22 1/2 weeks pregnant. Am I gaining weight too quickly?
Topic: 22 1/2 weeks pregnant. Am I gaining weight too quickly?
October 14, 2019 / By Isidore Question:
I was at the doctor on March 3rd. I weighed 146.6. I went back today, and I weighed 151.6. I've gained 5 lbs in like 3 weeks. I've gained about 13 lbs total, according to the doctors scale. I've gained 10 lbs according to our wii. (About 148 is what it says.) I'm assuming the difference is due to my shoes and sweatshirt, but I don't know.
So, if I've gained 5 lbs in the last 3 weeks, which I have regardless of how much my real weight is.. That's a little too much, isn't it? I don't even think I should be gaining a pound a week, yet.
I know.. I'm just scared I'm going to blow up. I read about a lot of people gaining a lot in the 3rd trimester., and I really don't want to go above 175.
Best Answers: 22 1/2 weeks pregnant. Am I gaining weight too quickly?
Fenton | 1 day ago
im 34 weeks and i gained a total of 31 lbs waaaaahhh but for the past 3 wks i only gained 1 lb and a half. I started at 150lbs. MY dr. isnt concerned she said that as long as i continue to eat healthy and exercise then it shouldnt be a problem. Some women tend to gain more weight during pregnancy because of their hormones retaining fluid.
when i was around 23 wks i also gained 5 lbs in 3 weeks but after 27 wks my weight gain slowed down. Dont worry just eat healthy and exercise moderately, you should be fine.
on my first baby i gained 37 lbs and i lost 18lbs the day i gave birth and the rest i lost it in 3 wks.. :)
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Originally Answered: What is the normal weight gain for 20 weeks pregnant?
I don't think there is a 'normal' when it comes to weight gain in pregnancy. This is my second and I stacked on weight early, I have no idea why, but by 26 weeks I had gained 18kgs! Eek! But since then (doing all the same things, eating, walking etc.) I have only put on another 3kgs and am 37 weeks now.
I know 22kgs (50lbs ish) is a lot but I have no idea why I put it all on so early and I too eat healthy and only have the occasional splurge in fact I splurge more now and not gain weight than I did in the beginning. I am the opposite though the first I gained only around 10kgs but had a girl, this time around it's a boy :D
Don't worry too much about it, especially if you know you are eating well etc. My midwife was shocked by the amount I had put on when I told her because she also said that I don't look like i have gained that much (yes my tummy is big and has been from the get go) but no other body part is getting much bigger (besides now because I am all swollen) the weight is just there hiding somewhere. She also said not to worry about it and everyone gains differently.
Good Luck & congratulations :)
By the way you don't look anything but pregnant (definitely not chubby at all) and your belly looks cute!
I think you are fine. I have been wondering lately about myself too. I am 23 1/2 weeks pregnant and gained 12 or 13 lbs so far. But I think that is normal. I have heard a good rule of thumb is 10 lbs by week 20 and 1 lb per week after that which puts us right on the mark. I know what you mean though. I'm worried about gaining too much. I could probably stand to watch what I eat a little more too......But yes, a pound a week is the rule for after the 20 week mark.
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you also have to remember that it could be also water retention. pregnant women are known to retain much more water than a normal woman. i gained 10lbs in 1 month twice during my pregnancy! talk about freaking out! well i was a little above the recommded amount and i lost almost all the weight (without having to do a thing) about 4 months after the pregnancy. i had about 10-15 lbs extra from the pregnancy. i wouldnt stress about it too much. you also have to remember that this is a time when the amount of fluid in the water sack is starting to build up alot and will stop at around 32 weeks when it reaches it's peak amount. dont worry. it could be a number of things and if not, no woman (except the ones who work for hollywood) are perfect after pregnancy. :-)
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I was 157 pre pregnancy When I went to my doc at 12 weeks I was 160 then at 16 weeks I was 165.6 and At 19 weeks and 5 days I am 170. So its normal. My doctor told me I should gain between 25 to 35 pounds at the end of my pregnancy
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actually by now you should be gaining a pound a week in the first 13 weeks you should have gained 2-5 pounds and then a pound a week after that. i gained 3 pounds in four weeks so i think your weight gain is pretty normal you could actually have gained another pound or two by now and be normal.
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Originally Answered: What can I do to lose weight quickly.in about 5 weeks?
You need to do cardio and lift weights. Do some light weight lifting for starters followed by cardio (20 min.) You will build more muscle doing cardio afterwards, up to 16% more muscle. More muscle will help you burn fat. There are no quick fixes. Dieting will not work. Changing your body is a lifestyle change. Choose better foods. The Zone is a very good source to learn what moderation and balance of food to eat. You will have to sweat. This will take work. Make sure you drink plenty of water and take fish oil everyday.