How much weight have/did you put on??

Aniesha - posted on 11/19/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )




Hi Mummies:). So I thought this would be an interesting read. Apparently the ideal weight that you put on during a whole pregnancy is 15 kgs. How much weight did you put on? Or if you're pregnant, how much have you put on & how many weeks are you?

With my first, I put on 25 kgs, and that was after having 2 & 1/2 litres of amniotic fluid drained from me at 35 weeks, but I only made it to 38 wks then was induced due to polyhydramnios.

With this one, I'm 33 wks, and have put on 22kgs already, Yikes! Might add that I'm only 5'3 too:). I also did lose all my "baby fat" after the first time around, but it took 2 freaking years, lol.


Barb - posted on 11/19/2011




ooh kgs'!! I'll have to get my conversion chart.

I was 145 lbs (65 kg) when i got preggers, I lost 15lbs (6.8 kg) from morning sickness. After about the 6th month i started chowing, i couldn't get enough to eat ever. I was always hungry and when i went into labor, i was 210 lbs (95.25 kgs) So i guess for my pregnancy i gained 80 lbs (36.28 kgs) but at my six week check up i was 160 lbs (72.5 kgs) And that is where i kinda stayed for about 15 years, then i got sick and went down to 125 lbs (56 kgs) and now work hard to keep weight on.. i'm about 135 lbs now (61 kgs)

Oh, and my son was 9 lbs (4.08 kgs) and 24 inches (61 cm) .


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Ashley - posted on 12/01/2011




with my first I went from 145lbs to 188lbs so 43lbs gain, and it took me 2 years to lose exactly 1 month before I got pregnant with my 2nd. he gained me 60ish lbs from 149lbs to 210lbs but I lost nearly 30lbs giving birth to my 10lbs 2oz son. I was about 13lbs off my PPW when I got pregnant again and I am due in 5 weeks and have gained thus far 50lbs! but baby is on his way too 11lbs himself :S

Brooke - posted on 12/01/2011




With my daughter I was 48kg.. got to 60kg, so 12kg. Two weeks later the weight was gone.
My son, I was 51kg went down to 46kg then up to 61kg. 5 days later I was 52kg. I am now 5 months later 51kg and ready for my bikini lol

Nikki - posted on 11/27/2011




When I got pregnant with my son i was 100lbs when I delivered i was 173lbs. I finally lost almost all the weight and went down to 114lbs. But I am now pregnant again im 3 months and have gained 6lbs so far, hoping this time round not to gain as much as I did with the last, at least thats the plan lol

Alice - posted on 11/24/2011




hi ladies i gained
20kg with my 1st
10kg with second pregnancy twins lost to ttts 20 wks
16kg with 3rd pregnancy
and about 16kgs with my last pregnancy
it took me 18 months to lose my 1sy pregnancy baby weight and the next month i feel pregnant
by the time i had my 2nd and 3rd pregnancys i lost pretty much all of it bar a few kgs
with my last pregnancy after i delivered i found out i had high cholesterol and high blood pressure got those sorted out with some meds and went to a dietician and lost 14 kgs in 6 months im now 65 kgs which is what i was before i feel pregnant with my 1st my bodys not perfect but im happy

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I don't gain weight. Right now at 35 1/2 weeks I'm at -5lbs. With my daughter I was -1lb 5 days prior to delivery (she was born 7lbs 7oz, 3 days early).

I loose about 15-20lbs by week 25, then slowly gain back the weight in baby/fluid. I held in a lot of water in the last few weeks with my daughter. With this one I can barely keep my rings on.

Stifler's - posted on 11/23/2011




I gained about 20kg with logan but gave birth and lost 13kg at the birth then got down to 6kg smaller than pre pregnancy weight. with renae i gained 30kg and got back down to 85 kg and this si where I have stayed for 6 months.

Karen - posted on 11/23/2011




when i had my son i gained a total of 7lbs (about 3.2kg) and by the time he was 1 week old i had lost 35lbs (about 16kg)

Sylvia - posted on 11/23/2011




That's interesting, because I remember when I was pregnant reading that you should expect to gain about 25 pounds if you're at an average BMI (35 if you're classified as "underweight", 15 if you're classified as "overweight") -- which is about 11 kg. 25 kg is 55 lb!

Anyway, I gained about 35 lb during my pregnancy and lost 50 lb by DD's first birthday. I'm 5'3" also and started out around 120 lb. (Alas, DD is now 9 and I'm up to 130 lb :P)

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With Gabby i put on 16 lbs or 7.23kg. I am currently 16 weeks pregnant and I lost 10lbs or 4.5kg so far I have hyperemesis gravidarum (hg) which caused me to lose a bunch of weight due to the fact i couldn't keep food down. I'm on a prescription for it now so I don't throw up constantly, just once or twice a day now... I should start putting on weight soon.

Joanna - posted on 11/23/2011




I started, after many months of hormone treatments for IVF, AT 145lbs. I gained 34 lbs and delivered 4 1/2 weeks early, thankfully my boy was 6.2lbs (and 21 inches long!!!) And had no issues. I immediately lost 20lbs and it feel off while breast feeding. I am currently at 123 (22lbs less than when I got preggers) and back down into a 4/6. I'm 5'7 and proud of what I have been able to do with breastfeeding, working out and eating right. Back into high school size.

Kelina - posted on 11/21/2011




I gained 35 pounds with my son, 25 with my daughter and so far this pregnancy have not gained any weight but I'm only 8 weeks along. The average recommended weight gain is 25-35 lbs but most people don't care. My sister gained 50 and 55 lbs with her first two pregnancies and had a hard time getting it off afterwards. With my son, I had 13 perma pounds after he was born and my daughter 5. I probably could have lost them, I was working on it anyways, but then I got pregnant again!

Karyn - posted on 11/21/2011




I gained upwards of 70 lbs. (32 kg) with each of mine. After the first one, I lost pretty much all the weight immediately (I was, after all, 16 and had a teenager's rapid metabolism!). After my second, I lost all but about 15 lbs. (7 kg) of it. I'm a tall woman, though (6'), so the extra weight isn't a huge deal for me. Neither one of my kids was "big" - my son was 7 lbs., 14 oz., and my daughter was 7 lbs. 8 oz. You gain what you gain, period. 15 kgs would have been RIDICULOUS for me.

Sharon - posted on 11/20/2011




I gained 19kg with #1, I was starving ALL the time, he was 7lb 2oz, 8 days overdue.
With #2 I put on 9kg, 4 of which was after 35wks. My hunger hardly increased at all during the whole pregnancy. He was born on his due date at 8lb 9oz.

Sherri - posted on 11/20/2011




Sorry from the US so we do pounds not kgs.

1st - 45lbs
2nd - 17lbs
3rd - 12lbs

26wks with #4 and I have gained 3lbs.

Tinker1987 - posted on 11/20/2011




I put on about 24pounds with my Son,but lost all of it and more after he was born,but ive gained some weight back...:(

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I put on about 10kg. My baby was a little over 3kg at birth.

I was overweight (10kg) to start with though, and they encourage you to not put on too much weight during pregnancy if you're overweight already.

It actually wasn't hard to do since I was nauseated most of the time. I also had a scare with gestational diabetes (failed 1-hour test, passed 3-hour), so I tried to stay away from sugar and refined carbs.

Anyway, I actually got below pre-pregnancy weight within 2 months of delivering my son. I thought breastfeeding was going to be my way to fit and fabulousness. Boy, was I wrong. I'm pretty much pre-pregnancy weight now, and it ain't budging.

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I can't do kgs, so someone else will have to convert.... ;)

I gained 42 pounds w/ twins. I'm not sure exactly w/ my son, but it was probably around 20 pounds.... plus or minus a little. I have a crazy fast metabolism, so it's hard for me to gain weight and super easy to lose it. My metabolism HAS slowed down a little now, but I'm also 35 now. ;)

Aniesha - posted on 11/20/2011




Nice to hear I'm not the only one whose body "exploded" lol. The things we do for our kids ay!!

Ez - posted on 11/19/2011




I am 5'10, gained 35kg and got up to 109kg!!!! I had a huge belly (and I mean huge... fundal height went up to 49 at 37wks), my bum and hips 'spread' and I went from an A cup to a D. Baby was 9lb 6oz, 22in.

I lost 11kg within the first week, 15kg by the time she was a month old. Then it started coming back on!!! When she was a year old I weighed as much as I did the day I had her. It was crazy. I did WW and lost 30kg in 6 months, so I was almost back to my pre-preg weight (not size though... my body changed completely) when she was 18mths.

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For my first pregnancy I gained about 13 kgs and lost 18 kgs within the first year. For my second I gained 8 kgs, how I gained so little is a mystery. I ate enough to feed an army every day. I lost the 8 kgs within two weeks. Sadly I have gained a bit back since and even though I lost all the weight, my waist line has never been the same after my first baby.

Elfrieda - posted on 11/19/2011




My baby's second birthday is next month, and I just got down to my prebaby weight (still not skinny but not too bad) last week! Two years! :(

I was 180 lbs when I got pregnant (I'm 5'9), dropped 10 lbs in the first trimester, and then I got hungry... I crossed the 200 lb mark (!) at 205 lbs when my son was born. I'm still not sure if that means I gained 25 or 35 lbs. He was 7lbs14oz. 21.5 inches long.

Converted to kg that would be: started at 82 kg, dropped to 77, gained 16 kg to reach 93 kg at birth, and only 23 months later am back to 82 kg. I'm still not sure whether officially I gained 11 or 16 kgs.
My baby boy was 3.6 kg and 54.6 cm.

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