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!