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is it ok dat im 5 months pregant and i have only gained 5lbs

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Asked by tampacandi at 1:39 PM on May. 9, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • If I gained 5lbs, my doctor would be jumping for joy right now. I'm 19 weeks and I went from 185lbs to 150lbs then back up to 160lbs (after all the morning sickness) and my weight gain is at a halt. I haven't gained ANYTHING since I was 14 weeks so my doctor is pretty mad at me.
    Did your doctor tell you how much he/she wants your to gain in a certain amount of time? My doctor gives me my goal weight at every appointment and although I eat EVERYTHING in sight, I just can't gain.

    Answer by Marix3 at 1:48 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • I weighed 135 when I got pregnant, didn't gain anything for 3 months then I LOST 5 pounds in my 4th month because I couldn't eat and threw up everything I did manage to choke down! Don't worry about it! I only gained 30 pounds my whole pregnancy, when I was 9 months I looked more like 6 and I had a very healthy 7 pound bouncing little girl!

    Answer by mommabear2008 at 1:57 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • I've only got 4 months left and have only gained about 10. Because of my starting weight (overweight but not obese) I should only gain about 20 the WHOLE pregnancy! As long as you are eating healthy and not over-exercising, I think you'll be fine!

    Answer by trebelcleff at 2:05 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • I only gained 7lbs with my first and my dr was ok with it.

    Answer by mommyflynn5 at 2:24 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • my doctor would freak if i only gained 5lbs by the fifth month. i always start my pregnancies out under weight. not by choice though.

    Answer by mrssundin at 2:31 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • I have lost 17 lbs this pregnancy and i am 30 wks today so as long as you are eating healthy and not starving yourself and not gaining on purpose you should be fine!

    Answer by sierramaesmommy at 4:36 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Yeah, I lost weight with both my pregnancies. The first one, I didn't gain until I was 7 or 8 months.

    Answer by smzuzu at 4:40 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • You should be fine. If there is a problem with you not gaining enough weight your doctor will tell you. Im 31 wks now and i have only gaind 8 pounds. I was only about2 or 3 pounds heavier when i was 5 months. Most people dont start getting bigger till they are in their 6th to 7th month. Just dont stress about it. Im sure everything is fine

    Answer by Shelii at 5:12 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • I didn't gain any weight with any of my babies until 28 weeks then gained like crazy until 40 weeks but gained about 16-20 total with all three pregnancies.

    Answer by Kimx3babies at 5:41 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • I'm almost 6 months pregnant and have only gained 3-4 lbs so far (only 1 lb or so since my 1st doctors visit). I keep thinking that any day I'll start gaining the weight, but I think since I was still a little overweight (from having my 1st child) I'm just not needing to gain as much right now. Baby is healthy weight so the doctors are perfectly fine with my weight gain.

    Answer by Val1313 at 8:36 PM on May. 9, 2009

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