Pregnancy & Birth Clubs <
04/02/2014 at 22:04
1st time mum to be worrying a little here - probably unnecessarily but still!
At what point did people start to gain weight during their pregnancy? I am 20+4 and have only gained 2lbs so far.
At my scan baby was measuring slightly above average so am not too worried, just everyone keeps saying I should have gained more weight by now and it is making me worry a little!
04/02/2014 at 22:27
I gained just over a stone in my whole pregnancy and went to 42 weeks! I didn't really have a noticeable bump until 30 weeks, so much so my neighbour only noticed I was pregnant when I had a week left. Everyone gains and shows differently so I wouldn't worry as long as your midwife is happy I wouldn't worry
05/02/2014 at 00:37
I had nothing until about 24 weeks no bump and no weight gain, everyone told me I'd make up for it, and at my 32 weeks appt I'd put a stone on about 6lb of which was the baby, but I reckon in the past few weeks I've piled on a few more pounds at least. I wouldn't worry you'll probably find you gain in the last trimester, and as long as your baby's fine and your eating well the weight gain isn't a biggie
05/02/2014 at 01:34
I'm due today and I've gained 1 st 8lbs. The baby is estimated at 8-8.5lbs so hopefully the rest is placenta, waters etc!
05/02/2014 at 07:22
05/02/2014 at 07:32
I wouldn't worry, I gained about 2 st but it was mostly at the end and I was back in my pre-pregnancy jeans after 2 weeks. 2-2.5 stone is to be expected as this shows....
05/02/2014 at 08:43
It can also depend on how much you weighed to start with - if you're overweight they prefer you not to gain so much. Also if you're quite ill in the first tri you're likely to lose weight then, and so probably only just back to your normal weight at about 20 weeks.
On the other end of the scale, I ended up putting on nearly 3 stone with C, and I hate putting on weight - by about 17/18 weeks I was getting so upset about it I stopped weighing myself until right at the end.
05/02/2014 at 08:48
So far I've put on about 5lb. I'm hoping I won't put on too much weight as I know I'll struggle to lose it after.
If the scan is showing that baby is the right size and the mw is happy I honestly wouldn't worry.
05/02/2014 at 08:53
Thank you for your reassurance everyone!
The midwife hasn't weighed or measured me since booking in, but I guess that will start at around 24 weeks?
05/02/2014 at 09:02
Of course, what imp says about baby showing to be right size and MW being happy is the most important.
I was only ever weighed at booking in appointment so don't expect them to weigh you again - it's just the fundal measurement they do.
05/02/2014 at 09:03
I didn't get weighed in my first pregnancy after the booking-in. With this one I was concerned about weight loss as between getting pregnant and booking-in I'd lost 4-5lb. It wasn't through sickness, I believe it's due to breastfeeding my one year old, and I don't want to stop. I mentioned it to the midwife and she's written it down that I'm to be weighed at my next appointment to monitor it. I've been weighing myself at home too and thankfully not lost any more, although I'm much earlier on than you are.
She suggested really taking a look at my protein (I'm a vegetarian so it's slightly harder) and having a hot chocolate made with milk at night to replace some of the calories lost through sustaining a pregnancy (and BFing in my case).
05/02/2014 at 09:41
I've just weighed myself for the first time since I was booked in, and I've gained 10.5lbs since my pre-pregnancy weight. The vast majority of that has been in the last 4-5 weeks, though. I have the opposite worry to you, I'm now worried I'm going to gain too much, as I was overweight to begin with!
05/02/2014 at 10:15
I gained soooo much with J, and he was 6lb3. My sister gained under a stone and her baby was 7lbs, so there's no direct correlation. As long as your MW is happy I'd try not to worry too much.
05/02/2014 at 10:22
I might weigh myself later (37w). I hadn't gained weight by 20w despite eating complete rubbish during first tri but was never sick. I've definitely gained wait now. I had a v obvious bump but had a flat tummy pre pregnancy.
05/02/2014 at 10:35
I gained almost nothing and baby was born healthy and a good size. I was never weighed after the booking in appointment until my due date at the hospital. If the midwives aren't concerned I'd not worry too much. We're all different.
05/02/2014 at 11:16
I only gained 9lb in the whole of my pregnancy. i wasn't ill or anything just didn't seem to put anything on. 4 days post birth i got on the scales and was 13lb lighter than before i got pregnant. so long as you're eating healthily and baby is growing i wouldn't worry x
05/02/2014 at 11:55
I also hadn't gained much by 20 weeks and had zero bump! Most of my weight gain has been happening in the last 6-7 weeks and I've now put on 1st 6lb and bubs is measuring right size. You are unlikely to be weighed by your MW but your bump will be measured and so long as they are happy you can be too!
05/02/2014 at 12:22
Thank you to all you lovely ladies for the reassurance! :)
05/02/2014 at 12:50
Jem you lucky thing!!
Continues below ad
Nice to see you! Please do nose around, sign up and join in.