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Re: how much did you gain during pregnency

it is actually the third trimester when you gain most of the weight...sometime half a kg per week....
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..dint u tell her that u r an Indian ....
Ok, so I know, preggo brain and all, but please, no textspeak.

I gained the most first tri, weird enough, but that's coz I was thin, me thinks to start with and preggo body always knows how much weight the baby needs to you to gain. I kept the some weight on through nursing, the hormons wouldn't let me lose it.

The breast issue is interesting, some women lose a size due to nursing after they quit, but some gain a size, I think because of extended nursing a lot of the normal tissue changed into milk glands, which after quitting nursing changed to fat tissue, eventhough I didn't really have that much fat tissue to start with, I got a lot more after nursing since my milk glands miltiplied. I think it is genetic, too. So, the post baby weight does not always sit at the butt/etc.
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Re: how much did you gain during pregnency

I put on most of my weight during the first trimester actually... With at least 1kg per breast

Then next to nothing during the 2nd trimester, and then a few kg the last 2 months.

And now, 3 months postpartum, here I am with a wobbly tummy and HUGE breasts
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Re: how much did you gain during pregnancy

I remember telling my guitarist when he nagged about his wench not shedding her mommy tummy yet, how sexy a slight female belly can be..But I might be weird, hahaha. The funky bit is, he had a giant yank child that had to fit into a wash board tummy of his partner. Men.

Enjoy your boobs. Makes me chuckle, I had to answer recently why people have breasts when they do not nurse anymore, it was rather tricky to make it understandable to a child.
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Re: how much did you gain during pregnancy

The books and my gyno here told me that 12 kg is a healthy wait gain. Any more, then it's just fat! Great thing to say to a pregnant lady but it did make me TRY and keep it in check. I put on 13 kg for the first, 14kg for the second and 15 kg for the 3rd. I'd lost all the weight within 2 months after births but I attribute that to breast feeding.
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Re: how much did you gain during pregnancy

I have read 12kg as well, as the norm, but I think it is not very valid anymore..I think that might be the average, just like they say the average newborn weight would be 3,5kg but not all kids are this weight.

I know that my best friend who is overweight due thyroid actually never put on any weight, and lost good ten kilos after she gave birth.

So, it really depends. If you really need to gain 16kilos, then it is the fat that your body does need (and baby) in order to have everything go smooth. I would have died the first few weeks should I not have had that extra little babyfat that kept me going through frequent wakings of the newborn. What impressed me was the feeling we really do not have much power to influence this, it felt like I was programmed to put on a specific amount, and keep it. Mom did the same, genetics play great role in this, too, body types, metabolism, etc.

Girls are too hard on themselves, when one creates a human being in side, a few extra kilos are a miniscule detail.
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I remember telling my guitarist when he nagged about his wench not shedding her mommy tummy yet, how sexy a slight female belly can be..But I might be weird, hahaha. The funky bit is, he had a giant yank child that had to fit into a wash board tummy of his partner. Men.

Enjoy your boobs. Makes me chuckle, I had to answer recently why people have breasts when they do not nurse anymore, it was rather tricky to make it understandable to a child.
I was nursing my baby at daycare recently, waiting for my older son to finish his snack. And a little girl poked at my breasts asking me how I put the milk in there when it's empty...
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Re: how much did you gain during pregnancy

With my first I gained over 31kg. A huge amount considering I started at 52kg. Took about 6 months to loose 90% and another 6 months to loose the last 10%.

This time around I started at 52 kg again and am now at 65kg at 32 weeks. Hoping to only gain 3kg or less in the next 8 weeks, but I know breastfeeding my first helped me shed most of the weight, so I'm hoping it will be the same this time around.
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Re: how much did you gain during pregnancy

Boobs? What boobs? Mine are gone! They are back to what I had before my first. Hopefully it won't go back to size A...

Damned!
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Re: how much did you gain during pregnancy

I gained about 15kg last time (started at 54kg/170cm, so on the thin side). Baby was almost 3kg exactly, so don't believe those people who insist you're going to have a huge baby just because you gain a bit of weight.

Most of it came off within a few months, but I was still about +2kg when I got pregnant now 2 years later.

Take your baby out often for walks. Going up the hill to the park helped a lot of the weight come off. Though it's the abs that really suffer due to the belly stretching that goes on during pregnancy. I did a pilates DVD workout during my son's naps and it helped me reclaim some tone. It would have likely done more had I been more regular about it.

Exercise during pregnancy is supposed to help, but I'm still struggling with queasiness and lightheaded/dizzy feelings at almost 17 weeks.
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Boobs? What boobs? Mine are gone! They are back to what I had before my first. Hopefully it won't go back to size A...

Damned!
But you're not breastfeeding right? If I could I would share a bit of mine with you, my boobs are so big I look like a cow...
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But you're not breastfeeding right? If I could I would share a bit of mine with you, my boobs are so big I look like a cow...
I am sure you don't look like a cow. Seriously...Why not feel like this devine image, instead. Boobs have a purpose, be proud of your well functioning ones

What makes me feel like a cow is this peculiar cheese campaign on radio back at home, I just got back with my 4yr old who now runs around the appartment singing "udder dot com, udder dot com", considering my very extended nursing, gives me laughing fit, aaarrgh. I think boobs retain the gain only if you nurse for a long long time that the boobs forget the old shape parameters and do not go back, the milk glands multiply and then they go into extra fat tissue. It's a weird way to promote extended nursing, but hey, extra puppy mass, fine with me . For those losing boobs due to kids, it actually makes one look young. Europe is ok with girls without bras, as well, so I wouldn't sweat it.

31kilos gain is completely understandable considering the 52kilo start. Should you start at 62, chances are your body would put on plus minus 12-16, anyways. I started really low and went up and then down postpartum really fast, though gentle pilates at 4mo and then exercising did help, aerobic moves, the abs were trashed for good 3-4yrs. Nursing a lot did help too but then after some 1,5yr of nursing it really felt like I was keeping sufficient weight on top of my normal 46-8kilos just to support the extended nursing.

There is no reason to stress a mom with "you gota have 12kilos no more", if mom is healthy and moves, then stressing her over a few kilos is pointless. I remember a friend with a beautiful preggo wife, stressed already with a tot in tow, who was making ill timed remarks about her not thinking about her expanding ass. Some people do not realize the simple fact of biology, it's the butt, thighs, little belly fat, arms that actually make a girl go through the most physically strenuous times in her life. Who cares about immature creatures pushing esthetics into this, or pressures that girls feel to uber control the intake...if one eats when one needs and sufficiently moves, then nature takes care of this very well, on it's own.

I nibbled at things all the time, though, since it helped with the horrific 9mo nausea. I didn't care for weight gain, since I commuted 6hr a day to school and back so I was glad I could actually study on the train and do my homework instead of counting meters from one trash can to another.
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Re: how much did you gain during pregnency

Lol funny thing is I'm not, but I enjoy a little over looking qualities as well

And not sure about the breastfeeding, I hear so many different reports on that it does make you lose weight or that it doesn't. Go figure. I guess it's probably one of those things that is different from woman to woman. And most will choose the same path every time they have a kid, so most won't know the alternative not doing it or not doing it...

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Ok, so I know, preggo brain and all, but please, no textspeak.

I gained the most first tri, weird enough, but that's coz I was thin, me thinks to start with and preggo body always knows how much weight the baby needs to you to gain. I kept the some weight on through nursing, the hormons wouldn't let me lose it.

The breast issue is interesting, some women lose a size due to nursing after they quit, but some gain a size, I think because of extended nursing a lot of the normal tissue changed into milk glands, which after quitting nursing changed to fat tissue, eventhough I didn't really have that much fat tissue to start with, I got a lot more after nursing since my milk glands miltiplied. I think it is genetic, too. So, the post baby weight does not always sit at the butt/etc.
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I am sure you don't look like a cow. Seriously...Why not feel like this devine image, instead. Boobs have a purpose, be proud of your well functioning ones
well, I was already quite well endowed before being pregnant, and I gained about two sizes now that I breastfeed... I guess fertility goddesses were sexy 3000 years ago, but now I feel like Pamela Anderson! Boyfriend's not complaining though

On the cow side, I could certainly open a dairy: my baby weighed 6 kg at 2 months!!! must be why I'm losing weight, it's all goi g to her
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Re: how much did you gain during pregnancy

I can't remember the figures- as I had my first in 73. But I did put on more weight than I should have done. I breastfed and lost weight amazingly quickly, and was a lot lighter than before pregnancy without trying at all, within 6 months. I put less on for number 2, and also breastfed for 8 months- and went back to normal weight before pregnancy, but not as low as first time. I am convinced breastfeeding really helps, not only lose weight, but regain tone. When you breastfeed you can feel all your 'innerds' tighten up every time - I remember this vividly as it was quite painful after a Ceasarian (number 1 was a transverse breech). Swimming really helped regain breast tone too.
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Lol funny thing is I'm not, but I enjoy a little over looking qualities as well

And not sure about the breastfeeding, I hear so many different reports on that it does make you lose weight or that it doesn't. Go figure. I guess it's probably one of those things that is different from woman to woman. And most will choose the same path every time they have a kid, so most won't know the alternative not doing it or not doing it...
The babycentre website gives a figure of around 500 calories a day for breastfeeding so it must go some way to shedding the pounds after pregnancy.

My 40 minute run burns 475-500 cals (according to my groovy pulse watch) so breastfeeding seems to be the equivalent of a good old work out...
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I am convinced breastfeeding really helps, not only lose weight, but regain tone. When you breastfeed you can feel all your 'innerds' tighten up every time - I remember this vividly as it was quite painful after a Ceasarian (number 1 was a transverse breech). Swimming really helped regain breast tone too.
It was really painful, true that, I think it was because of the csec and dead belly muscles, the let down made me teary eyed it moved my bellly muscles each time, auch.

Even with pilates, aerobic exercise on eliptical, walking and running, weights, etc. this



has been my far most successful tummy tucking move, and the side one is good, too. Every day.

I want a cal counting watch, too, damit.
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I can't remember the figures- as I had my first in 73. But I did put on more weight than I should have done. I breastfed and lost weight amazingly quickly, and was a lot lighter than before pregnancy without trying at all, within 6 months. I put less on for number 2, and also breastfed for 8 months- and went back to normal weight before pregnancy, but not as low as first time. I am convinced breastfeeding really helps, not only lose weight, but regain tone. When you breastfeed you can feel all your 'innerds' tighten up every time - I remember this vividly as it was quite painful after a Ceasarian (number 1 was a transverse breech). Swimming really helped regain breast tone too.
I was told this over and over again and I didn't/haven't lost weight and didn't feel any sensations of tightening etc while feeding
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I was told this over and over again and I didn't/haven't lost weight and didn't feel any sensations of tightening etc while feeding
I am jealous, then. The tightening is a major pain in the butt, it's like having a mini spasm. Not that it would actually do anything for the outside appearance, it's just womb shrinking. The tightening abs happens only with exercise, well in my case, anyways, I know of moms who didn't exercise at all and all went in by itself.

The weight los might happen for some after they quit nursing, happened to my mom, anyways, she said she could physically feel the change of hormonal work back to normal, then you can start controlling your weight with intake/burn of cals, etc. Some ladies retain a lot of water when they nurse. I lost a lot of water when I quit nursing, but have to work twice as hard to keep my metabolism fast actually, than before.

I think the 500cals equal to exclusive nursing only. The min babes start munching on other things they do not take as much from you.
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Re: how much did you gain during pregnancy

I was given some pills to take for ten days after my c section which were to contract my uterus back. I was later told by my midwife that the pills were known to affect breast feeding and the milk coming in she told me to stop them straight away but by this point I'd taken them for 8 days. (and my milk took about 12 days to come) damned pills I also think these are why I didn't get any tightening feelings. I also never felt any let down sensations. In fact apart from occasional bursting boobs I felt nothing from breast feeding

I am now hoping when I quit nursing the weight will come off easier/quicker
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