If you were not a stick before you got pregnant...

Just curious.  I am a little overweight and I have only gained 6 lbs in almost 24 weeks.  My dr doesnt seem to be concerned and the babies were a good weight at my last u/s.  I also have GD which is making it difficult to gain weight. 

How much weight did you gain?

Does being overweight to start mean that you dont have to gain as much even with multiples?  I only gained 11 with DD#1


Re: If you were not a stick before you got pregnant...

  • Some doctors have differing view points on weight gain, some say if you are overweight then the less gained is better, others are on the opposite end of the spectrum. However with twins, all bets are off and the weight gain for a singleton is not the same as with multiples. I would just make sure to keep eating healthy and the babies will get from you what they need.

    I weighed around 200 when I got pregnant with the twins and didn't gain anything until 18ish weeks, I had lost 10lbs due to m/s at the beginning. I ended up gaining 59lbs by the time they were delivered (granted about 20lbs of it was water). My OB expressed concern that I wasn't gaining weight and they monitored me more closely, but he was happy with my weight gain.

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  • Talk to your OB and follow what they say. I lost about 20 lbs in the first trimester, and worried but they said as long as the babies are growing fine it was not a concern. I have gained about 10 lbs back, but really trying to stay below or at where I started. The babies are okay and the Drs. are too. I did not diet but really watched eating processed foods and starches. I don't have GD but have pretty much followed that suggest eating pattern.
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  • With DS#1 I gained a total of 12lbs, he was born at 40wks weighing in at 9.5lbs.  With the twins, I gained a total of 18lbs, they were born at 35.6wks weighing in at 5.3 & 6.2lbs.  I ate very healthy (but A LOT) with both pregnancies and really thought I would gain much more than what I did.  If your doc is not concerned then I would not be either.  Just stay off the crappy foods and drink plenty of water.
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  • I'm going through the exact same thing. I've put on about 3 - 5 pounds so far. Diagnosed with GD at 12 weeks. 

    But the babies are growing well and I am eating healthy so I am trying hard not to stress out. 

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  • Initially I gained about 12 lbs in the first tri, but at my last visit I lost 3. Nobody seems to be concerned so far. All of my weight is definitely going to my belly (thank goodness because I don't need more in my butt!).
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  • Dr. Luke has a chart in her book. It calculates your BMI and then based on that tells you how much weight you should gain for twins. My MFM had a copy of the chart and used it to calculate what my weight gain goal should be. My OB's office needed to be educated on what my weight gain should be and MFM spoke with them about it.
  • I am 5'3" and weighed 190 pre-pregnancy.  I gained 43 lbs with the quads and they weighed in at around 16 lbs total.  By my 2 week check I had lost all but 2 lbs.
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  • As of my 18 week appt I had only gained 4.  I had severe morning sickness, so that could have contributed to it, but my doctors aren't concerned at all.
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  • At my 20 week appointment I had gained 7 lbs. By my 24 week appointment, I had gained a total of 20 lbs. I wasnt eating anymore than usual but for some reason my weight ballooned that month. My dr was not concerned at all though. Prepregnancy I weighed around 200 lbs and Im 5'4"
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  • I only gained 18 pounds. My doctor wasn't worried. The twins grew wonderfully, and I gave birth to healthy twins at 38w 2d when we forced them out. I was watched closely and the twins were checked every 4 weeks to make sure they were growing great, so I never worried too much about it.
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  • I was overweight when I got pregnant. I'm 5'7 and weighed about 200 lbs pre-pregnancy. (damn infertility weight gain!) Anywho, my weight gain was slow and very gradual. I only gained about 6 pounds in the first trimester and didn't gain the majority of the weight until they last 12 weeks. When I delivered at almost 36 weeks, I weight 237. My doctor was not concerned at all because the babies had always been healthy weights at my ultrasounds. When I went in for my first postpartum appt one week after delivery (because of csection) I was 10 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight, and by my 6 week appt, I was 10 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight.

    I would say just make sure you eat LOTS of protein and don't worry. You might just end up ahead of the game!

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  • I gained 7 lbs by 20 weeks, and at 32 weeks I've gained 25 total.  I'm thinking at this rate, I'll gain around 30 for the whole pregnancy (hopefully!)  As long as the babies are growing well, I'm not worried. 
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