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How much weight to gain is normal

im 5'1 and my first three months of prego i lost 3 pounds was only sick twice and on my fourth visit i gained only those three pounds back my next visit is next week and ill be 22 weeks i am starting to deff. show but just havnt really gained weight i eat several times a time but i do work and stay busy? just want to know what yall think thanks :)

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Brit0001

Asked by Brit0001 at 8:38 PM on May. 19, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • 25-45 lbs is normal.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:39 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • it depends if you're underweight or not. if you're at your normal weight you should gain roughly 25-30lbs. underweight roughly 35-40lbs. overweight no more than 25
    -lovingliam-

    Answer by -lovingliam- at 8:40 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • some people don't gain weight. I had an obese friend who LOSE weight while she was pregnant because she wasn't drinking beer & she was eating better.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:40 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • so as long as the baby is growing which she is i might just be loosin weight elsewhere? plus they say you gain and so does the baby gain most of the weight at the last six weeks...
    Brit0001

    Comment by Brit0001 (original poster) at 8:47 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • With my first pregnancy, I gained a grand total of 21 pounds...she was a healthy 7 pound baby! So far with this one (8 years later), I am 25.5 weeks and have gained 15. It all depends on your body! If your doctor is happy, I would be happy!
    kayleemommy03

    Answer by kayleemommy03 at 8:50 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I am 5'5 and a half before having baby number 1 I was 120 pounds and with her I was 185 by the time I delivered. I gained 65 pounds. Baby 2 I was 138 before getting pregnant when I delivered I was 181 I gained 43 pounds. This baby I am 28 weeks and 2 days. At my appointment 2 weeks ago I was already at 188. I was 138 before getting pregnant I have already gained 50 pounds. They say usually around 25-35 pounds
    mommy5409

    Answer by mommy5409 at 9:01 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • oh and my first was 8.1 and second was 8.7 and this baby they say is going to be a big baby to she is already measuring at 2 pounds and 5 ounces that was at 26 weeks
    mommy5409

    Answer by mommy5409 at 9:04 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I gained 30 with my first and no more than 15 with each consecutive pregnancy. Baby will pull everything it needs from your stores so losing weight is not uncommon. The only thing it needs that it can't get from your body is water so drink plenty. And yes most of baby's weight will be put on in the last trimester.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:07 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I didn't gain any weight until the 2nd trimester and I ended up gaining 35 lbs over all...
    elizabiza

    Answer by elizabiza at 10:36 PM on May. 19, 2011

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