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January 24th, 2013, 09:16 AM
ninja_mommy's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Just as my title states I need some advice or tips on helping to try and keep my weight gain to a minimum during this pregnancy. I asked my OB about weight gain during this pregnancy (thankfully he didn't mention anything to me.) But I got the answer I knew he was going to say, "A good goal would be to keep weight gain to 10-15 lbs."
With DD I gained 30 lbs but started at 190 lbs (which was about 30 lbs overweight for me.)
This pregnancy I started at 208 and have gained about 2 lbs now in 15 weeks.
I know this is a goal to try to keep and if my baby/body needs more I'm not going to starve myself. I've been trying to make healthy choices so far, I just get nervous about the end when baby will be gaining weight and there not being too much I can do about to not gain weight.

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January 28th, 2013, 06:44 AM
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Hi there - I totally understand where you are coming from as I am overweight and TTC. I would say just continue communicating with your OB/GYN and PCP and they will let you know if your weight gain becomes a serious issue. In the meantime, just make sure you're eating all of your fruits, veggies and swap out all of the juices/sodas for water. Try to exercise at least 30mins a day (of course nothing too intense - maybe just a brisk walk)...and don't be afraid of making it fun like taking a trip to the mall. You'd be surprised at how many HOURS of exercise you can get while not even knowing it when you're at a place like the mall!

Keep us updated - best of luck to you!!!
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January 31st, 2013, 12:31 PM
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I hear they have great prenatal yoga videos. I had one but didn't have the patience for it. I had a 1 yo and 8 mo old so I was pretty pressed on time being a stay at home mom then taking care of them.

Search online for some mini work outs, of course consult your OB for the best thing to do. One thing I suggest is not giving into the many pregnancy cravings unless healthy foods.
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January 31st, 2013, 03:06 PM
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With my fist i gained 2.5lbs the entire pregnancy. I made smart food decisions, drank TONS of water and ate several small meals a day. Having a good breakfast and eating something healthy whenever I was hungry really helped me too.
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February 8th, 2013, 08:41 AM
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I had gestational diabetes with my son. In the end I gained 15lbs, and he was 2 weeks early and still weighed 8.5 lbs! I would just try and have small snacks in between that were lower in carbs. I also tried to have protein for breakfast. I wasn't that active other than walking around my school's campus. I will probably do the same next time around, just more exercise.

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April 2nd, 2013, 03:36 PM
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I'm with you on that one. I weighed 187 (BMI of 31.7) when I found out I'm pregnant. Since then I got down to 180 and am now back up to 182 (thanks, morning sickness). I'm 15 weeks now.

The doc told me that I should expect about 15 pounds and that it's a healthy gain. The problem I have is that 15 pounds up from my start weight puts me at 202. I'm a short girl. 200 is a mark I promised myself I'd never cross again. My top weight was 208 back in 2009.

I've been trying to eat reasonably well, but the problem is that the fetus doesn't want me to. Lol. I've thrown up most of the healthy foods I've tried to eat (yogurt, salads, etc.) and have no problem keeping down starches and carbs and grease. What gives?
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