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    Default Weight gain at 18 weeks

    I was just wondering how much weight you gained by 18 weeks. I am just curious....I am 18 weeks and not sure how much I should have gained by now. I have gained 5-6 pounds....

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    With my first I think i had gained about 5lbs (bc I had lost 5, then gained that plus a new 5 back on). With my second, probably about 10? Are you concerned? It doesn't sound bad. Most of the weight jumps on in the last few months. Also depends on where you started!

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    I would say as long as your Dr. isn't concerned, then there is no reason for you to be concerned. I think it's different for everyone.
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    I am not concerened, just curious as to what others have gained by this point, as it's my first pregnancy. Not sure what's good, bad, normal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyhoundlover View Post
    I am not concerened, just curious as to what others have gained by this point, as it's my first pregnancy. Not sure what's good, bad, normal!

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    LOL, then don't go by me! I ended up gaining 45lbs with my first and 37lbs with the second. Aim for lower than that

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    I gained 23 with my first and 19 with my 2nd. That sounds about good for how far you are, it all depends on so much though- your frame size, if you end up retaining water, if you have/had morning sickness and how much you were able to keep down, how ferocious your appitite is, mine was insane, but I managed to cut out all sugar and junk food, and thats how much I gained doing that, I was not on a diet, though I wanted to eat as healthy as I could, and not have to gain more the neccissary. I am tiny though 5 ft, some ppl taller gain less then I did, some ppl smaller gain more, it is so individual. Congrats btw

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    With my second I had gained 11lbs by the time i was 7 weeks. My first by 18 weeks I think I had gained somewhere around 14-15lbs(that was a long time ago so I can't remember exactly lol).
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    I gained 72lbs with my first (I was a special diet because of my hypoglycemia) and had lost all but 10lbs of that when I got preggo with my second 7 months later and gained 30lbs with my 'normal' pregnancy.
    This time I've gained 7lbs so far (I don't get morning sickness so I end up gaining more then 'normal' in the first bit then the books say).

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    I am 20 weeks now & have gained 7 lbs total this is my third I'd say you're doing great so far ...

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    Everybody is so different, comparison isn't a good thing LOL! I had gained two pounds when I discovered I was pg (that was one of my 'signs' since I don't ever just gain weight). I was a month along both times I found out.

    Sounds like you're doing well.

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    Thanks ladies, I am 19 weeks tomorrow, I weighed myself this morning and am at 6lbs!
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    I'm 23 weeks and have gained 9 lbs so far.

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