17 weeks and not gaining weight...

Ashley - posted on 04/23/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )

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I am 17 weeks pregnant with my second, ans so far have only gained one of two pounds. I eat as much as I can (sometimes difficult chasing a 13 month old around) and I haven't been doing much for exercise. I am seeing my OB on Tuesday, but I wanted to know how many other women had this issue?
I was average weight with my first and gained (ugh) 50 pounds. I lost over 30 of it, so technically I am overweight. I know that overweight moms shouldn't gain as much as average.
Any responses are greatly appreciated!

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Alicia - posted on 04/28/2010

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I am also 17 weeks and I have lost 6 lbs. With my last pregnancy I only gained like 15 lbs through the whole pregnancy. Each pregnancy is different, and it definitely is a whole different world when you already have kids to take care of. You don't eat as much as you did with your first pregnancy and you move around a lot more, even if it's chasing a toddler around the house lol. I don't think you have anything to worry about. The doctors told me that as long as the baby is growing and your uterus is growing the way it ought to, it should be fine. Just make sure that the things you are eating have plenty of calcium, protein and fiber.

Ashley - posted on 05/06/2010

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I'm pretty lucky in that I didn't have morning sickness with my first, and only a few queasy days with this one.
I saw my OB, and she told me that she would only be concerned if I was a crack addict who weighed 80 pounds and wasn't gaining weight, haha!
I just had my ultrasound (19 weeks) and the baby BOY looks great. Still haven't gained anything, but as long as my little guy is healthy, not gaining 50 pounds is a-ok! :)
Thank you ladies, it's nice hearing from others on this!

Rose - posted on 05/06/2010

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don't worry to much i am 35 weeks and i weigh less than before i got prego. Its just some people are different. I haven't gained nothing this whole time. My baby is going to be huge to. It just means your baby is eating your fat so don't stress to much. Besides most women gain alot in the last trimester. With my first i didn't gain anything untill my last trimester gaining almost 5lbs a weeks in the last month that was the only weight i gained. Than when i had her i weighed less than before i was prego. Just depends on your body!!

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Rhonda - posted on 09/26/2013

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I'm 24 weeks and I only been gaining 1 to 2 pounds I'm expecting a boy and this is my first baby I'm very petite and I feel like I'm not gaining enough any ideas or helpful criticism?

Ashley - posted on 05/12/2010

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I've finally gained about three pounds. The ultrasound I had at nineteen weeks looked good, our son was moving around and looked even a little big, haha.
I'm no longer worried! :)

Natalie - posted on 05/07/2010

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im 16 weeks with second bub! and i have a 5 month old!!! right after having my daughter i went back down to my preg pregnancy weight (well 2 weeks after) now 16 weeks and im still that same weight just with a bump!

its nothing to worry about wait till bubs gets bigger u will put the "baby weight" on then. it does not mater if you dont put anything else on as long as baby is healthy and developing well! congrats!

Stacy - posted on 05/06/2010

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I am 24 weeks and and have gained only 3 pounds, I have tried drinking ensure and everything. My doctor told that our son is bigger than average for how far along i am and there is nothing to worry about. I would talk to your doctor about and as long as the baby is growing properly you should be fine. Also women who are pregnant with a boy tend to gain less weight

Stefanie - posted on 05/06/2010

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I gained 2 1/2 pounds the 1st 20 weeks of my pregnancy & my doctor gave me sooo much grief, but it didn't matter what I did, how much I ate.. I couldn't gain weight..
im 24 weeks now.. and am up to 7 1/2 pounds heavier.. soo in 4 weeks Ive gained 5 pounds. haha. it comes eventually..every pregnancy is different and as long as the baby is getting everything it needs and is healthy.. I wouldnt worry about it. My baby is perfectly healthy and always was even without me putting on any weight. dont fret about it cuz 10 chances to 1, youll hit the 20wk mark and I swear youll look at a doughnut and youll gain the weight from it =)
good luck!

Amanda - posted on 05/04/2010

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i am 28 weeks with my first and havnt gained no more than 10 pounds. im not sure why i havent gained much weight but my dr says my baby is healthy and growing how she should be. i eat and eat and barely get any exercise.

Jennifer - posted on 05/04/2010

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I had the same problem with my baby know i am 27 wks and didnt start gaining until after 20 wks. My doc we dont worry until after 20 wks. I gain so far 9 lbs so dont worry my doc told me the baby gets first anyways!!

Sarah - posted on 05/03/2010

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with my first i started at 58kgs and went up to 72kgs, i didnt lose any of it. i am now 20weeks pregnant with my second and have not put on any weight, infact i lost 8kgs. i guess it all depends on how your body reacts to the pregnancy, i am still getting sick most days and struggle to eat large amounts so that is probably a factor in it. as long as you look after yourself and eat a balanced diet, your baby will take what it needs and thrive. you will probably find that between 21weeks and in your last few weeks you will gain the most weight as your babys fat deposits increase and multiplies in size. All the best.

Kara - posted on 05/02/2010

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Every pregnancy is different. Were you sick at all during your first trimester? I lost 8 pounds in my first trimester and didn't start gaining weight until I was about 20 weeks

Heather - posted on 04/30/2010

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I'm 14 weeks 5 days and i havent gained any weight, ive actually lost weight. but the dr sad that the baby is growing fine, so i assume that as long as the baby is growing good and your not unhealthy then i wouldnt worry about it to much :)

Lindsay - posted on 04/30/2010

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im almost 30 weeks with my first and i had the same problem i just couldnt gain weight. i suggest u make sure ur eating the right kind of foods and just wait and see.. i finally started gaining weight around twenty weeks but up until then i either stayed at the same weight or lost it. im sure ull be fine. if u get to worried about it talk to ur doctor and see what they have to say they usually know whether it is a thing to worry about or just another pregnancy thing lol

Ashleigh - posted on 04/27/2010

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Hey i had the same fears when i was pregnant with my daughter i lost round 6kgs at the start of my pregnancy and only ended up gaining 5kgs back before i had her 6 weeks early. I was atleast 23 weeks before i started gaining. Now I'm 13 weeks expecting twins and have had really bad morning sickness which i never got with my first. have lost 5kgs but am starting to slowly gain weight now.

Jaci - posted on 04/27/2010

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I am 32 weeks and have only gained 15 lbs my entire pregnancy. This may be due to the fact I lead an extremely active lifestyle, and also the fact that my husband is basically disabled (according to the military) and has a hard time doing anything for himself without being in severe amounts of pain.
I dont think its horrible that you havent gained much weight. Especially not this early.

Erin - posted on 04/26/2010

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im nearly 31 weeks and i havnt gained any weight at all, ive been losing weight instead!!!

Kirsty-Louise - posted on 04/26/2010

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im 38 weeks pregnant with my first and i was worried about that as well but i didnt start gaining any weight until i was about 24 weeks gone and even now iv only gained about 10lb in total so i wouldnt worry everyone different and just less to loose afterward ay lol x

Jessica - posted on 04/25/2010

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I was tiny when I conceived my first two. Your body is probably just using what was left from #1. Consider yourself lucky and just make sure you drink plenty of water!

Natasha - posted on 04/25/2010

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hey, I didn't start to gain weight till around 20 weeks and I am pregnant with my first :o) x

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OooOoOo - hun, if you aren't gaining weight it is fine. Honestly, even if you lose weight, it's fine. I've lost 10-15 lbs since I got pregnant...& it's nothing to worry about. With my 1st pregnancy I gained 80lbs....which I took 50 of that off before I got pregnant this time. It is absolutely fine to not gain weight or to lose weight while you're pregnant. Believe me, the baby will have everything he/she needs even if you don't gain weight :)

Kelly - posted on 04/24/2010

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I gain a total of 10 pounds and my little boy is healthly. I asked the doctor about it and they told me as long as the baby is measuring right on then don't worry about it. He did say if you're really worry then you can have ensure. What was happening with me was the baby was gaining but if my baby didn't need it then my body just burned it off. I lost weight during the first 3 months and stay the same weight until my 8th month. then i gain the 10 pounds during 8th and 9th month. Good luck and hope this kinda helps.

Tiffani - posted on 04/24/2010

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I wouldnt worry too much im 17weeks also and the first 2 months i lost 2 lbs now iv gained a total of 4 from where iw as before i was pregnant and im over weight too, i started at 168 and now im 171. im sure the months to come with will have you happy you havnt gained that much it the first trimester. good luck to you!

Marina - posted on 04/24/2010

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with my daughter i hadnt gained any weight until i was over 23 weeks. and right now ive lost about 5 lbs this pregnancy

Kiki - posted on 04/24/2010

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i am 25 weeks and i still havent gained my weight back. before i got pregnant i was 189 now im 160 i lost weight in 2 months never smoked or drank in my life now im 6 months i have gained 5 pounds back by eating flinstone vitamins

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I am having the same issue except this is my first, but i asked my doctor about it and he said that there are some women who don't really gain any weight until like 28wks or so. He isn't concerned that I haven't gained any weight, but I was and still am a little on the heavier side...Starting out I was somewhere in between 150-160 and i got up to 162.5, but then got sick with some type of tonsil infection and couldn't eat solid food...went down to 154 with that, and even though I have actually lost weight he isn't concerned.

Daria - posted on 04/24/2010

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I am 25 weeks now with my first child and I had the same fear. I just started to see my belly expand but not so much. I was a little overweight to begin with and my doctor said that when you have more weight to begin with then you won't see your stomach expanding until around 26 weeks. Just make sure they check if everything is going well...good luck!

Rebecca - posted on 04/24/2010

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I am 27 weeks with my second child and i was worried about the exact same thing! I really didn't start to gain any weight until i was just over 20 weeks! I started off at 56kg and only reached the 60kg mark at 20 weeks, now i am nearly 70kg! So i wouldn't worry too much as long as you try to eat the right foods when you can and drink plenty of water you should be fine! Ask your OB when you see them but try not to stress im sure everything is fine and the weight will come! lol!



Good luck with everything!

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