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How much weight did you gain during your pregnancy?

Posted by on Apr. 15, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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New research shows gaining too little weight while pregnant may increase your child's risk of obesity. But we'd like to hear about real women's pregnancy weight gain for a story on The Stir.

How much weight did you gain during your pregnancy? How did you feel about it?

Did your doctor comment on it/have any recommendations? And do you believe how much you gained (or didn't) affected your child in any way?

by on Apr. 15, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 15, 2014 at 8:32 AM

I gained 12lbs with my first and 15lbs with my second. It was good for me to gain so little because I was overweight. I ended up weighing less each time I gave birth than I did before I got pregnant, so we joke that pregnancy was the most successful diet I ever had, lol. My doctor was very proud of me. I don't think it affected my children in any way. Both are healthy weights - the oldest is even almost too thin.

Kyndall30
by Gold Member on Apr. 15, 2014 at 8:38 AM
I gained 30 pounds. My doctor was fine with it, so I was, too. It took about 7 months to get back to pre-pregnancy size, but I never minded the extra weight. It was for a good cause :)
misskriss10
by Ruby Member on Apr. 15, 2014 at 8:41 AM

I gained 45 pounds (I had dd at 36 weeks) and my doctor never commented on how much I gained. 

VicVinegar
by Silver Member on Apr. 15, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Odd I gained 54lbs

Ods 45lbs

Yds 45lbs

So far this pregnancy I am 29weeks and I've gained about 15lbs, which is the best I've ever done so I'm really hoping I can keep my weight gain to 25lbs.

All my kids are healthy weights, they're all skinny, but healthy skinny not gross skinny!

b0bbied0ll
by Gold Member on Apr. 15, 2014 at 8:49 AM
I've always gained between 30-35lbs.
sweettea1985
by Silver Member on Apr. 15, 2014 at 8:50 AM
I started at 139. Gained 40. When I went into labor I was 179.
GhettoKoolAide
by Lighthouse Blues on Apr. 15, 2014 at 8:51 AM
I lost 50.
markswife03
by Silver Member on Apr. 15, 2014 at 8:53 AM
I gained about 45 with my first and 50+ with the other 3. I had healthy pregnancies and babies. I always went down to my usual size by the time they were a year old. My 4th is just a few weeks old, but I'm hoping it will be the same this time.
kryptomom
by Gold Member on Apr. 15, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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1st - 30 pounds

2nd - 35 pounds

3rd - quit looking at the scale at 40 pounds

jellybeanjean
by Platinum Member on Apr. 15, 2014 at 8:54 AM
About 20 pounds with both, but I was thinner with my second as he was a larger baby
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