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Kat Dec 19, 2014 11:48:29 AM ET

I'm 5'5", and before pregnancy i weighed 155. then, morning sickness took me down to 150 lbs. i went to the doctor today, and at 24 weeks pregnant i weigh 164, and measuring 24". my doctor says everything is on track, and that i've been "taking good care" of myself. but, this calculator says that i'm over weight by two pounds.

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Abby Dec 15, 2014 03:29:53 PM ET

Before pregnancy, i weighed 165 lbs. i am now just above 140 lbs at almost six months pregnant because i've been so sick with hyperemesis gravidarum. i have had to be hospitalized for dehydration, but the anti-nausea medications made me even sicker and gave me total food aversions. i am finally starting to eat again, but i am so weak, and i am on total bed rest. i need to start gaining weight, but it is not easy to eat more food when everything makes me sick. just eating a small meal or two during the day is the most i can handle, and even that sometimes comes up. despite this, the baby is actually a pretty good size and has been moving around a lot. i have felt him since week 14, and this is my first baby. has anyone else with hyperemesis found something to help them gain weight despite the constant nausea, vomiting, and food aversions? please do not say ginger or crackers or acupressure; we are so past that. i also have a gastrointestinal bleed, which also causes me to have severe diarrhea with large blood clots 10-12 times a day and lose a lot of fluid. my gastroenterologist cannot do anything for this until after the baby is born, so i have to out up with that for now. i'm sure my 25 pound loss in 5 months is from a combination of these issues.

Guest Dec 15, 2014 09:31:27 PM ET

Omg, i feel your pain. i had hyperemesis with both of my pregnancies. now, with my third, i have it worse than ever. i've also been hospitalized this time around. it's a complete nightmare. i can't stand it when people tell me to sniff peppermint or eat a banana every morning and that will solve my problems. obviously they have never experienced this. it's completely different than regular morning sickness. it's completely debilitating. i don't have a good answer for you. i started to feel better the last 2 times around month 7. until then, nothing worked. i bought cds with sounds to help, ginger, acupuncture, b12, seabands, zofran, etc. nothing works when it's bad. i feel for you as i have been there.

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Abigail Dec 12, 2014 05:13:30 PM ET

I'm 26 weeks pregnant. i started at 115 lbs, and i'm now 127 lbs, gaining steadily week by week. everyone's gain is different. i know a girl who has gained a lot more than me. i eat fairly healthy and scoffs the odd few chocs!! as long as it's all in moderation then everyone should be happy yummy mummies to be. :)

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Guest Dec 11, 2014 03:35:06 AM ET

I'm 5'9" and i started my pregnancy at 123lbs, i am 31 weeks now and 159 lbs. my doctor says i need to watch my weight, but it is all in my belly. i am a vegetarian and eat pretty healthy, plus i walk a lot and work out a little. i was hardly even showing until about a month ago and then i just popped. we always have large babies in my family and i am starving all the time. i don't want to have to limit myself if i'm hungry. i want to eat! people say i look small for 31 weeks and wearing a size small in maternity clothing, but after the doctor visit i feel really self-conscious. am i gaining too much weight?! also, my blood sugar and blood pressure are both good.

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Tiff Dec 8, 2014 12:35:20 AM ET

So, i'm 21 weeks, almost 22 weeks. i'm 5'2. when i found out i was pregnant i weighed 158-159 lbs. but, i have had really bad morning sickness and dropped down to 149 lbs. now, i'm back up to 156-157. i'm apparently 8 pounds under weight, and i don't know what to think of that. i hope i'm not the only one in this boat.

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blueberries Dec 4, 2014 09:18:41 PM ET

I weighed 122 before pregnancy and at 35 weeks i'm now 150. ahhh. i know i'm still in the healthy weight but my cravings are enormous. in the first 6 months i was great with eating and exercise. now, i just want to eat and lay around. i think if you stay focused and don't give in to where you get to that sluggish stage you are fine. i got a bit big and now i'm just tired. keep positive you mommies and try yoga for pregnancy. it's what helped me during the first two trimesters. i let stress cause over eating, but i'm so thankful i can check here and get my motivation back. as long as i don't go over the suggested weight i know i'm ok and i don't give up. tips and encouraging messages might help even more. congratulations on your pregnancy everyone!

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Safiya Sheikh Dec 2, 2014 09:19:00 PM ET

I am 5'1. before the pregnancy i weighed 133 lbs. now, i'm 34 and weigh 153. it's my first pregnancy. i'm right on target for a healthy weight gain. i am so worried about what people are saying. i am barely showing, but my doctor said, "you're prefect."

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Stacy Dec 2, 2014 07:50:04 AM ET

I'm 5'6, 154 lbs, and 19 weeks pregnant. i started at 151-152 lbs. i feel huge, and my breasts are like utters lol. i can feel my old pregnancy stretch marks starting to itch. the doctor told me two visits ago that i'm starting this pregnancy on the heavy side so to only gain 15lbs. i'm trying hard to stay within that. :-/

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annie Nov 30, 2014 05:29:47 PM ET

Is a four pound weight gain in 2 weeks a bad thing?

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Mary Nov 26, 2014 06:05:00 AM ET

I gained 22 lbs with my last pregnancy. i am now 25 weeks along and just hit the 14 lb mark. talk to your ob to determine if your weight gain is healthy for you. but ladies, let's be honest - this "eating for two" and "it's ok to satisfy your cravings" is garbage. most of us only need an extra 200-400 calories, as in a glass of milk! while it's ok to satisfy a craving of "bad" food every once in a while pregnant or not, being pregnant is not an excuse to go nuts with the junk food. you are what you eat and more importantly your baby is what you eat! find healthier, cleaner alternatives. lean proteins will keep you full longer and weight bearing exercises will keep your metabolism revved up.

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