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August 23rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
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I know you need to gain weight during a pregnancy but I am worried about gaining to much weight. I have recently lost 34lbs so I am afraid I am going to gain weight very easy and fast due to the weight loss. So far I haven't been craving anything so that's part has been easy but yesterday and today I felt like I ate more than normal but am keeping to eating healthy. I also haven't been working out...I'm afraid since I have had one loss already.

Any suggestions on how to avoid gaining to much or will that be pretty much unavoidable if that's what my body ends up doing?
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August 23rd, 2012, 05:05 PM
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It's so different for everyone. For me, I have major food aversions and nausea for most of the pregnancy (maybe not this time?! That would be great!), so I don't gain very much. But that also means I don't have any great advice on how to keep it in check. But your doctor will, especially if you express that you're concerned about that. Good luck! I just lost a bunch, too, so I really don't want to put it right back on, either.
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August 23rd, 2012, 06:23 PM
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i'm also like Sneetch where i get horrible morning sickness throughout most of my pregnancy so it makes putting on weight a little difficult. my last baby, i only gained 12 pounds. 17 the one before that. i'm hoping and praying i don't get horrible m/s this time around and will welcome the weight gain lol.

but, i think if you maintain a healthy diet and so some mild exercise like walking your body will only gain what it needs to gain for the baby.
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August 23rd, 2012, 07:29 PM
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You can always meet with a nutritionist to discuss this. I have an appointment with one next week ... my main concern is that I have such a limited palate, even before being pregnant I never ate much because I have food issues. Now that I HAVE to eat, I need more assistance on what foods I (personally) can eat and be OK with.
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August 24th, 2012, 03:36 AM
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Some of it is out of your control. One pregnancy I ate and ate, putting on 70 pounds. I know that was too much, but I also started out pretty thin. With the 3 after that, I never put on less than 45. It didn't matter what or how much I ate. I think my body needs to be a certain weight when pregnant, and I don't seem to have any control over it. Thankfully, my OB's/midwives have never been concerned about it.
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