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Third trimester weight gain question
mommy_a posted:
I've heard you gain a pound a week in the third tri.. is that really true?

What have your experiences been like? Is not gaining that much weight ok?

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My weight gain in the third tri has been
  • More than 1 pound a week
  • Less than 1 pound a week
  • Who knows! I don't measure every week
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Taylove11 responded:
Hi there,

It's not true for me. I'm at 35w1d and I have only gained 17 pounds. I started the 3rd tri (26 weeks) at 14 pounds. So far, I have only gained three pounds in 9 weeks. Remember though, not everybody is the same. I HTH and best wishes!
Taryn(22), DH(29) Expecting our first after trying for 13 months! EDD 8/08. Pink team. HR on 6/9 was 159BPM
sweetbaby82 responded:
Well I will know in a few hours after my appointment how much I have gained since 24 weeks...but at 24 weeks I had gained 14 pounds. I didnt start gaining until about week 15 and since then its been about 5 pounds a month! I am hoping its slowed down a exercising more, so we will see...I am 29 weeks now
First Baby, Baby Boy EDD 9/18/10!!
dwaw02 responded:
I've actually been slowly losing weight during 3rd tri. But I'm high risk and get regular growth u/s, so we know the baby's growing well.

I did ask my doc specifically about weight gain, and she said that if you're 20-30 pounds overweight (which I am) that the baby can survive and thrive off of your fat stores through the pg. I'm thinking this is true b/c as of today I've only gained 4.5 pounds and am 37w2d. Baby is measuring average.
Angela, DS (5), EDD 7/25/10 Pink Team On Bedrest for incompetent cervix as of 3-23-10. Modified bedrest as of 5-17-10
adiconnect responded:
That's about right for me, but since 36,37 weeks I haven't gained a thing. I'm 5 days away from my due date!
AltMomma responded:
So far in my pregnancy I have gained 10 pounds. And I'm 34 weeks. I'm also overweight to begin with, and my appetite has not been the best this pregnancy. I want to drink fluids more than actually eat.
The doctors are fine with everything, they even said he may be quite big. I have an ultrasound on Friday to see how big he's getting (i'm getting a scheduled C Section)
Jennax907 responded:
I have gained 19lbs and I'm 30 weeks 4 days. I'm only 5'4 and have an athletic build. I haven't gained anywhere except my belly and boobs. I can actually still see my stomach muscles!
DH(Sean) Me(Jenna) DS (Blaine-3/28/10) DD-EDD 9/20
mommy_a replied to Jennax907's response:
thank you all for your inputs..

I am way too obsessive with everything pregnancy related!! I need to let go really!!

thanks for all the votes in the poll. Made me feel more normal!

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