10 Weeks Pregnant and Feeling Fat & Low Self-Esteem
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huggybear101 posted:
Hello,

I feel beside myself and I don't know where to turn. I previously had an eating disorder and didn't have a period for probably about 6 years. I was put on clomid to get pregnant, had a 2 day period, and got pregnant soon after. I feel like I've put on SO much weight and I'm only 10 weeks pregnant. I'm eating much more regularly than I was in the past, because I care more about my baby than anything, but the weight gain is terrifying me. I had to buy maternity clothes already. Is this normal? I have such low self-esteem and feel just awful now. Especially since no one knows I'm pregnant. I always think people must just think I'm fat. I don't understand why I'm gaining so quickly. I pray I can lose it. Any thoughts would be warmly appreciated.
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reb_hun responded:
you're probably super thin, people that are thinner tend to show a lot sooner because there isn't anything in the way. so don't worry mama!! you'll probably end up being all baby, i know i was for my last two times and i am this time too. breastfeeding helps a bunch when it comes to loses post baby weight!! with my last one i breastfed and i lost like 20 lbs after she was born, i was sooo happy!! some of that weight you're gaining isn't all you, it's baby, placenta and the amniotic fluid.
 
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huggybear101 replied to reb_hun's response:
Thank you so much for your support! It really helped reading that.

I have a fear of scales, so I don't even know how much I weighed previously or now. I don't want to know!

It's so hard to have so much pressure as women!