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1430191 tn?1300801416

Rapid Weight Gain

Have a question ladies...With my first, I didn't gain weight rapidly at all, however, this time around, I am 21 weeks and already gained over 12 lbs!! (my prepregnancy weight was 108 lbs) in the last week along, I gained 2 lbs as oppose to one. I find myself EXTREMELY hungry around 9 pm so I grab something to eat...

Can anyone tell me how I should stay healthy because I don't want to gain all that weight?!!

I am trying to stay away from sweets and carbs but holidays JUST passed and I still have lots of leftovers.. Also, I try to walk 2 miles every other day and swim 2 times a week...what else should I do?
4 Responses
136689 tn?1419580447
it seems you are doing all you can already, eating healthy and staying active, maybe try not to eat at 9pm but if you have to maybe a piece of fruit.
1430191 tn?1300801416
Thanks for the advice..I decided to make a green leave salad and eat it when I am hungry at 9 pm...I know it sounds horrible but if I don't eat something at that time, I go nuts! Its not a normal hunger, it feels like I don't have enough air..basically if I don't eat , I will die.  I am so surprised that I can gain so fast even though I don't really eat all that much...and my baby measured smaller on the u/s :( !!
1457254 tn?1293325966
12 pounds is great!!
I have already gained 19. :S
I think you should probably gain more since you were so small to begin with.
1430191 tn?1300801416
Hi! Do you know if those 19 lbs went mostly to your belly or everything else? I see my buttocks are expending :(  I HATE IT! But I am so hungry all the time.....I try to drink plenty of water with lemon in it but i don't think it helps. I suppose to ONLY gain 1 lb a week but I have gained 2 lbs a week so far....that's crazy!!! I don't want to be 150 lbs at 39 weeks.....
With my first, I gained total 35 lbs but I was underweight...
Is your doc worried about your weight gain?
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