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    Default Those who gained less weight in their 2nd (3rd etc) preg than their first...

    ... what did you do differently? This is especially for those who gained a LOT of weight in their first pregs (over the recommended 12-15kgs).

    With DD I was 74kgs at start (175cm tall) and stopped weighing myself when I got to 100kgs at about 36 weeks (had DD at 37+1). My gain was quite steady and within recommended ranges for first 2 tri, but then 3rd tri I became a fat-storing-and-eating-machine. My Ob was not concerned as he said being taller I will put on more than 'average' - however I feel that the extra fat (especially as I store on my tum) made my CS recovery harder, I was 90kgs when I got home from hospital. Also my body aparently doesn't like to lose weight when I BF (started coming off easily once I stopped at 8 months).

    Soooo... my plan was to get super-healthy pre-preg next time around to give myself a bit more room to move. I got myself to 69kgs and super-fit, fell preg but sadly lost the bub at 9wks. Fast forward to now - and a LOT of emotional eating later - and I'm creeping up to 76kgs! So TTC but once I fall I need to do something different to prevent such a big weight gain.

    With DD I was not eating all junk - just eating a LOT - especially towards the end. 6 weetbix for breakfast and then a second breakfast 2 hours later of 2 slices of toast, 2 'lunches', big dinner, dessert and SO much milk! 3rd tri I was getting through 1.5-2l a day (low fat but not skim). I was always starving!

    So what did you change that worked next time? Especially how did you ignore/dampen the hunger?

    PS. eggs/eggy foods (fritata etc) make me gag - so please no 'boiled eggs make a great snack'

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    I gained 12-13kg the first 2 times with DD I could not eat white flour carbs and only gained 6kg I ate corn wraps, corn thins rice, potatoes (did give me heartburn) and I also had moderate "morning sickness" until late 3rd trimester..fun lol.

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    Subscribing, as I'm terrified of putting on too much weight, eating is the only thing that keeps the ms at bay!

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    I put 25kg on the first time, and am terrified of doing the same this time.

    I find the morning sickness is what breaks me. I'm too sick to exercise and just eat sugary rubbish to make myself feel better, and it sort of breeds bad habits for the rest of the pregnancy.

    Have you thought about seeing a dietician to get an eating plan or something? I might go down that path this time. I just feel so tired and despondent right now that I just eat rubbish.

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    I put on nearly 30kg with DS1... It was terrible but a lot of fluid and most was lost within 3 days...
    DS2 I put on a total of about 6kg and walked out of hospital wearing my jeans I wouldn't worry too much


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    Thanks for the input girls!

    I hadn't thought of seeing a dietician but was contemplating following a GD style eating plan as that would surely be very healthy. I was tested for GD and 100% in the clear.

    I'm not going to bother about what happens in the first tri ... MS + fatigue = eat whatever keeps me sane. First preg that mean 90% of my diet was hot chips, but didn't gain a lot of weight til later in the preg.

    Meegzz, oh how I wish it had been mostly fluid! Sadly no, it was big ole stockpiles of fat!

    79me, I am hoping this time being more aware and not 'listening to my body' works, but trying to get all the help I can!

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    With my First i started at 70 kg and put on 9.5 kg and ate loads of sugary junk ( girl and just craved sweet stuff).....ok not all bad food but way more than I ever would.

    With 2nd (boy) I started at 62 and put on 6 kg and craved savoury and salads (?) and really didn't eat much junk food.

    3rd ( girl) I started at 53kg and put on 14kg!! I only ate healthy and although craved sweet foods only wanted fruit and breakfast cereal( special K for some reason)

    First 2 makes sense due to eating habits but 3rd no idea...maybe my body weight was too low and body put on more weight due to that...not sure.

    I did have bad morning sickness with 1st 2 so lost weight early on ( 5kg or more) so might explain the less gains, and with no.3 did have ms but only lost 3 kg.

    Still to this day am amazed that with 1st and my diet of choc coated jam donuts i didn't put on more.

    I also did yoga weekly with the last 2.

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    I gained 9 kg with ds I suspect this would've been alot more given i gave birth at 35 weeks. This pg I've lost weight due to morning sickness and just not feeling the urge to eat.

    I did ask dp about my eating with ds the other day and he said I was an "eating machine", shows every pg is different.

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    Subscribing as i'm worried of doing the same thing.

    With DS i start at 67kg (already 9kg above to 'normal' weight), i stopped checking after 79kg...

    i'm now almost 5 weeks and was weighed at the doctors yesterday at 77kg so another 10kd more then DS... i will be trying to stick to a healthy eating plan and do at least 30mins of walking everyday as i work in an office.

    Also this time i'm looking at somewhat calorie counting... and no i'm not going to starve myself, but i think writing everything down will help me choose better options and find things that include the same calories but try to choose the one that should keep you full longer (eg high protein). For the first tri for my weight and height i should be fine eating around 1700-1800 cals a day (this is a maintenance range) then in the 2nd & 3rd tri i will up to 1800-2100 cals a day BUT if my body is craving something of course i'm not going to ignore it.

    I was so bad with take out with DS too but after reading that take out thread, it had really put me off a lot of it and i've saved that link so i don't forget

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    I gained 32 with DS I'm 5ft1 n was 44kg when I fell preg n up to 76 kg day I had him n walked to lose all the weight . I gained 7 kg with DD 63 kg when fell preg to 70 kg day I had her I think already having 1 child (4yr old ) to run around after and not having a car walking everywhere helped keep my weight gain down that and DD was alot smaller than DS


 

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