentile in size. 


Not diabetic, rather I have the opposite problem, my blood sugar tends to be low. I'm overweight, and have celiacs. Baby is measuring in the 97th percentile sooo...

user banned 1 child; 1 angel baby; Middleton, WI, United States 944 posts
Jun 27th '15

Yeah I didn't start gaining until 20 weeks and he was 9lbs. I think I'm like 6 weeks now no weight gain yet. 

~*~HeatherC~*~ 2 kids; Ontario 1998 posts
Jun 28th '15

Quoting DannieLove:
Out of curiosity has anyone had any trouble gaining  weight while pregnant? I lost 17 pounds between my first prenatal appointment at 8 weeks and my appointment at 14 weeks. I finally started gaining around 17 weeks but have only gained back 5 pounds so far at 22 weeks. I'm still 12 pounds under my weight at my first appointment and little man is measuring in the 97 percentile for his gestational age.

Anyone else have this experience? 


I wish! I'm 28 weeks and have gained 28lbs!