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How much weight did you gain during your pregnancy? How long did it take to lose it?

I'm 30w5d and i have gained 30 pounds already. When i told my step mother that she made a face and said "oops!" I don't feel like i look awful, but that makes me feel like i need to slow down.

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Asked by marissaeve1 at 1:55 PM on Jul. 19, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I had DS at 39 weeks and one day over. i gained 50 lbs. (I was 180 when I had him). After having him I went down to 145 immediately.

    Answer by LyTe684 at 1:56 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • W/my 1st gain of 5 lbs
    w/my second son.. 7 lbs
    they are 10 1/2 no. aart....took 3 mo to back to pre-preg. weight

    Answer by oregonduck at 1:56 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • you probably will slow down on your own.

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:59 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • i usually dont gain or lose a certain amount.. I a hve big babies too! I always deliver at 140 lbs. My son I gained 38 lbs. my first daughter...16 lbs. my second daughter ... i gained 31 lbs, and my last one i lost 4 lbs! I delivered at 140 each time :) I leave the hospital around 128 ans am back to normal within 2 weeks!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 2:00 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I only gained 20 lbs. Started out at 115 and I'm back to 115. It didn't take long. My daughter is only two weeks.

    Answer by GinNTonic at 2:02 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I gained about 23 lbs, lost it by 3 weeks postpartum. Lost another 10 lbs in the following couple of months.

    Answer by Christina807 at 2:05 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I gained 40 pounds which is what my midwife had suggested. But I was skinny to begin with and lost it all within a few weeks of giving birth.

    Answer by LisamomofJames at 2:13 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I gained 55 with my first, whoa baby, and it was HARD to lose it, took me a good 9 months.

    I was much smarter with my second and only gained 30, with the help of breastfeeding, I lost it all within 3 months or so.

    Answer by jacksmom3707 at 2:13 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • i gained only 3pounds the assistant at the clinic told me she was jealous because she had gained so much weight

    Answer by 1LovelyAngel at 2:23 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • First trimester I lost 23 pounds. I gained that back plus 13 more by the time I had dd.

    Answer by MsHouseWife at 2:30 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

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