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Joanna Sep 20, 2011 08:15:58 AM ET

I weighed 108 lbs pre-pregnancy and now i weigh 117 lbs and i'm in my 22nd week. i have gained 9 lbs so far and it says i'm in the range to gain the healthy amount of weight, between 25-35 lbs. my family on the other hand, thinks that i am way too small and should eat more. i am following what my doctor says and my doctor is perfectly okay with my weight gain. my goal is to gain around 25 when it's all said and done. i have been eating normal, about 5 times a day in small portions. and i exercise about 3 times a week, either prenatal yoga or prenatal pilates. i don't think pregnancy should be the time to eat whatever i want and eat a bunch of junk just because i'm pregnant, so i have tried to manage what i eat and make sure i'm making healthy choices for me and my baby. i hope to be back into my regular size rather quickly. we'll see. :-)

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Rebecca Sep 18, 2011 06:44:15 PM ET

I am 34 weeks pregnant. my pre pregnancy weight was 105 and i am about 125. i have continued on a steady exercise routine throughout my pregnancy and it has helped. i do about an hour of cardio a day. such as a light jog/walk, light weights or swimming. it has kept me toned and will allow me to fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes within a few weeks. it also makes labor and delivery less stressful!!! :)

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Lisa Sep 18, 2011 12:57:28 PM ET

I am very upset about how much weight i have gained. in my first 6 months i put on 16 pounds and now it has slowed down. i am still slowly gaining weight but have been walking or trying to walk more to keep it off. i just don't like seeing the number 165 or even higher. i am glad to be pregnant but really worried that i won't be able to lose the weight when he finally gets here.

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Nikki Sep 14, 2011 02:11:06 PM ET

I weighed 120 and gained 10 lbs the first month and started a diet b/c i though i was just gaining weight come to find out i started eating less and getting sick. so eating kept that first trimester sickness away which was good but now im in 2nd trimester at 19 weeks and weigh 145lbs. i was lazy but am starting to exercise more and hoping it will help me keep the weight im at which is the goal for my whole pregnancy. i feel like a fat cow but i tried for 7 years to get pregnant and was told i couldn't. here i am though pregnant and as big as a house but loving that i'm pregnant although little depressed on how much weight i have gained...but like someone said above can always get the weight off after baby is here :d

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Ali Sep 13, 2011 09:01:28 PM ET

I will be 36 weeks tomorrow. pre pregnancy weight was 116. i weigh 147. ive gained 31 pounds. i'm 5'4", weight gain was steady until about 6-7 months then i gained about 8 pounds in one month then it slowed down & in the past 2 weeks ive gained 4 pounds. i dont exercise like i will once he is born so im hoping ill be able to lose the weight. only 4 more weeks to go, no use in worrying too much about it now. the weight is allready there & so are the stretch marks. its still a little bumming but it took me 5 years to concieve so im super excited about my son. goodluck everyone!

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Geran Sep 13, 2011 12:38:22 PM ET

I am 5.6 and i was 130 lbs 10 years ago. i have gained 58lbs with my first and lost all but 4 lbs. 2nd one i have gained 57, lost all but 5 lbs. i have started 3rd pregnancy with 140 lbs. and i weight 183 now (30th week) my suggestion to you is not to worry about weight gain as long as you have a happy , health babies. you will deal with it later.

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susan Sep 13, 2011 10:31:31 AM ET

I'm 5'6" weighing 128 lb pre-pregnancy and have gained 0 lbs and am in my 17th week. my ob told me to gain 4 lbs by 3 wks. i'm eating small meals/snacks (until i'm full) every 2 hrs, but still not gaining the weight. not sure how to put on the 4 lbs.

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Alauna Sep 13, 2011 07:43:49 AM ET

Missy from seattle - thats true but i don't think we are worried about our partners eyes we want to stay healthy and fit aswel as being a healthy weight for our baby. i am trying to eat healthy for the baby and myself. doesn't mean we are all being selfish worrying about our weight its natural after all we are women and under a lot of pressure. i also feel self conscious about my weight gain i thinks it just natural for women as we are under a lot of pressure for our appearances, that doesn't just change over night

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Staci Sep 6, 2011 11:44:19 AM ET

I'm 5'6 and weigh 130... i weighed 120 before i got prenant, according to the calculator i'm 2 pounds over the recommended weight gain. but i'm not so sure this is taking into account the different ways our bodies react to pregnancy. because i can still fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes pretty comfortably, except for my breasts. which shot up from a c to overfilling a dd. this is defintely more than normal; most people can't even tell i'm pregnant, they just think i got a boob job. so my point is... take this with a grain of salt and listen to your doctor, they know you and can better answer your questions if you feel that you're gaining too much or not enough.

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Elisha Sep 6, 2011 08:20:28 AM ET

Miranda, try not to worry too much about the weight gain. as long as your doctor says the baby looks ok then everything is fine. i am a few pounds under the minimum recommended gain but the baby is perfectly healthy and gaining weight just right. believe me, it was a very slow start for me gaining weight too. it gets a lot easier. all of a sudden you should see your scale creeping up. good luck!

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