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how much weight gain is typical for the average sized woman like myself?

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Asked by cuteducky at 10:55 PM on Sep. 6, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • about 10-35 pounds. good luck momma!

    Answer by candle5 at 10:56 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Each woman is different. NO ONE thought I would gain 40lbs! I started off at 122 & am 5'6.

    Answer by pinkcicle709 at 10:57 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • thank u candle5!!! i have never weighed this much before! its totally worth it, but will i ever lose it? lol :)

    Comment by cuteducky (original poster) at 10:59 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • i used to weigh 105, back when i was kinda unhealthy...but now my steady weight is in the mid 120' a bit bigger now, 160. :)

    Comment by cuteducky (original poster) at 11:01 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • with both my pregnancies I lost 20 lbs after i had my kids almost immediately. I don't think that I need to gain more than that to have a healthy baby, but i think every woman is different. I would try to stay below 30, but that's just my opinion.

    Answer by CrnchyMamaCraig at 11:01 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • yeah i heard that some women only gain like 20 pounds or so...i also quit smoking over a year ago and since then my weight has kinda gone up a bit slowly and steadily...did not really exercise much before and i regret it now because my body is totally frail and weak

    Comment by cuteducky (original poster) at 11:04 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Id considered myself average I started a size 6 and I've gained 40lbs and my ob said that was fine lol I gained 50 w my first I didn't intend on this much I've been work out watching what I eat and it just comes on quick near the end

    Answer by Kre10 at 11:13 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • usually 20-35 pounds is normal for someone starting at a healthy weight. Here is a breakdown of the weight distribution.
    Everything women is don't get to worried about it. Eat healthy, keep moving and you'll be fine :)

    Answer by tobys.mommy at 11:37 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

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