Just How Much Weight In The Event You Gain While Pregnant

 

How Much Weight You Should Gain During Pregnancy?

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How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

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How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy? HEALTHY PREGNANCY WEIGHT GAIN

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How Much Weight Should You Gain in Pregnancy? | Kaiser Permanente

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Weight Gain and Pregnancy (Q&A)

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Q&A Weight Gain During Pregnancy

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How do I try and limit my weight gain during pregnancy?

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Ask your health care provider how much weight you should gain. A woman who was average weight before getting pregnant should gain 25 to 35 pounds after becoming pregnant. Underweight women should.

What Percentage of Women Are Within Pregnancy Weight Gain Recommendations? Recent studies found that only about one-third (32%) of women gained the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy and most women gained weight outside the recommendations (21% too little, 48% too much). Your weight gain should pick up so that, if you started your pregnancy at a normal weight, you’d gain a total of about 14 pounds.

In your third trimester, baby’s weight gain will pick up steam, but yours may start to taper off for a net gain of about 10 pounds. Some women find their weight holds steady or even drops a pound or two during the ninth month, when ever. How much pregnancy weight should you gain? It depends on where you started out: underweight, at a healthy weight, overweight, or obese (and whether you’re carrying twins or multiples ). Find out which category you’re in, get your target weight gain, and generate your pregnancy weight gain chart to see whether you’re on track for ending up at a healthy weight. If you were underweight (BMI below 18.5), you should gain between 28 and 40 pounds during your pregnancy.

If your BMI was normal (18.5–24.9), you should gain between 25 and 35 pounds (and 37 to 54 pounds if you’re carrying twins). During pregnancy, you only need about 300 extra (healthy) calories a day in order to sustain your baby and help them develop. Based on studies, the average and normal weight that should be gained around pregnancy (if you are considered “normal” weight) is from 25-35 pounds.

If you’re starting pregnancy at a healthy weight, expect to gain 1 to 5 pounds in the first trimester and about 1 pound per week for the rest of your pregnancy. Keep in mind that eating for two doesn’t mean eating twice as much as you usually do – you don’t even need any extra calories in your first trimester. American Pregnancy Association compiled a list of facts from some of the most authoritative medical studies and resources available on the topic of weight gain during pregnancy. For women of average weight before pregnancy, with a BMI of 18.5-24.9, the recommended weight gain guideline is 25-35 pounds. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations for BMI and weight gain are: If you were underweight before pregnancy (for the IOM, that is a BMI of less than 18.5): between about 28 to 40 pounds or 12.5 and 18 kgs extra weight during pregnancy.

If you were normal weight before pregnancy (for the IOM, that is a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9): between about 25. Weight gain depends on a number of factors including height, body type, and pre-pregnancy weight. However, most women who are carrying twins are encouraged to gain 35 to 45 pounds. Women carrying triplets are advised to gain 50 to 60 pounds.

At this time there is not enough information on quadruplets and quintuplets to suggest any guidelines.

List of related literature:

Currently, the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (2005) recommends a 25to 35-pound weight gain during pregnancy.

“Maternity and Pediatric Nursing” by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
from Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

Those women who were underweight should gain slightly more (28 to 40 pounds); those who were overweight before pregnancy should gain less weight (15 to 25 pounds) (Figure 9.6).

“Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality” by Jerrold S. Greenberg, Clint E. Bruess, Sarah C. Conklin
from Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality
by Jerrold S. Greenberg, Clint E. Bruess, Sarah C. Conklin
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2007

For twin pregnancies, the Institute of Medicine recommends a gestational weight gain of 37 to 54 pounds for women of normal weight, 31 to 50 pounds for overweight women, and 25 to 42 pounds for obese women.

“Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach” by Lisa Hark, Darwin Deen, Gail Morrison
from Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach
by Lisa Hark, Darwin Deen, Gail Morrison
Wiley, 2014

The average weight gain during pregnancy is about 25 to 35 pounds, with most of this gain occurring during the last two trimesters.

“Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology E-Book” by John E. Hall
from Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology E-Book
by John E. Hall
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Your recommended weight gain during pregnancy, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, is twenty-eight to forty pounds.

“Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition” by Holly Roberts
from Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition
by Holly Roberts
Atria Books, 2008

Specific guidelines have been established; clinicians have recommended that women with a normal weight (BMI) (20–25) gain approximately 25 lb for a singleton pregnancy and an additional 10lb for multiple pregnancies [9, 10].

“Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy” by Carol J. Lammi-Keefe, E.A. Reese, Sarah C. Couch, Elliot Philipson
from Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy
by Carol J. Lammi-Keefe, E.A. Reese, et. al.
Humana Press, 2008

Women who are a healthy weight before conceiving should gain between twenty-five and thirty-five pounds during pregnancy.

“Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal” by Phyllis A. Balch CNC
from Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal
by Phyllis A. Balch CNC
Penguin Publishing Group, 2003

If your BMI is average (between 18.5 and 26), you’ll probably be advised to gain between 11 and 16 kg, the standard recommendation for the average-weight pregnant woman.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

The Institute of Medicine recommends a pregnancy weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds (11.5 to 16kg) for women of normal body mass index and weight before pregnancy.

“Swanson's Family Medicine Review E-Book” by Alfred F. Tallia, Joseph E. Scherger, Nancy Dickey
from Swanson’s Family Medicine Review E-Book
by Alfred F. Tallia, Joseph E. Scherger, Nancy Dickey
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Weight gain should be modest during the first trimester—only 3 to 4 pounds, with about a 1-pound weekly gain in weight throughout the course of pregnancy.

“Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking” by Jacqueline B. Marcus
from Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking
by Jacqueline B. Marcus
Elsevier Science, 2013

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  • I’m 5’5 and 141lbs @ 16 weeks pregnant. My doctor told me I need to gain 20lbs. Not happening! I eat healthy and I am not unhealthy or under weight. I will maintain my debit and give my baby all he/she needs. I may gain 5-10lbs but that will be all

  • I’m 27 weeks and I’ve gained 35 pounds so far! My dr isn’t concerned about my weight but some family members on my dads side shame me for being to fat.. so I’m glad to have watched this video.

  • When considering eating healthy, you have to never fall victim to modern fad diet plans. Extreme diet plans undoubtedly are a danger for your health, especially ones that seriously restrict your everyday nutritional intake. While they may generate rapid loss of weight, these kinds of diet plans are never a long-term answer for your waistline. You should check out Custokebon Secrets on google since it is not just another fad diet where you starve yourself.

  • I am not eating and I am have in a baby and i don’t want to eat that much i just want like cake pizza but no food and I losing weight cat u plz tell me y is that

  • I just found out I’m pregnant 4weeks today. I used to walk a lot before, should I stop thinking it’s too early or should I continue now?

  • I had a c section which is harder to lose weight but I lost all of it without exercise by using of an herbal tea “mummy magic weight loss tea”

  • Thank you for this video! I know this video was uploaded quite some time ago, but recently coming across it I really needed to hear the things you’ve said. My OBGYN was harping on me for gaining 30lbs. I am 5 ft tall, 28 years old, and I started out at about 120 lbs when I was first weighed after a confirmed pregnancy. He tells me I am going to be closer to getting a cesarian, which is unfair because I really do nothing wrong with my diet (i.e eat right, walk 3-4x per week, drink my water, occasionally have a cookie or ice cream here or there but I am pregnant so duh). My sister in laws are about 5’7 so they carry much smaller than me, but that is okay because my body is different I am smaller more petite always was. I really needed to see this video<3 thank you! You were so helpful.

  • Has anyone tried Custokebon Secrets? (do a search on google) We’ve heard several amazing things about this popular fat burn diet plan.

  • I had my second daughter earlier this year and follow the pregnant model on Instagram you were referring to 😉 honestly, I can see where your coming from but at the same time she had a super healthy sized baby and looked really fit in combination with stupid good genetics….I never took it as bragging or trying to make others feel bad, even being pregnant myself, but I could see how it could maybe seem that way. Like you said, we are all different and should celebrate that. Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and enjoy it 😉

  • It still surprises me, how lots of people have no idea about Custokebon Secrets, even though many people get great result with it. Thanks to my work buddy who told me about Custokebon Secrets, I have lost crazy amounts of weight by using it without starving myself.

  • Oh my God, I am pregnant and I am gaining a little too much weight. You are supposed to gain 25 to 35 lbs while pregnant if you were a normal weight range prior to getting pregnant, which I was. I am 35 weeks pregnant and I have already gained 39 lbs.

  • When I got preg I was 96 kg n I lost 4kg during pregnancy. I’ve only gained 0.5kg n I’m 7m preg. I’m not normal weight I was 92kg after 7m I’m 92.5kg. My bmi is 41 so I’m obese! I’m hoping to lose 2.5kg in the next 12 weeks n give birth at 90.

  • Only 4 lbs of fluid? My feet and legs have pitted edema at this point (37 weeks) and my face is a moon pie! id say I have 10-15lbs of fluid retention!! It’s awful. it’s funny too cuz I started out my pregnancy so sick I lost 10 lbs and was already fit. then didn’t show any bump at all till about 6 months or so and still small bump till I hit closer to 8 months. People would say ugh you’re not really pregnant are you where’s your belly! Are you eating enough?!! then I ballooned up in the 8th and 9th month when baby really grew a lot and people said how fat I was getting. Ugh Can’t win either way so just allow your body to do what it needs to during pregnancy and ignore the critics.

  • I’m 20 week pregnant, and I can totally relate to this video. I get so tired of people asking me how much have I gained, as if that is the most important part… Thank you for giving REAL information on what is healthy, because that is the most important part to any pregnancy.

  • First of all, I want to send you prayers for a fast labor (and soon!) because I know you’re ready to meet your little guy. Second of all, AMEN to ALL of this! I started out pretty small before I had both of my boys, my BMI was around 19. I put on 50 pounds with both of them and was shocked because I’d never seen that high of a number on the scale before! I had high BP at the end of both pregnancies, actually had pre-eclampsia with the second one, so lots and lots of fluid. Every pregnancy is so different, every body is different, it’s hard to make this a black-and-white issue. I’m now back to my healthy pre-babies weight but this uterus is retired!LOL

  • At first I didn’t gain any weight I actually lost weight but then I slowly gained 10 lbs then all the sudden I gained 10 lbs in like one month and some how I’ve gained about 5-7 lbs so I’ve gained 25 lbs total already and I’m 31 weeks. I feel like I don’t need to gain anymore. I can clearly see all this weight has gone straigh to my ass and thighs and arms but I’m not even that big like my belly is not that big I only started showing at about 27 weeks. So it’s weird. I don’t know why my body would gain so much fat. I’m not overeating or under-eating and I’m drinking tons and tons of water. I just thought it was strange.

  • Does Custokebon Secrets really work? I notice a lot of people keep on speaking about Custokebon Secrets. But I’m not sure if it is good enough to lost tons of weight.

  • Thank you so much for this video. I was so scared about gaining weight during my pregnancy since I just lost 20 lbs in the past year and feel like I’m putting it back on. This video helps me put things into perspective to understand that there are things my body NEEDS to do to help my baby be healthy which includes gaining weight. I appreciate this so much. Thank you!

  • I am pregnant my 5 child I am always hungry even if I finished my food 5 minutes ago I never gain weight more than 6 kilograms ask my pregnancy but I feel like this is different I ate 7 times a day big food I am so scared maybe I am not normal. I am doing exercise 3 times a week. I am okay with everything but the hunger is killing I am 15 weeks only and I already gain weight from 58-62 which is 4 pounds I don’t want to be more than 66 my all pregnancy. What should I stop this hunger plz help

  • Next Level Diet website makes it simple. Select food you like and they give you PERSONALIZED meal plan with tips, TRAINING PLAN and healthy recipes.

  • Tacky. Those women that take pics in lingerie and show off how little weight they’ve gained, they’re tacky. And everyone should be kind and compassionate to themselves and to others. I’m focusing on being kind to myself this year. Anyway, thank you for the video!!!!

  • Honestly this made me feel a weight off my shoulders. I’m 21 weeks and I’ve gained 18 pounds already. My OB told me that it is too much weigh that I’ve gained and I need to exercise more. My job consist of me sitting for 8 hours a day staring at a computer. I do at least 30 mins of cardio a day and I don’t lose any weight. I don’t know what to say to my OB at all. She just keeps making weight a big deal to me. Plus this is my first pregnancy and I don’t want to have to stress over weight. Thank you for making this video, it has helped so much!!

  • What if you are on strict bed rest from the start? I found it really hard to control the weight since I don’t have any way to burn calories. I feel like I’m starving already, and the scale is going crazy. I’m week 24 and already gained 20 lbs.

  • Is this applicable for Asians? Coz I’m underweight before pregnancy 94.6lbs then I gain only 21.3lbs. I’m in my 37wks now and I don’t think I will meet the normal gain weight of 28-40lbs specially I’m on GDM diet now

  • I gained 40 lbs with my first baby, but I was on bed rest the whole time:/ my second was a much better pregnancy and I was able to stay on my feet and only gained 20 lbs. Now I’m on my third pregnancy and really hoping I’m able to do the same and gain only 20!

  • So if I’m not adding on calories, I’m not eating enough, so actually going to gain? I always packed weight on quickly, but would always lose it after. But still I’d like to not have to

  • I love this video. Yeah social media is crazy how can harm someone with those kind of posts. I’m 31 weeks I have gained 14 pound but because my BMI was above 25 and I feel great I decide not to compare myself with anyone else because is not fair we are all unique. Thank you for the video.

  • The issue with bmi is that it goes strictly by weight and height and muscle weighs more then fat so someone who is 5″2 and is 150 but is mostly muscle and works out alot will be considered overweight even when it’s mostly muscle the same as someone who has mostly fat content it would be much better for doctors to go by muscle to fat ratios rather then just body mass

  • Its still shock me just how some people do not know about Custokebon Secrets although many people using it. Thanks to my friend who told me about this. I have lost a ton of fat.

  • When considering eating healthy, you must try not to fall victim to modern day fad diets. Extreme diets are a risk for your health, especially ones that seriously limit your everyday nutritional intake. While they may induce rapid loss of weight, these kinds of diets are never a long-term solution for your waistline. You should search Custokebon Secrets on google search engine as it isn’t just another fad diet where you starve yourself.

  • I agree with this completely! I’m 5’8″, had a healthy BMI before pregnancy, and I’m on track to gain 30-35 lbs. by the end of my pregnancy (I’m almost 36 weeks.) I feel like many women use pregnancy as a competition when every pregnant woman should be feeling beautiful about the fact that they are sustaining the life of their growing child. Only gaining 5 pounds during a pregnancy is not an accomplishment just like being born with a fast metabolism and a naturally slender body isn’t. I think all pregnant women should be celebrated regardless if they have gained 5 pounds or 50!

  • I’m 24 weeks but overweight so I’m glad I’ve only gained 5lbs so far. I do find it strange but I’m glad. my boss hasn’t noticed yet I’m able to wear all the same clothes

  • 10 pounds in pregnancy? That s 5 kg…the baby and placenta..what about the whom and amniotic fluid and boobs…i knew at least 20 pounds if you eat as usual

  • Best of luck with the baby coming soon. I can’t believe he could be here at any moment now, it seems like you just announced your pregnancy! Sending positive thoughts your way!

  • I’m 30 wks and haven’t gained weight. My weight shifts between 183-186lbs. I started at 195lbs but got very sick in my first trimester during this covid stuff and lost 13 lbs. my doctors are okay with the no weight gain as long as baby is still growing. I’ve found it to be possible not to gain excessive amount if you’re conscious of what you eat. Because of my PCOS I follow a low carb sometimes more low GI diet.

  • I appreciate this video! My first pregnancy and I felt so awful about my weight gain because of those message boards you explained. Thank you!!!

  • This was really helpful to me. I am 24 weeks, gained a total of 15lbs so far. I gained 3kg in one month and that was shocking to me, but I am starting to realise that can be normal because it isnt me gaining 3kg of fat suddenly. I guess I can gain another 15lbs in the last 3 months of my pregnancy and still be okay! xx

  • Hello, i gained 5kgs in my first trimester this is because i ate a lot to overcome my morning sickness and my mouth taste, my height is 164 and now my weight is 60kgs im now in 4th month before my weight was 54kg

  • thank you so much for posting such an uplifting and informative video on weight gain & pregnancy! Congrats on your engagement and bundle of joy:) love from Michigan

  • Before my pregnancy I was 146 lb and I’m 5 ft which makes me an obese person but my doc still says 25 to 35 lb weight gain is ok. I should have known that it wasn’t ok. I gained about 35 lb and due soon. My baby is big.-_-

  • thank you so much for this! I needed this a lot:) I started to freak out as I have gained 14 lbs at 23 weeks. I’m 5″6 and very active and eat really clean. I just needed to remind myself my body is gaining what it needs too! I gained more at this point for my last pregnancy as I was a little underweight when I got pregnant having just run a full marathon. I find I gain lots in beginning and only a little at the end. I even lost 2 lbs before I delivered my first which is normal I guess! So may have happened for you too! Good luck! Hope baby comes soon!

  • I’m 5ft 6in about 30 weeks pregnant and have gone from 125/127lbs before pregnancy to 138/140lbs at the moment… my weight keeps fluctuating a bit..baby is normal…the gain is hard to accept but losing weight is no biggy. I’m just trying not to worry about it till the babe comes.

  • I haven’t gained a single pound at 7 months and a half!!! Hoooray! My little one is growing perfect too! �� I was probably 160 before I got pregnant, lost that from throwing up non stop, and ended up at 134 since then! ��

  • My doctor told me I should expect to gain 30 lbs which sounded like a lot at first, but once you’ve broken it down it’s not too bad! I’m just trying to eat healthy and continue to exercise (mostly prenatal routines), but like you said a little extra here and there shouldn’t make us feel guilty! I’m only just getting into my 2nd trimester and I’ve already noticed I need an extra snack or calories each day because I get hungrier than I used to! You made me feel better about that:)

  • I’ve gained 4lbs at 19 weeks, but I was about 10lbs overweight by my BMI before pregnancy and I’ve been so sick. I can tell I’ve lost weight in other areas, but my bump seems plenty big!

  • Everywhere I go, I find the same information via the internet yet doctors tell me ” every pregnancy is different”. I am 26 weeks, for instance, and have gained 60 lbs already. Its not possible for it to be all fat. By 20 weeks I gained 40. My blood pressure is awesome, Im not swollen, and my blood sugar is fine. I’m so tired of numbers being thrown around as if they were the end all be all indicator of health in pregnancy. Your body does what it needs to do. Stop trying to control something you have absolutely no control over. Stop judging yourself based on baseless and precocious “guidelines”. Just STOP!!!
    Stop complaining about your weight gain because most of you gals got nothing on me.

  • This was good! Pregnancy is so weird. I have gained 20 pounds so far and started at 150 my usual healthy weight being a tall and active person. It’s really good getting bigger though(27+1). because now that my boy is getting so big I eat very little and get full and get indigestion if I eat a bit too much so he’s been regulating my eating now lol!

  • Noone gives a shit how much you gain, soecity is wrong, fuck fitness and women who continue to workout when their pregnant, well the ones anyway who workout way to much.

  • I have never been fat but used to diet a lot. Now that I’m expecting I see how obsessed that was. I will go back to dieting after having the baby, but I’ll definetly be more forgiving to myself and aim towards getting healthier other than skinnier. I’ve gained 6 pounds on the first five months and although my doctor does not agree with me I don’t feel that is too much and don’t feel fat or anything. I haven’t been overeating or anything, just getting food my body calls for (mostly fruits and taking advantage of some sporadic pasta). I love this video, It makes me feel I’m on a good track. Thanks! I’d hate to have to worry too much about it on top of all of the other things a pregnant person has to worry about. Love this channel.:*

  • I’m considered obese and I didn’t expect to gain much weight at all. This was my 3rd pregnancy and my hardest. I couldn’t eat half the time (morning sickness was horrible). I swelled so bad and ended up basically on bed rest. I gained 30 pounds and now my little one is 3 months old and I’m trying to lose the weight.

  • Can I walk for 30 mins if my placenta has now moved upto 3.5 mm from cervix. I am 16 weeks pregnant now, earlier it covered the cervix so I was not walking or exercising.

  • Thanks for this! I told my doctor this morning I am no longer concerned with my weight gain and was looking to affirm that I’m not crazy for not being worried lol. I started at 157. I stayed there until I was 24 weeks. At my next visit I was 29 weeks, weighing 165 and she was concerned ( I don’t feel like 7 ibs in 5 weeks is bad?). Now at 32 weeks i measured 172 and she started discussing my diet, BUT I’m a vegetarian and I spend at least an hour outside with my kiddo each day. Aside from that, nausea and heartburn are returning so I can’t eat consistently. I know that I’m struggling with constipation from my iron supplement, and I’m started to get swelling. I don’t feel so worried about weigh because of that lol. 15 pounds by 32 weeks isn’t bad to me!

  • Well said… let’s enjoy ourselves and thank Almighty God for the gift of pregnancy,let’s not compare ourselves with any else, because we are unique and every body/pregnancy is different.

  • Alyssa Milano gained 50 pounds for both of her pregnancies and talks about people judging pregnancy weight in the following clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNoq-Wa65Sc start from 3:35. She talks about self love and it reminded me of what you said.

  • I was freaking out that I wasn’t gaining enough weight I’m 33 weeks pregnant and only gained 18lbs.. although I guess alot of ppl would b happy not gaining much weight I always thought gaining at least 30lbs was a normal healthy weight gain. Im glad I gained 18 lbs and I wouldn’t mind gaining more cuz iv had a rough start to begin with. I was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum which makes it SUPER hard to eat and to keep food or drink down. I didn’t start gaining weight til I was already a lil more than half way through my pregnancy. So knowing that I was able to gain something makes me happy.

  • I am slothful and not patient enough to stick to any fitness program that requires months for result. Weight loss was really a difficult job, in my opinion. Till the day I learned the strange strategies to burn fat the quickest way with out rigorous diet or exhausted exercise routine. I shed 11 pounds within a month and successfully keep unwanted fat off for years currently.

  • Thanks for this video! I think what people (doctors included) would tell you about pregnancy weight gain is very different in each countries. I live in Japan and I’m pregnant with my first baby. Most doctors here would tell you that you shouldn’t gain more than 8kg. My midwife is slightly more understanding but she still criticised that I gained too much weight (7kg) for 24 weeks. This really stresses me out since I’m trying to eat healthy and I don’t think I’m eating more than I did pre-pregnancy. I’m only half-Japanese so I thought the Japanese standard doesn’t apply to me, but by law if the doctor decides that I’m at risk because I gained too much weight, I will have to deliver the baby at the hospital instead of the midwife clinic…

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  • i love this channel, it has been helping me a lot since it is my first time pregnancy… i really enjoy following up with it. it is accurate in so many ways… week after week i notice the same developments mentioned in the videos. just wanna say thanks for all the uploads.

  • Very helpful video. Instagram was really starting to make me self conscious. I have Hyperemesis Gravidarum and I was losing weight (not fun at all) I’m happy to have gained the weight back and this video was very helpful for me. Thanks ��

  • Hi there, have you considered Fenoboci Diet Plan yet? Simply do a google search engine search. On there you’ll find a great tips about how exactly you can lost crazy amounts of weight. Why don’t you give it a chance? maybe it will work for you too.

  • The “opinions” won’t stop after the baby is born. Everybody thinks they’re Dr. Spock (probably dating myself referencing him). I may have listened to those who 1)had children and 2)I thought they were good parents with similar values. But if ANYBODY started a sentence with “WHEN I have kids, I’m going to…”, everything else I heard was blah, blah, blah. If you don’t have kids, you have NO IDEA!

  • I agree. Each time I was pregnant I was so in tune with my body. I know not all women experience it, but I felt like my body was this amazing machine and my heart and mind were aligned. I was never waring within myself about diet and exercise. Life just progressed. It was an amazing journey.

  • I’m 33 weeks pregnant and I’m really enjoying the journey to finally meet my lil amazing prince soon! �� Mothers and new mummy’s to be stop stop comparing yourselves to other pregnant women especially pregnant women on social media. 1. Look after your mental health 2. Eat mostly healthy foods and less junk 3. Please appreciate your awesome body for carrying a life that you’re in power of controlling your will power to have a safe delivery and a healthy bouncy bubba. I don’t have social media because it doesn’t serve anything good with my time. My time is valuable I use it wisely. ��

  • Crazy I’m 7 months and I’ve gained about forty already, ughhhhh…. I have never had a weight issue. I gained 40 with first about 13 years ago…. idk….

  • Agreed! I’m at a healthy BMI and with my first pregnancy I gained 40 lbs (but I had a 9lb8oz baby, no gestational diabetes or any other concerns). I’m currently 26-27 weeks pregnant with baby #2 and although I was hoping to stick closer to the 25 lb weight gain mark (with better eating habits, staying physically active, etc), I’ve already gained about 15 lbs so I think I’m going to end up closer to the 30 lb weight gain mark. Now, as I’m entering my 3rd trimester already 15 lbs down, I’ve just come to the realization that I just make big, hearty babies (I’m 100% sure that this little girl will be between 9.5-10 lbs). So although the recommendations are great as a starting point, listening to your body, eating healthy, staying physically active are what is really important (and listening to your OB or midwife!). -Your local Registered Dietitian

  • Hi! I just want to ask because I’m on my 33 weeks and already have a big baby inside my belly but I only gained 10 pounds because I’m controlling it but my OB said if the baby continuous to grow until my due date, his estimate weight will be around 4.5 kg. What I’m worrying about is I’m a petite woman and it’s difficult to deliver big babies if you are small. Do you have any advice to control the baby from becoming too big. I also don’t have gestational diabetis.

  • This was really interesting. My BMI is less than an 18.5, maybe I should gain some weight before I get pregnant… I want to be as healhty as possible.

  • thank you so much for this video. I’ve always been so slim / skinny and I’ve gained like 16-17 pounds in my 26 weeks. But everyone makes me feel so insecure and fat because they’re always making comments and telling me “omg you’re so fat now” “you’re not skinny like you were before” just comments like that & I fee terrible and ugly. And I’ve cut off like all fast food & junk food.. but now with your video I feel a bit better-thank you.

  • This is great information! I am just wondering though, body fat. I have seen many women gain weight on their legs and love handles, arms ect, when they are pregnant and they do not lose this weight afterwards. Does pregnancy make you gain body fat if you do not change your eating lifestyle and regular activities?

  • I always stay there exact same weight during pregnancy but that’s only because I barff up every single thing I eat. I’m pregnant now and gaining every with being sick. It’s crazy! Lol

  • Thank u so much for the information shared, i was jus freaking out when my doc told me that i have gained so much. please do let us know what to do and when to start my fitness regime, if its c section or normal

  • Hey Sarah, great post but just wanted to add if there is anything this pregnancy has taught me is that pregnancy comes in all shapes and sizes and there is no right or normal bump. I have actually felt the pressure to gain more weight…. I am one of those people you described as having “small bumps” (although I certainly didn’t flaunt it). I was actually afraid to post bump photos on Instagram because I felt tired of being told my bump was too small or something was wrong with me. And oh yes, I did eat very very well (holiday seasons during pregnancy is the best thing ever). The only time I felt better was when my mom told me her first three born kids were all around 6.5lbs (I’m one of 6 siblings) so made me think that maybe this is also genetic. So keep in mind, it’s actually not fun for that other side to feel like something is wrong with them either. I wanted to look pregnant early on and not look chubby in the middle, and it took a while to even get to that point!Good luck with the delivery and excited for you and your new bundle of joy! I am 37 weeks and due end of January:-)

  • Great video. Don’t be surprised if you gain more than a pound a week toward the end. The fluid retention is crazy and I remember gaining 3 pounds in one week! Total was 25 for my pregnancy but the rate of gain at the end shocked me ❤️

  • So healthy before pregnancy, I ate well, lost 45 lbs, vegetarian, worked out regularly and then got pregnant and I’m just sooooooo tired and not sleeping well, I get so sick if I don’t eat. So I eat. I’m only 8 weeks and gained 5 lbs. I’m so exhausted all the time:( I work two jobs for about 50 hours per week and have two other children. I still trying to figure this all out and not gain as much as I did with my other two children.

  • I am a plus size woman and I am proud of myself because I have not gained alot of weight. My weight is steady even before pregnancy because I don’t overeat anymore. My baby has put me on a few pounds since my 2nd trimester. I don’t believe in overrating for my baby because his dad is slim and thin so I know my baby would be the same. I am officially 27 weeks 3rd trimester!!! And I am getting a little sad and frustrated with myself because I feel like I need to be eating a little more then I do. I can go hours when I am busy without eating and that’s what I did yesterday, so now I find myself up at 2 in the morning eating an apple and banana because I am hungry and have a kicking baby. However the foods that I eat get me pretty full without overrating, I know my baby is getting all the good nutrients he needs, but I’m feeling like a bad mama already. ��

  • Its difficult for me because I lose weight in pregnancy. My first 2 I lost about 5 or 6 lbs in the first trimester and remained pretty small up until 6-7 months and I blew up! Now with my 3rd baby so far I have lost about 13lbs and Im 14 weeks. Dr. doesnt seem too concerned but I am because I dont want to gain a massive amount of weight towards the end of my pregnancy this go round

  • These are good tips if you are having a lot of junk food cravings. I think weight gain is an issue only if you are eating junk all the time because you might be missing nutrients and experience even more fatigue. Im not concerned anymore about weight gain, I’m not exercising anymore due to shortness of breath, I take an occasional walk here and there. A bad bout of fatigue and struggling with bipolar disorder, and demands at work. Im taking a medication that tends to cause weight gain. So I’m doing the best to eat well for me and baby and relax. My pregnancy has been very taxing and i’m not adding more stress by freaking out about weight gain. I hate when i hear people brag they only gained 3lbs during pregnancy, women start comparing themselves and its ridiculous. I’m in the 3rd trimester and have gained 40lbs, everyone is different. Don’t stress ladies, get your rest while you can!��

  • I gained 6pounds in 11 weeks, not me only my belly… Is this normal…. Is this because of twins… But it was seen only one fetus in 6 th week ultrasound….

  • I’m 163-164cm (around 5’3 1/2 or 5’4’’). I was around 63kg when i got pregnant. Lost 3kg during the 1st trimester and now I’m 64kg at 29 weeks (starting 3rd trimester). The bump is growing but the rest of my body slimmed down. I think there’s no one pattern of how a woman supposed to gain weight during pregnancy. I do think all the weight gain brackets are just a myth or best a reference point, but no way a standard that we pregnant folks must abide by. It’s best to be in tune w your body, your food, and your activity level. I exercise a lot more (in a safe and controlled method suitable for pregnancy of course) bc i know as the bump gets larger the rest of my body has to be stronger to mobilize myself efficiently. Having a fit pregnancy imo is tremendously helpful when it comes time for delivery and postpartum recovery. Weight is not all that important. And just like you, i do enjoy being pregnant as well. I think the bump just looks so cute ^_^!

  • I am currently 5 months and 3 weeks with my first baby. I have gained about 7 pounds so far in my pregnancy. I have been active most of my life and I am still actively training 5 times a week.

    I cannot not believe how many ladies in my gym classes that would come up to me and say that they are worried for the baby because I am being “too active” or that I am too small for 5 months. I hate having to explain that my doctors (MD, OBGYN and Fetal Medicine Specialist) gave me the OK to continue my routine (modified now), that I have regular checkups and that my baby is growing fine.

    Now I don’t go around faulting myself in class or cause any attention that would warrant these insensitive comments. You would think that they would know better since some of them have been through pregnancy. But the comments still come.

    I agree Sarah, we need to show a little more love and compassion towards each other regardless of how much weight you gain. Thank you for this video and I hope we continue to show support to each other.

  • I was 100lbs before I was pregnant, I’m 31 weeks now & 101lbs. I lost 10lbs due to morning sickness & gained that back. I don’t gain weight easily. Doctor said both of us are fine. I only eat home cooked meal, mostly vegetables, lentils, rice & sometimes meat. I think I won’t even be 110lbs in 40 weeks. I don’t know if it’s normal though. I’m 5’2″

  • I’ve been fairly concerned about my excessive weight gain, even though my OB has not been. I’m 4″9′ and I started at 140lbs (very, very active and worked out 6 days a week for over 2 hours) and am now at 165lbs. I was forced to stop all exercise aside now having to walk only, and I eat a mostly plant based diet (I do like a little cheese on occasion) and eat 1800 calories a day. Usually less because simply can’t eat that much.
    I understand that I was only supposed to gain 10-15lbs…but I don’t know what gives. At 31 weeks I hope my weight does not get any more out of hand.

  • I’ve lost 2 lbs…gained zero. I’m almost 17 weeks. But the ultrasound shows a perfectly healthy baby girl! (I stopped eating sugar after 5pm-midwife told me to do this)

  • Hmmm I’m still in the first trimester but the nausea and morning sickness have already made me lose three pounds. Im at a 28 bmi though, so I’m technically overweight-hoping it’s okay. I always thought getting pregnant I would be hungry and eat everything but I get full fast. I read that for women who start out overweight it’s okay for them to maintain their weight instead of gain-is this true??? I haven’t been to my first obgyn yet, I found out last week, so I haven’t been able to ask my doctor.

  • I really needed to see this! I’m 27 weeks and have gained 30 lbs already. I’ve been beating myself up about it so badly. I’ve decided not to worry about it and just do the best I can and worry about the weight once the baby comes. Good luck with your little guy. I know you’re anxious to meet him!

  • I’m 5’7 and weighed 148 lbs pre-pregnancy. I am now 35 weeks and weigh 180. I was wondering how I didn’t look much different because I’m not carrying big either. At 32 weeks my baby boy weighed 4 pounds:)

  • Thanks. This video made me feel way better. I have always been super slim and now i have gained so much and I have no idea where it all came from!

  • I was overweight. around 189lbs before pregnancy. I went up to 224 and lost all the extra weight in two weeks. it melted off. probably mostly water weight. lots of swelling for me.