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How much weight are you suppose to gain each month? i was gaining like 5 -8 pounds. but this month i lost 2lbs. And you can tell i have lost weight. I also lost my big belly its just like a little bump all the way down now. I'm 25 wks today.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:26 PM on Oct. 7, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • 2-3lbs a month if your doc told you to gain 20-25 lbs through pregnancy. About 4-5 if your doc told you to gain 40:)

    Answer by LovinEveryDay at 4:34 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • i lost some at one point as well. may have been water retention. try not to gain too much...i gained 46 still trying to loose 18. not easy!

    Answer by CNehneva at 4:38 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • 40lbs through pregnancy is normal... i gained 80lbs :((((

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 4:39 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • From Web MD:

    You should gain about 2 to 4 pounds during your first three months of pregnancy and 1 pound a week for the remainder of your pregnancy. If you are expecting twins you should gain 35 to 45 pounds during your pregnancy. This would be an average of 1 ½ pounds per week after the usual weight gain in the first three months.

    Where Does the Extra Weight Go During Pregnancy?
    8 pounds
    2-3 pounds
    Amniotic fluid
    2-3 pounds
    Breast tissue
    2-3 pounds
    Blood supply
    4 pounds
    Fat stores for delivery and breastfeeding
    5-9 pounds
    Uterus increase
    2-5 pounds
    25 to 35 pounds

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:24 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • A well-nourished, healthy woman can expect to gain between 25 to 35 pounds during her nine months. An approximate breakdown of pregnancy weight gain is as follows:

    7 - 9 pounds of baby

    2 pounds of placenta

    2 pounds of amniotic fluid

    4 - 5 pounds of increased blood volume

    2 pounds uterine enlargement

    3 - 4 pounds of fluid in maternal tissue

    1 pound of breast enlargement to prepare for breastfeeding

    Answer by mizzmamma at 5:42 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • Any remaining pounds are a general deposit of fat required by the body for breastfeeding and energy stores

    Every woman would love to leave the hospital at her pre-pregnancy weight. You can dream about it but it's unrealistic. Keep reminding yourself that it took nine months to put your pregnancy weight on. You should allow yourself at least nine months to take it off.

    Using the following chart, you can monitor your weight gain:

    Find how much you have gained by subtracting your pre-pregnant weight from your current weight.

    Locate that number in the "Pounds Gained" column at the side of the chart.

    Then locate the week of pregnancy you are in.

    At the place where the two intersect, put a dot. By connecting the dots week by week, you can chart your weight gain. The dotted lines on the chart represent the normal high and low range for pregnancy weight gain.

    Answer by mizzmamma at 5:42 PM on Oct. 7, 2008


    Answer by mizzmamma at 5:43 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • It depends on your height and weight, or body mass index (BMI), before you conceived. You can calculate your BMI hereIf pre-pregnancy weight was in the healthy range for your height according to your healthcare provider (a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9), you should gain between 25 and 35 pounds, gaining 2 to 5 pounds in the first trimester and about 1 pound per week for the rest of your pregnancy for the optimal growth of your baby.If you were underweight for your height at conception (a BMI below 18.5), you should gain 28 to 40 pounds. If you were overweight for your height (a BMI of 25 to 29.9), you should gain 15 to 25 pounds. If you were obese (a BMI of 30 or higher), you should gain no more than 15 pounds. If you're having twins you should gain about 35 to 45 pounds. If you fall into any of these four categories, talk to your healthcare provider about how much you should gain each month.

    Answer by iloveyall2008 at 5:43 PM on Oct. 7, 2008


    Answer by iloveyall2008 at 5:44 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

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