Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Announcements

WELCOME PREGNANT MOMS-TO-BE!!

After posting your introduction or questions be sure to check out these resources for more information -

Pregnancy Health Center
Your Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not yet pregnant click here to check out one of our other pregnancy communities.
10 Weeks Pregnant and Feeling Fat & Low Self-Esteem
avatar
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.
Reply
 
avatar
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.
 
avatar
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!


Featuring Experts

Sarah McMoyler, RN, BSN and mother, is the founder of McMoyler Method. As a specialist in labor and delivery nursing for more than 20 years, McMoyler ...More

Helpful Tips

'Tummy Time’ May Not Be NeededExpert
According to a recent article in Parents Magazine, a new study, published in May in the journal Early Human Development, suggests that ... More
Was this Helpful?
3 of 3 found this helpful