Weight gain with Twins?

Jess - posted on 06/02/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Doctors on HealthTap- a new health site for questions, answers and tips for pregnant women and new moms says 35 lbs is healthy with twins.

What was your experience or what did your docs say?

If you want you can check out their answers here: http://bit.ly/lw4q0p

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Ashley - posted on 06/03/2011

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I had to gain 85 pounds for my twins to be healthy..i started out as a size 2 and i had identical twins that shared a placenta so the doctors said that i had to consider where i started out weight wise and not what the typical weight gain is... I unfortanutely had to gain the weight but at 35 week pregnant i delivered my twins at 5 pounds 3 onces and 5 pounds 11 ounces..healthy as can be. So i am today so thankful for the weight i gained but yet now it just sucks loosing it..but i don't believe there is a certain weight for EVERY1 to gain it depends on each individual and what they need to gain to make their twins healthy

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Ashley - posted on 08/06/2011

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Noel, thats pretty neat that we both delivered the same time and our babies both weighed the same! I definitely hated gaining the weight but the girls are healthy and the worst part of it now is loosing the weight..but i actually just took a test a couple of weeks ago and im pregnant again! so im going to try to keep my weight off this time as much as i can just for the simple fact of the hard time i had after delivery loosing it..

User - posted on 08/05/2011

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Ashley, I also delivered at 35w4d...5lbs 3 oz and 5 lbs 12 oz! My girls had their own placentas, I'll do a DNA test when they get older because right now they sure do look identical! I gained right at 40 lbs, I was 150lbs prepregnancy and 5'4. My doctor never said one way or another about my weight gain. It does depend on what shape you are in prepregnancy. Smaller women need to gain more and larger women should gain less. As long as they are healthy, I wouldnt make a big deal out of it

Sasha - posted on 08/05/2011

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I only gained 9 lbs and carried twin boys to 34 weeks. I lost weight in the beginning. I tried to eat more, my doctor wanted me to gain at least 15 but I didn't. Boys are healthy.

Christiana - posted on 06/06/2011

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I gained 50 lbs with my boys. My doctor asked what my diet was, when I told her she seemed happy about it. I would eat very healthy, my boys together were almost 15 pounds so alot of it was baby. I lost most of the weight right after they were born.

Chairettie - posted on 06/05/2011

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My doctors recommended 40 to 50 max...I gained 38 or so...I lost all the baby weight and then some 2 weeks after they were born....I was very grateful for not gaining too much and even more grateful to have lost it right after their birth.As long as you eat good ( and of course splurge every now and then wihtout over doing it you will be fine. Gaining too much over what they recommond your likely gaining weight not due to your pregnancy but to eating to much of the wrong things. Congrats and good luck!!

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I gained 42 pounds in 37 weeks... and lost 40 by the time they were 2 weeks old!

Not too bad for starting out the pregnancy at 88 pounds. ;)

Nancy - posted on 06/03/2011

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I had horrible "morning sickness" the whole 35 weeks and weighed about the same the day before my twins were born as I did before I got pregnant. I just regret that I gained alot of weight in the few years since.

Anna - posted on 06/03/2011

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My ob/gyn recommended 35 to 40 pounds. I originally gained 35, but lost 5 lbs of water weight when I went on bedrest. My doctor never commented on my weight. She did suggest that a few extra pounds can be beneficial, especially if you plan on nursing, which I did.

Laura - posted on 06/03/2011

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I gained 60 lb with my full term twins! I am only 62" tall and I was 52" around!! My doc wasn't concerned at all and I felt pretty good and kept active for the entire pregnancy. I think if you are eating properly and not eating too much junk your body does what it needs.

Jennifer - posted on 06/03/2011

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I gained around 30-35 lbs, but I too lost weight in the beginning...I never got sick, but for the first 13 weeks I was nausea all the time and all day long! I literally lived on cereal and milk that whole time....I only made it to 35 weeks, but my doctor never said anything to me about my weight whether I wasn't gaining enough or if I was gaining too much. I agree with Jenni, as long as you are getting enough nutrition for yourself and those babies, then you are good!

Jenni - posted on 06/02/2011

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I gained about 45 lbs total with my twins. I lost some weight at the beginning though because of horrible morning (all day!) sickness, so I guess from starting weight to end weight probably more like 35 lbs and I only made it to 34 weeks. Even at that my Dr.s were telling me I needed to gain more. As long as you're trying your best to eat well, I don't think there's a "wrong or right" number to put on it. Just make sure you're getting enough nutririon for yourself and those babies!

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