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Ok, first off, we mustn't obsess over this, but if any of you are like me, you might be wondering how much you should be gaining. For those of you in the first trimester, they say 3-5 pounds for the whole trimester is good, but know that lots of women actually lose weight in the first tri -I lost 8 pounds with both of my boys (and made it up later, that was or sure). This time, I only gained one pound. Naturally, this stuff varies and I was getting tired of the "usual" info out there on this topic. I found these two websites and they are extremely helpful, so I thought I'd share:
Thanks for the information, Heather! So far, I'm right on target. I'm starting out overweight to begin with so I'm hoping to only gain 15-20 pounds. Once we have our u/s I'll probably be getting a yoga for pregnancy dvd. I think the exercise will help with delivery plus I'm hoping for it to help with keeping my weight to a reasonable level.
Yes, Jessica! Exercise during pregnancy has so many benefits! I wish that I could recommend a good DVD, but I really haven't seen any that I personally like. I will say that it would be a great DVD if it addresses stretching, strength, core and kegel exercises. You can always get a good overall cardio workout by walking. I can't say enough about kegels. That was the one thing I did when I was pg with both my boys and I pushed each of them out in 15 minutes, no joke. I attribute that to my strong pelvic muscles (even though I wasn't in nearly as good of shape as I am now) and the fact that my boys were only 6 1/2- 7 pounds! Lots of things are out of our control with pregnancy, but healthy diet and exercise are two things that we absolutely can do for ourselves! Let me know if you find any good DVDs -always looking!
I'm totally hijacking your post ladies seeing as I'm not even pregnant!! I had a minimal weight gain with my first pregnancy (11kgs - approximately 24lbs i think). 2nd pregnancy I gained 15kgs (approximately 33lbs). I really think I wasn't eating as well the 2nd time round.
Anyway I didn't mind my weight gain because I loved my pregnant belly..thought I'd share a few pics - this is pregnancy no.2 (when I gained more) simply because these photos are in the right order so easier to load up!! I took photos every 4 weeks from 16 wks..
Don't know why but I missed 28 weeks.. this is 29 wks, looking terrible I might add!!!
38wks.. could have chosen clean skirt for the photo..perhaps I just couldn't see to know
40wks & counting (went into labour the next day, on my due date)
I have been looking at my pregnancy photos lately and they make me smile so thanks for letting me share ladies.
I started overweight as well and actually haven't been putting too much thought into the weight gain simply because it has to happen *wink* BUT I was impressed when doc told me I've only gained 11 lbs and my 3rd trimester starts next week...hopefully I'll stay on this path of whatever I'm doing (which is nothing LOL)
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thanks for sharing Heather this is great! I've been losing weight so far due to the m/s...so not too worried about weight gain yet i would LOVE to be in a position where i can eat and actually gain something....but these tools are way more helpful than the generic guidelines i've seen.
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