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Isn't this alot to have gained?

I had my 16 weeks checkup today and I have gained 9 lbs. Doesn't this seem like a lot? With my daughter I had only gained 4 at this point. I am way more active, exercise at least 3 times a week and am eating somewhat better. So how can this be?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:49 PM on Mar. 30, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • It's fine.

    Answer by mompam at 2:50 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • seems like a lot. There's not much baby and not much fluid or anything in there to be weighing you down yet.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 2:51 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Seems fine to me. My doctor told me that a pregnant mom should only gain 20-30 pounds overall AT MOST. The majority of the weight gain happens in the last trimester too.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 2:53 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • All babies are different, I gained almost 10 lbs in just one month with this baby and my dr said it was normal, I have only gained like 20 all together so far this pregnancy and am 35 weeks. so i guess if your dr isnt concerned, its ok. just keep doing what u r doing.

    Answer by sarahlu at 2:55 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • No worries... Avg weight gain is 25 - 35 lbs during pregnancy. You can find an online calculator to check pregnancy weight. You are in a good place...

    Answer by Elysium927 at 3:01 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I am eating healthy too and drinking lots of water and I am 21 weeks pregnant and have already gained 35 pounds

    Answer by mommy5409 at 3:02 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I have gained more this pregnancy then w/ my 1st. I think you are doing fine.

    Answer by momoflilangel at 3:14 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Each pregnancy is so different. With my first child I actually lost weight (bc of extreme morning sickness) the first semester (which my dr told me was fine bc I was a little overweight when I got pregnant). With my second I gained steadily all the way through.

    Answer by Kword at 3:25 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I just went for my 16 week check up too. Gain 10lbs total.

    Answer by shynu at 5:12 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • i gained 20 within the first few months. i don't know how it happened really but it happened with all three and though i gained 60 lbs each time (yeah i know, it's a lot) i lost it fairly quickly every time and i'm pretty skinny now. for myself i think i'm so skinny normally that my body needed that extra for the giant babies i birthed! haha. don't worry too much, but make sure to eat healthy no matter what! :)

    Answer by juliness at 5:15 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

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