Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

I havent gained any weight and I'm 16 weeks pregnant... when should I generally start?

Answer Question

Asked by bmdred at 4:12 PM on Oct. 6, 2010 in Pregnancy

Level 7 (169 Credits)
Answers (9)
  • it really varies by person, no way to tell for sure

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 4:13 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I didn't gain any weight with my first and this pregnancy I have lost weight and I am 20weeks.

    Answer by DeegansMomma08 at 4:16 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • yea it varies I didn't gain any weight, i actually lost more weight, until 7months..morning sickness helped lol

    Answer by Lovin_mybaby5 at 4:17 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • By attending doctors appointments regularly your doctor will let you know if reason to worry. Eat healty, take your prenatals religiously, and attend regular appointments. refrain from any bad habits, smoking alcohol etc... Baby needs always come first. from a mother of five who are all 20 - 13 years of age. if you have questions or concerns, write them down so you remember what you want to know at next app. Remember if your not in agreement with your doctors advice, always get second opion.
    Shawna S.

    Answer by Shawna S. at 4:19 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • With my current pregnancy, I did not start to gain weight until around 22-24 weeks

    Answer by fallnangel93 at 4:22 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • It varies... With this one, I am 31wks and still haven't hit my pre-pregnancy weight, I lost so much in my first trimester... But I started going back up about 22 weeks or so...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:29 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Like everybody else says, it varies, and as long as your doctor isn't worried, you shouldn't be either. I'm actually a bit jealous, I'm 13 weeks and I already look hugely pregnant :|

    With my first pregnancy, I gained an ungodly amount of weight, even though I seriously didn't eat any more than I usually do. Of course, most of it never went away, either, sigh. I never had any morning sickness (don't have any with this one either), so I didn't lose anything that way. Consider yourself lucky!

    Answer by Anouck at 4:43 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I lost 13lbs this pregnancy and still haven't gained it all back, but my tummy is growing and the baby is a good size. I had tons of morning sickness. With my other 3 kids I never lost weight in pregnancy so this had been odd for me. If the baby is getting what it needs and you are eating enough things should be good. Some of my friends are -6lbs or more by the time they have their kids. All bodies are diff. If your Dr is ok with how the baby and you are growing it should be fine. You may start gaining soon or not much thru the pregnancy. It is all diff for each person

    Answer by KaraMia15 at 5:09 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I didn't gain weight with my last pregnancy until the end. I only gained 10 lbs total I think.

    Answer by nicki.hemingway at 9:41 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.