Im 28wks pregnant and havent gained any weight.

Tia - posted on 06/29/2012 ( 167 moms have responded )

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A nutritionist from WIC says its a bad thing. But my OB hasn't said anything was concerning her. My baby was 2lbs3oz at 26wks. I lost a lot of weight in the beginning and now back up to my original weight. Anyone else who lost tons of weight and getting mixed feed back from nutritionists?

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AMBER - posted on 08/24/2012

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I just had my baby girl June 29th. I had gestational diabetes and was on insulin as well. I was very strict with my diet took very good care of myself. I gained nothing during this pregnancy if you count the fact i lost 15 pounds my first trimester and gained 10 of it back by the time i delivered her. I am now 20 pounds down from my pre pregnancy weight. My baby girl is perfectly healthy and so am i. If your dr says everything is ok, then it's ok.

Claire - posted on 07/20/2012

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The WIC reps are going by guidelines that they are given by the state, the are not doctors and really cannot offer you medical advice. If you are worried ask your doctor. You will get the best opinion from them. Dont sweat it

Rachael - posted on 07/08/2012

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I also received WIC, and now that my son is a year old, we've been referred to the nutritionist twice because he hasn't "gained enough weight". His pediatrician says he is a perfectly healthy, active boy.

Now, you need to remember that not all pregnancies are one size fits all. That is what the WIC offices seem to forget. If your doctor thinks you are good, that is all that matters! Good luck!

Lisa - posted on 07/08/2012

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Oh- just wanted to add that WIC has to go "by the book" which means that every peg has to fit into the circular hole, even if it is square. They are not necessarily doctors and they do not have ALL the information. So while it is good to hear their opinion and let your doc know about it, I would take anything they say with a grain of salt (or salt free seasoning if that is your choice). ;)

If you breast feed and your child sees a doc that only uses weight/height charts for formula babies they may tell you that they are underweight or you aren't feeding them enough or vice versa. Unfortunately that is the problem with "average" anything charts. Many humans aren't average!

Melanie - posted on 07/07/2012

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Hello, I am a mom, grandmom and great-grandmom. The only pregnancy I gained weight during was my first and I gaine way too much on iut according to my doctor. My two next regnancies I lost weight all the way through. I ended up smnaller after the baby was born than n
before. My gyno was very supportive through those pregnancies and kept track of the babies weight gain even as I lost. He told me the good thing about lossing during pregnancy is you lost 2 pounds fat for every pound showing in lose. My sons are now both over 6 feet tall and perfectly healthy. As long as your doctor isn't worried just let what WIC says go in one ear and out the other. If you are healthy and the baby is growing fine, you shouldn't worry. Stress isn't good for you or your baby. Your doctor will let you know when and if you need to be concerned. Enjoy your pregnancy and listen to the doctor.

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Juliet - posted on 08/27/2012

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i dont think you should be worried.I lost 10 Kgs during pregnancy and only gained back 2 KGs in the 3rd trimester but my baby was ok.If the antenatal checkups say you and the baby are ok then dont worry.All is well.Sadly i gained back the 10kgs and more afta birth so enjoy your weight.

Candas - posted on 08/26/2012

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(Since you had originally posted this almost 2 months ago I would imagine that your situation has changed a little) …With all 4 of my pregnancy’s I lost 5+ pounds in the first trimester, from there I had to start gaining weight from a deficit. As long as you are taking your vitamins and eating well, and your baby is growing (within a normal range according to your OB) then everything is perfect. In situations such as this, where losing weight might not be the norm; I’d favor the advice of your OB because she/he is used to seeing ALL the different ways a woman’s body can/will react to pregnancy!

Diane - posted on 08/25/2012

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Is started out overweighted wasn't needing ti gain as much, but I was so morning sick that I couldn't eat for 7inths. I ended up losing 25 pounds. My baby girl, though small at 5lb 15oz, was full term beautiful and healthy. No way ti know if she was small just cause or if my nutrition did it.... But everything ended up perfect and she is now a healthy midrange 21 month old.

Lisa - posted on 08/25/2012

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Losing weight is normal to some people. You shoukd gain it back as you advance. If you are health concious and dont have cravings the the weight gain may be slow. There may be an underlying problem thats not showing. Keep to foods like milk and other daries. You may put on at the last few weeks. Things like your aoetite etc should be looked at. Try not to worry and eat in small amounts and often once you feel to or keep track of the hrs btween each eating. And ask you doctor questions like why you r not gaing weight as fast etc. Talk to other pregnant mothers. Dont compare yourself just find out how they feel, eat etc.

Wendy - posted on 08/25/2012

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I have 3 children and I lost 37, 30, and 27 pounds respectively with each one. They were all full term healthy babies weighing in at 6lbs 10oz, 6lbs 12oz, and 6lbs 14oz... I went all the way to the due date with each one and they are 23, 20, and 19 now... I delivered vaginally with each with pain medication with the first one only.... I think you will be fine since there is plenty of activity from baby... Good Luck...

Tia - posted on 08/24/2012

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wow. well im up and down with this lil girl and drs dont seem to be too concerned about it. i am actually quite relieved that other women have been through this as well. I am hoping to deliver soon. they're saying my baby is getting big in there. funny cuz she is gaining weight and im losing it. lol. well thanks again ladies for all your supportive comments. I really appreciate it :)

Kiersten - posted on 08/23/2012

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lets just say i didnt know i was pregnant until i was 21 weeks pregnant and before i found out i was only 100 pound by once i hit that 6 months mark i blew up and gained 80 pounds mostly water weight now im down to 130

Tia - posted on 08/21/2012

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@Eden Johnson. I stopped listening to them. I now only go by what the DR says :) I have gained back a few punds from the 8 I lost and my daughter is 6lbs now :) I'm 35 + 3 and she is absolutely healthy and doing well. I and my DRs estimate her to be around 8lbs at birth or close to it. Thank you all for leaving comments, it's good to know that I am not the only to get such grief from WIC lol.

Eden - posted on 08/15/2012

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They dont know shit. Sorry I completely get what you're going through though. I'm 40 weeks and 3 days now and I've gained like maybe a pound. Plus I lost weight throughout my pregnancy. If you feel good, and baby is growing good, then don't let someone from WIC get you worried.

Hollis - posted on 08/15/2012

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I only gained 11 pounds during my pregnancy and 8 of it was my daughter. My OB was actually really happy with me for only gaining that much. While it is not the norm, some women do not gain much weight during their pregnancy is what I learned. As long as your baby is moving around as much as he always has, then there is probably no reason to be concerned. Especially if your OB does not seem worried.

One explanation for the low weight gain can be found by looking at your eating habits before and during your pregnancy. I ate horribly before I was pregnant, lots of fast and easy foods. Once pregnant, I started eating MUCH healthier and my body reacted by losing the extra weight I already had stored up. That may be what is going on with you.

I can tell you that I do feel like not gaining any weight is what caused me so many issues in breastfeeding. My milk was basically like water, thin and very light in color and did not sustain my daughter for more than 45 minutes, even after eating for 2-3 oz. We had to supplement with formula very young and I would have preferred to pack on more weight than giving my baby formula at 2 weeks. Hopefully this doesn't happen to you, but start eating like crazy so you don't risk it! Good luck!

Diana - posted on 08/14/2012

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If you are overweight usually you aren't supposed to gain weight. If you are underweight you should gain at least 30-40lbs if you are normal then usually 20-25lbs

Diana - posted on 08/14/2012

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If you are overweight usually you aren't supposed to gain weight. If you are underweight you should gain at least 30-40lbs if you are normal then usually 20-25lbs

Carolyn - posted on 08/13/2012

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I wouldn't worry about it unless the baby is not the proper size when you do your ultrasounds, you're underweight or your health is suffering. I have 3 kids, and lost weight with every one, with the last one being the most. With the last one, by the time I had her, I was 30lbs lighter than when I became pregnant. The doctor was worried, but my nurse seemed to be. She was born 7lbs 6 oz. All of my kids were at least 7lbs. If I could get my metabolism to do that without me being pregnant, I'd be in heaven!! lol. So don't worry!

Debra - posted on 08/13/2012

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i had such bad sickness through my pregnancy that i did not gain any weight till i was 33 weeks so i would not worry if baby is growing and healthy then i would not say there is a problem x

Michelle - posted on 08/13/2012

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The nutritionist is not a dr. If you're dr is not worried and says you're fine then don't worry. my last baby I only gained 10 lbs total and she was 8lbs 9oz when born.

Demi - posted on 08/13/2012

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I lost 15lbs my first trimester, gained it back plus only 5 more by the time I gave birth to a healthy 9lb 5oz boy. its not about how much you eat, but what you eat. make sure the nutritional value is there.

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I know of a great nutritional drink that will help with that! And it is a great prenatal...no big horse pills!
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Tracy - posted on 08/13/2012

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I lost weight my first 3 months of my pregnancy. And believe me, I had everyone and their mother telling me its wrong. My doctor said as long as my uterus was growing regularly, then its not a problem. She actually told me to tell them to "shut up, my doc said its ok". But as long as the uterus is growing, you are feeling him/her move regularly and your doctor isn't alarmed. Then there is nothing to worry about!

Callie - posted on 08/13/2012

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I didn't gain any weight until I was about 6-7 months. By the time I delivered I had only gained 11 lbs but gave birth to a 9lb baby boy

Michelle - posted on 08/13/2012

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Your fine. I lost 25 lbs. with all my kids. And boy did I eat!!! You have nothing to worry about. You will be smaller after babythen you were before baby!! I loved it!!!

Diana - posted on 08/13/2012

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I lost 7 lbs. at the beginning with my first child & 10 lbs. with my second. On paper it looked like I only gained 16 lbs. with each of them, but I gained the amount back that I lost plus 16 more. My OB/GYN was fine with my weight & the babies were both growing like they should be. They came out at 7lbs. 4 oz & 6lbs. 12 oz. So long as your OB/GYN is in the loop about your weight loss & gain and is Ok with the progress you & your baby are making, I wouldn't worry too much about what the nutritionist says. Everyone's body is different. Keep making sure that you are eating a healthy diet full of everything you & the baby need & you should be fine.

Cyncytio - posted on 08/13/2012

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It actually like that if a woman is having hyperemesis gravidarium (excess nuaxia and vommiting)meet your OB GYN for proper care.

Cyncytio - posted on 08/13/2012

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It actually like that if a woman is having hyperemesis gravidarium (excess nuaxia and vommiting)meet your OB GYN for proper care.

Cyncytio - posted on 08/13/2012

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It actually like that if a woman is having hyperemesis gravidarium (excess nuaxia and vommiting)meet your OB GYN for proper care.

Cyncytio - posted on 08/13/2012

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It actually like that if a woman is having hyperemesis gravidarium (excess nuaxia and vommiting)meet your OB GYN for proper care.

Cyncytio - posted on 08/13/2012

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It actually like that if a woman is having hyperemesis gravidarium (excess nuaxia and vommiting)meet your OB GYN for proper care.

Cyncytio - posted on 08/13/2012

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It actually like that if a woman is having hyperemesis gravidarium (excess nuaxia and vommiting)meet your OB GYN for proper care.

Cyncytio - posted on 08/13/2012

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It actually like that if a woman is having hyperemesis gravidarium (excess nuaxia and vommiting)meet your OB GYN for proper care.

Cyncytio - posted on 08/13/2012

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It actually like that if a woman is having hyperemesis gravidarium (excess nuaxia and vommiting)meet your OB GYN for proper care.

Cyncytio - posted on 08/13/2012

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It actually like that if a woman is having hyperemesis gravidarium (excess nuaxia and vommiting)meet your OB GYN for proper care.

Cyncytio - posted on 08/13/2012

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it actually like that if a woman is having hyperemesis gravidarium (excess nuaxia and vommiting)meet your OB GYN for proper care.

Nikki - posted on 08/12/2012

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I wouldn't really worry about what WIC has to say. My friends doctor put her babyon cereal early because she wasn't gaining weight accordingly. She advised WIC so they could add cereal and they told her the baby was to early to be on cereal and that her doctor was wrong. Last time I checked the doctor is the one that went to school and WIC didn't. So listen to your doctor and your body. Good Luck.

Michelle - posted on 08/11/2012

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I didnt gain any weight for the first trimester and only gained a tiny bit in the second (this actually made my work think I was faking being pregnant because one of the other girls had fallen pregnant the month before me). In the third trimester I went bam and blew up extremely fast.

Tia - posted on 08/11/2012

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well i had gained 7 pounds 2 weeks ago and now im down 8 pounds again. i have a growth scan on thursday.. i will update on the status of my baby girl. thanks everyone i needed reassurance :)

Daisy - posted on 08/11/2012

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Went throught the same thing. At the end of my pregnancy I was at my pre-pregnancy weight and the baby weighed 9lb 8oz. He is perfectly healthy today at 4 months!

Rachel - posted on 08/10/2012

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what med did he put u on... ptu or tapazole... tapazole can cause a cleft pallet if taken during pregnancy... i too have a thyroid condition that showed up after i gave birth

Karen - posted on 08/10/2012

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If baby is healthy then don't worry! I lost 12 lbs in the beginning of my pregnancy did not gain any weight at all until I was approx 26 wks w/ my 1st child. When I got to the 32 wk mark and had only gained 10lbs my doc suggested some things I could eat to help gain a bit of weight but he was not overly concerned b/c my daughter was moving and a healthy baby. You still have plenty of time for baby to grow. If your OB is not concerned and your baby is moving and has a strong heatbeat then you probably don't need to worry. I also had WIC with both my kids - the ppl at WIC are trying to be cautious but the nutritionist should not be saying 'its a bad thing' - she should just suggest you follow up with your OB. It's not fair to make you worry like that!!

Just continue to eat healthy food, get lots of fluids and rest! And congrats on your pregnancy! September is a great month to have a baby! My due date was Sept 24th but my daughter was born Oct 1st. I myself was a Sept baby!! Oh by the way - even though I didn't gain much weight when I was pg with my daughter, she was born full-term (a bit late actually!) and weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and was 21 inches long....

Mona - posted on 08/08/2012

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yea i was 50 kg when i got pregnant then i went down to 47 and and now im 56 and im in my 39th week. You lose alot of weight at the start cause your not eating, you'll be fine :)

Janan - posted on 08/07/2012

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If your OB isn't concerned maybe you shouldn't worry either. But you know how you feel! Do you feel well enough considering you are pregnant? I lost over 30 lbs with my first baby and never gained a single pound back while I was pregnant - but my baby was perfectly fine. My OB told me that the baby would draw from my body the nutrients she needed - and it must have been true - because she was perfect. She weighed 6 lbs 12 ozs. But if you don't have a sense of well-being - maybe you should talk it over with your OB so that you won't worry about it. Good luck with your precious little one!

Autumn - posted on 08/05/2012

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I lost 15 pounds during my pregnancy as a result of eating healthier, drinking more water, and going on walks. Don't worry about what anyone has to say about it. :)

Lindsey - posted on 08/05/2012

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dont worry about it. when i pregnant I hardly showed and i might have put on a few pounds, but when I was about 6 months pregnant I was packing on the weight and before i delivered i was a 1x maternity. trust me you'll put on the weight.

Carrie - posted on 08/05/2012

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WIC is good to a point, but I never cared for their nutritionists. They were always saying opposite of what my doctor or pediatrician would say. My first pregnancy the nutritionist asked me wht I weighed pre pregnancy and she was like, "Oh, you were under weight" and I was like no, I've always been on the small side ever since birth. And then in another county, they were all like "Your kids are in the 15th percentile, because they were small, and yet the doctor said they were fine as long as they followed their curve. WIC is stupid to me, all I can say.

Gabby - posted on 08/05/2012

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If your OB says that the baby is healthy then you shouldnt have anything to worry about. I lost weight at the beginning of my pregnancy..
I started out at 100 lbs and went up to only 135.
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Jessica - posted on 08/05/2012

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If the doctor hasn't said anything I wouldn't worry. I trust my doctors over the WIC staff.

Jennifer - posted on 08/04/2012

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I didn't hardly gain anything till I was about 32wks! then it all came lol

Millicent - posted on 08/04/2012

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Relax, I am sure your OB is monitoring everything. I too lost weight my first trimester and never gained an appetite throughout my pregnancy. In my last 2 months my indigestion was so bad I hated to eat and ate very little. I gained weight of course but it was all "baby" - I gave birth to a 8.5lb baby . All's well. Listen to your body - eat healthy and get exercise.

Eva - posted on 08/03/2012

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I lost 20 lbs. with each of my pregnancies; other than the m/w telling me to add an extra snack or two, and drink more milk, there was never any mention of it. I think you're good.

Christina - posted on 08/03/2012

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I gained 15 pounds when I was pregnant with my daughter and after having her I lost 50 within the first month and a half

Christina - posted on 08/03/2012

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As long as the OB thinks you are fine, don't listen to the WIC nutritionists. They don't know your body like you and your doctor do. WIC nutritionists have spent the last 3 years accusing me of being obese. My own doctor said to only take what they say as a grain of salt.

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