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    Hia
    So I was wondering what a sort of "normal" amount of weight gain in pregnancy is. I know its different for everyone....but is there an average?
    I am 5 months pregnant now and I have only gained 5 pounds...*shrugs*
    I have no idea if thats good, bad, or something else LOL

    Thanks a bunch

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    25-35lbs is the average, more if you're smaller to start with (weight wise, not just short ), less if you're bigger to start with.

    Unless your doc is concerned, I wouldn't be. It's amazing how much you pack it on in the last trimester! (Or maybe that's just me!)

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    What I have read....

    Underweight to begin with 28 - 40 lbs
    Average weight to begin with 25 - 35 lbs
    Overweight to begin with 15 - 25 lbs
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    I gained 17 pounds with DS#1 and he weighed 7 pounds 1/2 ounce at birth. I gained 18 pounds with DS#2 and he weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces! I am a size 12 now and before baby was quite full of muscle (I did marathons and triathlons) so I would consider myself average.

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    I gained 54 pounds with each of my 3 children. I was 102 before I had DS #1, then was 103 when I got pregnant with DS #2, was 105 when I got pregnant with DD, but dropped to 88 pounds, cause I was so sick with her and hospitalized for 9 weeks. I couldn't keep anything down.

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    I gained about 25lbs with my pregnancy. The only time in my life when the scale's numbers rising didn't make me nuts!

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    I gained 60 w/ my 1st!
    I gained 30 w/ #2

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    I gained between somewhere between 25-30lbs, but only 1.5lbs in the first 20 weeks. Near the end I was putting on 5lbs between appointments though...

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    I more than doubled my body weight with my first. Then lost over a hundred pounds of it. Then gained app.86 with my second, lost all but maybe 10 of it but sometimes I think that's just tummy flab and boobage.lol Dunno what's normal, just know no doctor was concerned and no one told me to watch my weight and hubby still thought I was cute so what did I care lol if doctors and hubby approve, I'm ok with it
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    I gained 60 with my first. With my second, 35. So far, I am at 20 pounds with this one. I gained a lot with my first during the last 3 months and with my second too. I am waiting to see what happens with this one.

    I agree with all the above. Each of us is different and unless your doc/midwife is concerned, don't sweat it.
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    I gained 32 lbs. with DD and she was 8 lbs. 11 oz. They were totally not concerned with my weight, and were surprised at how big she was. I was back to pre-preggers weight in 2 weeks.

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    I gained 40lbs with my DS but lost it all and then some by eating whatever I want not excersizing and breastfeeding lol. I was so worried and upset at the time thinking I'd never lose all the weight and I was a pregnancy failure for getting so fat. It seems so dumb to me now!

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    I just had an appointment with my midwife and she is not concerned at all about my weight....so I guess I'll just keep eating all I can and enjoy the weight coming on slowly LOL
    Also I got the results of my ultrasound and the she bean is doing great, she doesn't have 13 legs like my hubby was worried about LMAO!!!

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    DS - 28 lbs
    This one: I'm 10 weeks and last I checked I've lost 5. I look about 4/5mos at night though becuse of the bloating.
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