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    Default Overweight when you fell pregnant - how much weight did you put on?

    And when?

    No-one has even weighed me until my 15wk check up and noone has told me what an ideal maximum weight gain is ok??

    I was 118kg when I fell pregnant and have lost weight - I got down to 108ishkg but am now back up to between 109.5-111kg depending on the day.

    What is a 'safe' amount to put on if your already overweight.

    Oh and im 19wks now.

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    i am no expert, but i don't think there is a safe and unsafe amount just because you are already overweight. i think pregnancies in general have minimum and maximum weight gain amounts which are calculated by your height and pre-pregnancy weight.

    have you got an OB appointment comeing up?? i would ask your OB for the most accurate answer.

    congrats and good luck!

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    yeh i have a hospy app next week, I will ask then. I didn't ask last time cos I was losing weight (not on purpose) but now I feel like I am gaining/getting bigger. I want to keep an eye on it but don't want to have an unreasonable goal like putting on no more weight (in may just be a wierd thing that I lost weight so far?)

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    When I first fell pregnant with DS I was about 106kgs... By the end of my pregnancy I was about 136kgs it was horrid, I was so unhealthy. I was really irresponsible though and didn't manage my weight gain, I ate crap and didn't exercise... Although with DD I gained about 20kgs, which is still a huge amount, but I ate better and was active... If I were to fall pregnant again I am aiming to gain no more than 10kgs... Most of my Drs have always said 10-15 kgs is normal to gain through pregnancy..

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    if you weren't eating more, than yes you would typically lose weight because you know have to support bub aswell. also, if you were sick for the first trimester, this would contribute to weight loss also.
    i am also going to be watching how much i gain during this pregnancy,because i know how hard it is to lose, but i am also focussing on my fitness by excercising as i was before falling pregnant (4-5 days week). But remember to listen to what your body wants/needs. in some hospitals their are certain groups aimed at limiting weight gain during pregnancy, maybe worth asking you dr about it?

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    I started at 97kg and I'm now 36 weeks and have only put on 3kg.. I don't know how...

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    What is recommended by my dietician is 14 kg max if your already overweight.

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    Jen, you reckon thats from my starting weight or current weight? I wanted to set myself a goal of now more the 115kg (which is roughly 5kg from where I am now but still under my starting weight) you reckon thats reasonable?

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    i think that's from pre-preg weight. 5kg seems like a good goal, but again, i would speak to your OB to make sure. atleast if you aim for 5kg, you are less likely not to gain 30kg!!!

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    I only gained about 5 kg the whole way thru (was 10kg lighter post baby than pre baby) but my BMI was 34-point-something and they were concerned that 35+ might have put me as "high risk". However they decided I was ok to deliver at a regular hosp after all.

    Hope that helps in some way!

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