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November 13th, 2012, 07:07 PM
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I have a question regarding pre-pregnacy weight. I'm in my thirties and about 5'5 and weigh 114 pounds. I've always been thin all my life. I am not a big eater. I eat slowly as well, chew slowly, and I dont drink liquids during my meals, only after I finish. That's how I've been all my life. But I eat healthy and that's what matters.

I would like to know, those of you that are thin, or the same weight as I before pregnany, was gainning weight a problem? I eat slowly and I can't help it. Would that effect my pregnacy weight? Will it be difficult to gain weight? Eating slowly does prevent me from gainning weight, but don't ask me to speed it up because I won't be able too!

My waistline is 27" and I wear a size 2 usually, maybe a 4 if it's too tight. How big will my waistline get? Or will I gain all the weight in my abdomen? I guess that is hard to answer!

My doctor told me that my first preg will most likely be a c-section as a result of my thin frame, but I pray for a natural birth because i really want to experience it. So I hope me pelvis helps me out with that! By the way, am I that thin for 5'5? I don't think so...

Also, with my small frame and the weight gain, do you think I'll suffer from a lot of pelvic pain? I don't know why I have this feeling that my small pelvis won't handle my growing belly! I will do all I can to feed my baby well, as I am so terrified of having an underweight baby, but I'm also so scared of my thin frame not being able to carry the weight!! I''m scared of falling over or losing balance!! Are these irrational fears to have? please give me advice on this, thank you!!
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November 14th, 2012, 04:50 AM
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With my first pregnancy I weighed 110 and Im 5'6. I gained 45lbs and had a 8lb14oz baby, naturally. I had been that thin with my first 3kids. I did gain some weight over the years, Im now 42 and pregnancy weight is about 127 to 130lbs. I still gain about 50lbs during pregnancy and still end up my pre-pregnancy weight within 6mo or so. I have had all my babies vaginally and all of them have been big! Never had any pelvic pain or anything like that. However, even though Im small/thin, I do not have small pelvis. Its normal.
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November 14th, 2012, 08:29 AM
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Thanks for your reply and it's so nice to hear everything went well for you!

I've been told that you really don't realize your appettite during pregnancy because you feel the need to eat and that's how you gain wight.

I hope I'll be lucky enough and not have pelvic pain, or not anything too unbearable. I just felt that anyone "small" is automatically assumed she cannot deliver vaginally because of her frame, but then again the pelvis opens by itself as you get bigger. I have a doctor who is good with me, so he listens and helps me accordingly.
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November 17th, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Eating slowly can actually be helpful in your first trimester. It will ease the nausea. Don't worry. My friend is very thin, much thinner than you and she had a beautiful girl vaginally. She gained about 70lbs during pregnancy and was back to her own self 6 mo after the baby.
Expecting my sweet baby on 4/23/13
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