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post #1 of 8 Old 12-06-2012, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Healthy ways to gain weight??

OKKKKAAAY soo as some of you know, I am a mom to be (juuust under 32 weeks pregnant)

I have gained just slightly over 10lbs this whole pregnancy.. The first trimester and wll into the second I didnt have much of an appetite, but then one day..BAM appetite with a vengeance! The time before my last dr. appointment (2ish weeks ago just before TG) I had only gained 1.2 lbs despite eating like a horse ( plus I work in a restaurant- my coworkers feed me like im some sort of freak show)...anyways this prompted her to get me in for an ultra sound that day to make sure baby was growing ok (he is measuring great BTW!and heartilly kicking me all over my insides, little brat:))..she then told me to eat whatever I wanted... And I have been! If I want something I do not hesitate to eat it...At my appointment yesterday I was dismayed to have gained only 2/10s of a pound (evidently I am losing while baby is gaining??) and the doctor is now telling me to eat more ( but she isnt concerned because baby is FINE)..

OK I know I am in a very lucky few that this happens to as most women gain alot more in pregnancy...but I have never ever ever had an issue with gaining weight.. so wth??

ANY WAY, beyond all of my ramblings, what are some healthy ways to gain some weight?? As I said I eat what I want when I want it (mcD's ect) but I also make sure im getting enought veggies and fruit and quality protien in there as well ( to ward off constipation and other things- TMI sorry)..

Anybody else have this issue while pregnant? and what did you do? really any advice would be appreciated:)
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-06-2012, 12:56 PM
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Honestly, as long as the baby is gaining and doing well and you are not dropping weight, there is absolutely no reason to gain weight *just* to gain weight!

I had a few extra pounds from my first when I became PG with my 2nd kiddo... I left the hospital weighing what I *should* have weighed going into that PG. Way nicer than having extra weight that I then needed to lose.
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-06-2012, 12:57 PM
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Unless your doctor is concerned with the weight don't worry about it. I had this same issue with my last pregnancy, my doctor was not worried about it and my youngest was born weighing in at a whopping 10 pounds 9 ounces... and now that same "little baby" is 16 years old and is a towering 6'3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Agreed. Don't worry about your weight. Eat as healthy as possible, and give up unhealthy treats--THOSE are what puts on pounds, and they are a BitXX to get rid of afterwards. You've probably been prescribed vitamins and supplements--sounds like we're talking about our horses!!!, LOL--they will help. Call the office and ask the nurse about what to eat.

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I am actually losing (albiet not a ton) while baby is gaining though. He is like taking everything...OH GOD. my husband was a 9+ pound baby...I was a little under 7..hopefully this kid isnt HUGE..
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LOL you can do it!

I am a whopping 5'2" and 110lbs and my youngest was 9lbs! I literally bounced back and was up and running 2 days after she was born. I had a 2yr old and my newborn and was out, about, shopping for our ongoing home remodel and feeling great.

Took me 6 weeks to start feeling semi-human again with my itty, bitty 6 pounder. Maybe big babies are a good thing?
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me being perscribed vitamins is and understatment... I take so many, that I have to take them at night so I dont fill up on them and not eat breakfast LOL..

I suppose I should have asked the doc yesterday, but she was on call for L&D and was kind of hurried, so it slipped my mind.

When I do eat junk food, my cravings dont last long...I bought some toblerone chocolate because of a craving..took me a month and a half to eat the stupid I definetly dont *usually* over indulge on treats..

I guess I am wondering what some high calorie healthy foods are?
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-06-2012, 01:26 PM
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Avocados are good... the fat in them is excellent for brain development.

I ate a lot of red meat (I am always slightly anemic), fruits, vegetables, a ton of avocados as a friend had a tree, no dairy due to an allergy so I had almond milk, soy milk and soy "ice cream".
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