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#1 mareahf

 
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:39 AM

I am 6 months pregnant and I have only gained 10 lbs and although I am a skinny, short person I feel like I'm not gain enough weight during my pregnancy. I have been gluten-free for 3 years. When I discovered I had celiacs I had already lost about 15 lbs due to gluten, although I feel 100% better on the gluten-free diet I never gained much weight back. Now I am pregnant and I worry I am not gaining enough. I try to eat multiple times a day and I eat peanut butter and ice cream alot. Does anyone else have a problem gaining weight on the gluten-free diet? Or does anyone have suggestions of what to eat to pack on some pounds?
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:38 AM

have you had an ultrasound? If so, is the fetus growing as it should?
How tall are you, and how much do you weigh? Is you OBGYN ok with this amount of weight gain? Is he/she a rabid low weight gain sort? Many things to consider!
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:12 PM

I am 5ft 3in tall, Yeah I've had a few ultrasounds and everything looks good. My doctor hasn't mentioned anything about my weight but all the books I read say I should be at a higher weight by now. I am probably just too worried, this is my first child and I've had a miscarriage a year ago so I on edge.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:17 PM

I didn't gain much weight during my first pregnancy. But I felt fine and the baby's growth appeared OK on ultrasounds and when measuring my fundal height etc. I am small (5'5" and 120 lbs) and I think I gained maybe 20 lbs throughout the entire pregnancy. (I didn't pay too much attention to my weight because I never really have). I had a bunch of people telling me I needed to eat more and gain more weight because so-and-so says you should gain X lbs blah blah.

In the end I had a healthy baby boy who was just shy of 8 lbs. And I was back in my pre-pregnancy clothes after 2 months.

So if the baby is measuring fine, and you're still eating (not over taken with morning sickness) I wouldn't worry about how much weight you've gained.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:49 PM

During my pregnancy with my youngest son, I had only gained 10 pounds by 25 weeks. My doctor was suprised. I was very pregnant looking and had a pretty good baby belly. However, I was slightly overweight when I got pregnant. I am 5' 7" and I weighed 170 lbs when I got pregnant. I weighed in at 199 lbs at 39 wks 4 days when I delivered. They remainder of the weight I gained was after 25 weeks. My son was 8 lbs 8 oz.

As long as the baby is measuring fine I wouldn't get to over worried about it.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:11 PM

I am 5ft 3in tall, Yeah I've had a few ultrasounds and everything looks good. My doctor hasn't mentioned anything about my weight but all the books I read say I should be at a higher weight by now. I am probably just too worried, this is my first child and I've had a miscarriage a year ago so I on edge.

books are using "means" or averages. Also, I think some of the "you may expect to gain" this much, is to reassure women that weight gain is to be expected, not feared. If you are not actively restricting calories, this is probably just YOUR normal state of being. Good luck!
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:52 PM

I am 7 weeks, have been gluten free for a month, and lost 6 lbs. I think it partially has to do with food aversions and the nausea but I haven't weighed this little in years :/
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