Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Weight gain during pregnancy continues to be a hot topic. I am currently 30 weeks, and at the 20 lb weight gain mark. I gained a couple/few lbs per week early in the second trimester, but for me, the weight increase slowed down quite a bit after week 26. At my last doctor visit, I was told Baby Girl weighs in at the 67th percentile, and I have another appointment tomorrow, so we’ll see how much bigger she’s gotten. I know my belly has seemed to torpedo out (according to my husband), so I’m sure she’s gotten quite a bit bigger!

For you pregnant ladies out there – how much have you gained so far? How many weeks along are you?

For you hot mommas out there – how much did you gain during pregnancy? As I’ve said before, it seems like 1 lb per week is more rare than we are led to believe. I have seen a few doctors at my OB/GYN this pregnancy – one doctor told me that an 18 lb weight gain for me would be reasonable (what?!?!?), the other keeps saying 1 lb per week, and the third said up to 40 lbs would be normal. Wow, that’s enough to leave me confused. I’m so glad that I finally resolved to stop worrying about the weight gain, continue living my consistent healthy lifestyle, and enjoy pregnancy!

* Update to this blog: At the end of my pregnancy, I had gained a total of 28 lbs. I felt great, and had no swelling. My pregnancy weight gain was truly all “baby weight”. I really wish I had never purchased a scale during pregnancy. I was eating right and exercising, and that’s what mattered.  Some weeks I gained 3 or 4 lbs, and some weeks, I didn’t gain anything. Unfortunately, my doctors “prescription” to gain 1 lb per week made me worried when I didn’t gain enough, and discouraged when I gained more than the magic 1 lb. At the end of the day, my body did what it needed to do to make a baby! After delivery, I was nearly back to my pre-pregnancy size and weight within a week. It is certainly worth it to eat well and continue with an exercise program throughout pregnancy! Best wishes!

10 thoughts on “Weight Gain During Pregnancy

  1. Mom to be says:

    I’m 23 weeks along and have gained about 18 lbs so far (it often varies a pound or two for a few days before ‘sticking’)

    • Amanda Tress says:

      Mom to be – that sounds very healthy! Are you working out and eating well? I went to my 30 week appointment this Monday, and the Dr. said my measurements were “perfect”. I’m at 21 lbs gain right now, but it’s all belly, boobs, and butt at this point. haha.

  2. Brittany says:

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    Brittany B. (formerly Kovlak)

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    • Amanda Tress says:

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