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Pregnancy weight gain is a controversial subject. During pregnancy you are nurturing a new life! Trust your body! However, there are some general guidelines. Many women have heard that the magic for weight gain during pregnancy is pounds.
I gained 40 pounds during both of my pregnancies. Note: Many women lose weight in the first trimester due to nausea and are just fine through the rest of the pregnancy. That said, losing weight during pregnancy is not usually a good. If you experience weight loss, consult your midwife or doctor. Also, many women begin eating more healthfully and exercising more when they become pregnant. Their bodies are going to change for the better, whether that means gaining more weight in the form of muscle or gaining less.
Conventional wisdom says that you should gain pounds in the first trimester and 1 pound per week for the rest of the pregnancy. Women who gain weight rapidly during the first trimester often slow down in weight gain as pregnancy progresses. Is all of that pregnancy weight gain fat? Stored fat for breastfeeding: Your body prepares for breastfeeding by storing some fat during pregnancy. It makes sense biologically, since postpartum moms are not as able to go out foraging—they have to be able to survive and feed baby on stored fat.
This will add about pounds. Blood supply: During pregnancy your blood supply will increase by 50 percent! That can pack on another 4 pounds of weight this can also contribute to swollen feet. Larger uterus: Of course your uterus is growing—it will increase by 2 or more pounds in weight. Placenta: You are growing a whole new organ during your pregnancy — the placenta! It will weigh 1. Amniotic fluid: The amniotic fluid that your baby is living in weighs about 2 pounds.
Breast tissue: Your breasts will grow to prepare for milk production, contributing about pounds of weight. Your body knows what it needs, and will tell you. Follow your body! Looking for info on diet? Stick with nutrient-dense foods from healthy sources like pastured meat and poultry, eggs, wild-caught fish, raw pastured dairy, and organic fruits and vegetables. Stick with natural sugars, like raw honey and maple syrup, which provide your body with trace minerals and help regulate blood sugar. Stick with healthy fats from sources like organic butter, avocados, coconut oil, and raw nuts and seeds.
This is where a high-quality, food-based prenatal vitamins come in. Find out which prenatal is best for you here. This goes without saying, but dieting during pregnancy is downright dangerous for you and baby but mostly you, since baby will pull from your reserves. It took 9 months to gain the weight, so give yourself time. Crash dieting postpartum be very taxing on the system—it can lead to health issues, low milk supply, and even gallbladder disease.
Trust that, if you are eating healthy foods, your body will gain the perfect amount of weight for you and baby. I loved eating during pregnancy and postpartum, since I knew I was nourishing my child at the most basic level. With care, your body will return to its best weight in due time.
Were you concerned about pregnancy weight gain? Share with us in the comments below! Genevieve Howland is birth educator and breastfeeding advocate.
A mother of three, graduate of the University of Colorado, and YouTuber with over 85, views, she helps mothers and moms-to-be lead healthier and more natural lives. I am 33 weeks in my first pregnancy, and I have already gained 45 pounds!
I eat fairly healthy, though I do indulge in less healthy foods now and then, but I am trying to be more careful about that now. During my second trimester I had no idea I was gaining way too fast, and I was not eating as healthy as I needed to.
If I gain a total of 45 pounds throughout my pregnancy, I will not be concerned about that. But with still a few weeks to go I am afraid that I will gain far too much. Trying not to worry and just be as careful as I can.
I am now 2 day shy of 18 weeks and I have gained almost 10 lbs! I have been experiencing nausea pretty much this whole time with very strong food aversions so my diet has done a complete I am still trying to stay active days a week but I am pretty shocked I am at 10 lbs already.
According to a pregnancy calculator I am over my ideal weight gain pattern. I gained 10 pounds in the first trimester with 5 days a week of intense exercise and no nausea and vomiting. I had a huge appetite right before I even missed my period. I rarely saw my clients gain this much so I was shocked! I was doing keto or at least super low carb then I got unexpectedly pregnant at almost 38 so the only thing that I could eat was simple carbs so I gained pounds in the first month but you must keep in mind how much is water weight.
Just saying it fluxuates so keep it in mind. I have been overweight or obese since grade school. I finally got my nutrition in track and was able to lose 50 lbs in 6 months in a healthy way. About 6 months later after my weight loss I got pregnant with my first.
I have had so much anxiety about this. Like many have mentioned, I have dealt with food aversion to veggies and have been very fatigued. I do eat healthy snacks too, but pretty much have not eaten any vegetables and eating a lot of carbs—the exact opposite of what I was doing pre-pregnancy!!
In my first trimester I thought about lasagna daily. Rice, bread and pasta oh my…. Ugh… it was frustrating but I trusted that my body knew what it needed. First trimester I walked 5k a day and I gained 5lbs. In my second trimester I was constantly hungry and all I wanted was soup and sandwiches. Mmm creamy tomato soup and grill cheese yum! I gained 20lbs in my second trimester and my exercise pretty much stopped other than moving around at work on my feet all day. My legs, feet and back were so sore, I thought my body was going to fall apart and I was still early in my pregnancy I felt to be feeling like this.
Not sure if it helped but it was good to be moving when I could. In the third trimester at one point I stopped gaining weight and one weigh in lost 6 lbs. At the next weigh in 2 weeks later those 6 lbs we back on. Forgot to mention I drink 80 0z of water each day. It was a shock on Wednesday when I stepped on the scales! Being away from a normal routine is def not easy on top of everything else going on in our country and globally, especially for empathetic people who can feel the suffering of others intimately.
I feel for anyone who has been shamed by a practicioner about their weight, especially while pregnant. It just makes everything harder and makes it easier to doubt your abilities even more.
We got this! We can do it. I was a healthy weight not overweight before I got pregnant, but I have food aversions for much of the healthy foods I used to eat pre-pregnancy, such as grilled chicken, certain roasted veggies brussel sproutsavocado, etc.
Thank you for sharing this! Every time I leave their office, I am in tears. The nurse scared me so much about GB, and then at the same time, had no idea how to feel for where the baby was positioned in the placenta! I honestly do not believe I have GB, and I am so appalled by the one size fits all approach to obstetrics.
I have already gained 30 lbs in my pregnancy, but not by sitting on my butt and eating junk food. Plus baby is active and healthy too. But the OBGYN has no sensitivity to my body type or my history of eating disorders, it truly is disempowering and humiliating to be in their office. And they focus solely on my weight, not on mental health or care or consideration for the individual. We are planning on a home birth with our midwife now, because I completely trust in the birthing process. I completely trust my body and how it is adapting and creating life.
I completely trust all the wombs who gave birth before me for centuries! My midwife completely trusts me and is an amazing practitioner who has given me WAY, WAY more information, ease, respect, and support on my transition into motherhood. OBGYN is an outdated practice! And this journey has helped me To see that it needs a drastic revamp! Awesome post. Hang in there and trust your gut on this… no pun intended. Regardless, you should not have to go through this kind of experience especially with it being a covered medical expense!
Stress truly can have a strong negative impact on anyone, let alone someone expecting and hormonal in nature. Your experience actually even angers me to a certain level. Thank you so much for sharing! Your message is valuable to us all… xo. I needed this post so badly today. Gained 5 pounds at week 13, no nausea and feeling great-except for food and weight anxiety history of eating disorder. But i eat healthy and exercise, so its good to know there are no rules.
Thank you for sharing. Im feeling much more at peace at the moment, and know that baby and i are doing good and exactly where we need to be. I am 38 years old and this is my third pregnancy. I had my first two 14 months apart and this baby will be exactly 2 years apart from my youngest.
All 3 of my pregnancies have been close together and I can tell anyone who is worried not to worry because your body tells you what it needs. I always gain 10 lbs in the first trimester and have gained 35 lbs total with each pregnancy.
I have lost all the weight and even plus some after my second pregnancy within 5 months because of a clean diet and exercise. You need the fat for a healthy baby and if you plan to breastfeed. And your bump evolves with each pregnancy. At the end of the day enjoy the time being big and round because you have precious cargo in there! We are all beautiful and unique and I promise you- no two pregnancies are the same! However have been concerned that i may not be gaining weight like i should. Is this normal, should i be concern? They work for you and are there to answer your questions.
I was 17 weeks before the scale started changing, then I rapidly began putting on weight up to 20 pounds at 24 weeks. Everyone is different, try to trust your body while doing what you can Looking for married or single female text me im 6 2 2lbs be healthy! Third pregnancy- Glad to read many of these as I have felt horrible about my weight gain so far. I was a pretty healthy eater before this, quite fit too. I need to get this weight gain instead control!
Not gaining 50 like first last pregnancy damn it! I am now 13 weeks and weigh lbs. Anytime I eat or drink something my stomach looks huge.Looking for married or single female text me im 6 2 2lbs
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The Truth About Pregnancy Weight Gain