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I'm 12 weeks pregnant and gaining weight too fast... Can I stop gaining too much weight in the next months?

Asked by 2late2be (2289points) August 26th, 2008 from iPhone

I’m nauseous all day, I vomit almost everyday, I don’t like too many foods these days, only a few, nothing healthy by the way, do you think that after the first three months and eat healthy food I will stop gaining weight??

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Snoopy's avatar

You probably don’t want to hear this….but focus on keeping yourself and the baby healthy
This should be your highest priority. Any weight that you may or may not gain you can worry about losing once the baby is born.

Discuss w/ your doctor about whether or not anti nausea medication might be appropriate for you…..and your concerns about weight gain.

Congratulations on your pregnancy and best of luck!

trudacia's avatar

I would discuss an appropiate diet with your doctor. By “diet” I mean a healthly food plan that’s best for you and the baby. Good luck!

hearkat's avatar

In the early stages, most of your weight gain is fluid retention. Trust your body to do what is best for you and the baby.

When I got pregnant, I was already 30 pounds overweight. I ate what and when I wanted, and the day before I delivered my weight was only 26 pounds more. I nursed my son, which burns a lot of calories so I was back to pre-pregnancy weight in less than 2 months.

It is not a license to go overboard though! Really listen to your body’s cues. And of course, discuss all your concerns with your Gyn.

SeekerSeekiing's avatar

Yes, talk to your doctor about this. But really, don’t worry about the weight—unless your doctor is concerned. Aim for a healthy baby. You can get in shape after wards, most do.

I was sick through out my 1st pregnancy, and lost weight at first. The doctor told me to eat and drink something after each time I vomit. I did and eventually gained weight. Low weight babies are more at risk than bigger ones, so concentrate on eating healthy and having a healthy baby.

winblowzxp's avatar

I’ll have to second that. Your body knows best for your baby.

Judi's avatar

Years ago doctors didn’t want mothers to gain more than 25 pounds in their pregnancy. Women became obsessed and were not eating at all because they were worried about gaining to much weight and being scolded by their doctors. My doctor (in 1980) told me, “the baby will take what it needs first and YOU obviously don’t need it” I think I weighed 140 at the time! In my opinion they have gone to far the other way. Doctors don’t want women to obsess about the weight gain so they have pretty much started saying “don’t worry about it.” I think that safety is somewhere in the middle. Eat a healthy diet. Avoid high fat and high sugar foods. Get plenty of fruits and vegetables (at least 5 cups a day) and drink 4 glasses of nonfat milk a day. If you get at least those minimums in you won’t have as much room for the high calorie foods that are causing your over rapid weight gain. I’m sorry you’re so sick. It’s not fun. It’s all worth it though. Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Judi's avatar

It is also OK to do likght exercise while pregnant especially if you start now. It may even help with the morning sickness.

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