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9 weeks and not gaining weight

i am 9 weeks and not gaining any weight is that right... i am a lil worried............
aslo sometimes i get bulges in my belly and they stick out but i know the baby is so small so how could that be???

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Asked by wiggsbabe at 1:46 PM on Sep. 13, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • It is completely normal to have not gained any weight yet. The belly bulge is most likely bloating. An unfortunate, but all too common symptom of pregnancy.

    Answer by Courtney610 at 1:48 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • you're only 9 weeks, you have plenty of time to gain weight and then worry about gaining too much.

    Answer by gracefulsky at 1:48 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • It's fine if you gain no weight at all the first trimester. The majority of weight gain will occur in the last trimester.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 1:49 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Calm down. You are only 9 weeks pregnant. Most women don't even begin really gaining weight until around 20 weeks or so.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 1:50 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I didn't gain a single lb in my first trimester. In fact I lost 7lbs. Now at 29 weeks I have only gained 10lbs (so 3 over my my pre pregnancy weight).

    Normal weight gain in the 1st tri is usually 1-3lbs so at 9 weeks you don't really want to have gained already anyway.

    The bulging is gas and bloating. Sorry it sucks, but good news is it does get better. :)

    Answer by kfroz0415 at 1:59 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • trust me once you start gaining weight you are going to want to try and slow it down with how fast you end up packing on the pounds I was the same way now i am 22 weeks and have gained a total of 15lbs

    Answer by lazo060109 at 2:28 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • If you've been experiencing morning sickness, not gaining weight is perfectly normal.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 2:30 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • could be gas, don't worry.

    Answer by SUSAN81900 at 2:37 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I think I gained four pounds by week 9 and at week 14 I've only gained 6 pounds. My doctor said it was okay as long as I gained 10 pounds by week 20 it was okay.

    Answer by MentorMel at 3:46 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • i lost weight in my first trimester and i'm in my second already and have only gained back half of what i lost. My doctor said it's normal. He said as long as i'm not losing 10 pounds every week then it's all good. I lost 8 pounds and have gained back about 5. Everyone different.

    Answer by jolee0222 at 4:31 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

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