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Is it normal to gain 3 pounds in 1 week of the final trimester?

My doctor said 1 or 2 pounds at the most is normal but i gained 3 pounds in 1 week im 37 weeks 4 days

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Asked by lovebunny82709 at 11:25 AM on Oct. 13, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • It's fine, i would not freak about it. It could just be water retention.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:25 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Between Thanksgiving and Christmas...I gained 6 pounds. My OB was a little mad. He said I better slow it down. LOL

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:26 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • It's pretty normal. This is when baby puts on the most weight. however watch your sodium intake and drink lots of water to flush the excess out of your system.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 11:28 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I wouldnt worry about three pounds, just watch what your eating, if your not eating anything too salty or too much of anything dont worry its just the way it goes sometimes, if you are just use it as your sign to slow down.

    Answer by -LovingMamma- at 11:33 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • There is no way for you or your doctor to determin what your body will gain. Some people gain nothing at the end, and others stack on the lbs. Sure, 1-2 lbs is ideal, but the body will do as it feels best.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:33 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I would say yes, especially since at this point you are retatining a lot of water weight.

    Answer by cynprz at 5:39 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • *retaining.

    Answer by cynprz at 5:41 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

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