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2 little or 2 much

I'm 21 weeks pregnant and I have only gained four pounds so far the only thing that has grown on my body is my breast...should I be worried sometimes people can't tell I'm pregnant the only ones who notice is my family what's the average weight gain at five months pregnant? My doctor says everything is fine with my weight but when people say I don't look pregnant I worry I mean I do feel pregnant there is a baby girl who's been moving in my tummy all mornin but I Jus don't look like it
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2141290 tn?1349033141
some people dont show much or even gain much.. everyone is different! as long as your doctors not concerned then you shouldnt be either.
(well try not to be lol). i know its easier said then done. ive lost a good 15 pounds but my baby is still growing like a weed as planned. as long as you feel her moving and the dr says your fine then  everything should be just fine :) Congrats and good luck!
1927715 tn?1392055940
Im 36 weeks and have only gained 5lbs and they say my baby should be around 6lbs my doctor said I.doing good. I was really small to start tho. And I wasn't huge either.
2149304 tn?1447810962
FYI Ladys remember back in the day they used to give woman adderall aka speed to make is so they didn't gain any wait. As long as you are eating so little one and your self can get all the nutrients need.
1947316 tn?1337300930
I just had my baby girl on Friday and thru the whole pregnancy I only gained a total of 3 pounds. And my princess weighed a healthy 7pounds 7ounces. Everybody is different, I was a little on the heavier side to begin with so doctors were never worried as long as baby kept measuring on track
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Congrats on ur new addition...and thank u but the reason I worry is because im not sure I eat enough its hard to eat bc I haven't really had much of an appetite since I became pregnant
1947316 tn?1337300930
I was the same way. I would go out to eat and learned to just share a meal with my 11 year old because I couldnt finish one and it would go to waste. I could only eat so much then I would get nauseous. And sometimes I just wasnt hungry. I was always telling people that I wish I could be one of those,preggo chicks who can eat and eat but it never happened. Lol I was the same way with my 16month old and I only gained 7pounds. He was 7pounds 12ounces. Just eat what you can, take your vitamins and i'm sure your little one will be just fine :)
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