Pregnancy weight gain

Mary - posted on 02/13/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello Ladies! This is my first time posting here.
I was just wondering general consensus. I am currently about 29 weeks pregnant with my second son. With my first, I only gained 22 pounds total. At this point, I have gained 10 pounds, having lost one sometime in the past 4 weeks. My midwife said that this is not a concern, due to my low weight gain with the first, and the baby looks/sounds like he is doing perfectly fine. I eat all of the time, I just eat really healthy.
Just wondering if anyone else had experienced this or has any thoughts on the matter.
Thanks!

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Mary - posted on 02/17/2009

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Thanks Ladies!  This really makes me feel better to hear "it's ok" from other moms.  I just seem to be all belly.  Baby is growing great, great movement and all, so I guess I'm just not going to sweat it.  :)

Katie - posted on 02/16/2009

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My weight gain was completely different with both my pregnancies - the first one, I gained about 45Lbs and the second I gained 22. I ate the same way, was just as active and kept in the same shape - my body just carried both of my daughters differently. I think that every pregnancy is different - and so is every woman's body. Eat well, keep active and the weight gain shouldn't be an issue (whether it's "too" much or "too little)

Bethany - posted on 02/13/2009

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My personal opinion is that, as long as you are eating healthy food and getting decent exercise, your body will gain exactly what it needs to in order to grow a healthy baby!



I didn't have an experience quite like yours, but when I got pregnant with my daughter, I was underweight. I barely gained two pounds in the first trimester, and the doctors and nutrition experts were freaking out that I wasn't gaining any weight! They kept telling me to eat a lot of milkshakes and other high-fat, low-nutrition foods, but I knew that I was eating healthy food, and a lot of it, and that my body would gain when it was ready. And it did! Total of 45 pounds. All out front. :-/ lol.



Anyway, as long as the baby keeps doing well, it sounds like you're doing exactly the right thing!

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