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Should i have gained more weight?

Im currently 21 weeks and 4 days. I am very very concerned with the fact that when i first started out in my pregnancy i lost 20 pounds, and now ive only gained 1 back. Could something be wrong. Doctor said she's a little concerned but, i dont know what could be wrong i constantly am hungry. and, i constantly eat but, i can never get full.

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Asked by williams81209 at 9:15 AM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • If Dr isn't too concerned you shouldn't be.

    Answer by sweetpea1217 at 9:17 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • As long as you are eating when you're hungry and you are able to keep food down, you're fine. I only gained 12 lbs total with my last pregnancy, and I was only 125 lbs when I got pregnant. She's now a healthy 4 month old.

    Answer by missanc at 9:22 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Is the growth of your baby on track? If so then I see no reason to worry. Also it's still early for you. Alot of your weight gain is going to coming from 25 weeks up until the end.

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 9:22 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Baby will gain most of it's weight in the final trimester. It does pull what it needs from your body. That's why you've lost 20 pounds. Even if you only gain a 15 pounds total baby will be fine. Keep eating healthy and drink plenty of water. Water is the only thing baby needs that it can't pull from your body. Otherwise don't stress it too much.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:22 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • I lost 15 pounds with this pregnancy and haven't gain anything and I am 39wks today. Same happen with my first pregnancy and he ended up being 9 pounds

    Answer by nicjon at 9:46 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • I only gained 11 lbs during my pregnancy and had a healthy 7lb 9 oz baby

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 10:21 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • babys on track i believe. at my last appointment she was weighing 11 oz already.

    Comment by williams81209 (original poster) at 11:05 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • As long as your baby is growing and the doctor isn't worried, don't stress over it.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 12:27 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

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