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13/06/2013 at 08:18
I need some reassurance please... I got on the weighing scales yesterday and i only weigh 8st 1lbs & im 25wk + 4
Surely this isnt right? or healthy. When i saw midwife last week she said i was fine and so was my little princess.
I was only 7st 8lb when i fell pregnant so i have put on weight. Im scared im hurting my baby... BUT i eat loads.
13/06/2013 at 10:08
Alot of your weight will be put on the the later stages. My friend was the same and didnt put much weight on and like you was concerned. Now she is nearly 35wk and has definately put on more. The midwives would say if they were concerned and if you know you are eating plenty then dont worry.x
13/06/2013 at 13:18
Hi Nicola, try not to worry about it, your MW/GP would say if they thought it a problem. Before falling pregnant with my youngest I weighed 10stone, I went down to just under 9stone during my 1st trimester & went down a size in clothes before my weight started to gain & I 'bloomed' into pregnancy. My youngest is now 21mths old & having breastfed for 18mths of her life I'm down to 8stone in weight & have only now been told I may need to look at regaining some to help return to my 'ideal BMI' range.
If anyone is going to suffer with your weight it will be you rather than baby (baby will feed of all your reserves so you will have symptoms long before baby starts to suffer & will normally be admitted to hospital for monitoring when you get to that stage). Just eat little & often & you'll be doing exactly what you're supposed to.
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