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Is this normal?

I am 26 weeks pregnant, and only gained 14 pounds, my OBGYN says he would feel more comfortable if I gained more weight, so I have been eating 8 small meals a day instead of 6, I'm really trying hard to gain more weight, but I just cant seem to do it. Any suggestions?

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MommyBre21

Asked by MommyBre21 at 9:47 PM on Jul. 10, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • im 21 weeks pregnant and have only gained 6lbs...my doc hasn't said anything to me...but then again i am a heavy set girl so maybe thats why....i lost my whole first trimester....idk what to tell you though sorry and good luck!
    katiefernandes

    Answer by katiefernandes at 9:50 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Good luck to you too!
    MommyBre21

    Comment by MommyBre21 (original poster) at 10:02 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Some people gain more weight then others, that is just how it is. Sounds like you have gained a normal amount of weight though. Keep doing what you are doing. As long as you are eating regularly, and healthy, and you and baby are getting the nutrition you need, you will be fine.
    VBM7287

    Answer by VBM7287 at 10:33 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Thanks!
    MommyBre21

    Comment by MommyBre21 (original poster) at 10:34 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • I wouldnt worry about if baby is doing fine. I'll be 39 weeks on Tuesday and I've only gained a total of 7 lbs. My doctor was worried and did an u/s at 36 weeks because I just wasnt gaining weight (and I eat like a pig) and baby was fine. They said he was measuring at 39 weeks and weighed 7 lbs 10 oz. Everyone gains weight differently and you may not gain much more. Dont stress about it. Good luck.
    SMG1120

    Answer by SMG1120 at 10:45 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Thanks! I feel a lot better now!
    MommyBre21

    Comment by MommyBre21 (original poster) at 10:56 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • i only gained 12 pounds my entire pregnancy with my first and 15 with my second so i wouldnt worry!
    MamaSusieQ045

    Answer by MamaSusieQ045 at 11:05 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • wow i gained 34 with my first, and my hubby got skinnier, now im not gaining that much but my hubby is :)
    MommyBre21

    Comment by MommyBre21 (original poster) at 11:34 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Idk, its probably normal...Every girl is different and im sure your baby is just fine in there!
    Proudnewmommy11

    Answer by Proudnewmommy11 at 3:56 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

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