Your Questions About Losing Weight During Pregnancy

by Maricela on March 17, 2013

Michael asks…

How much weight gain is acceptable during pregnancy?

I need to keep my wife walking on egg shells with this issue. I know some women gain weight during pregnancy but i need to minimize this. Can you all tell me how much weight she should be gaining. I will take whatever number you give and subtract five pounds from it, that will be her target weight. If she goes above that i am gone. I don not want her having loose skin, stretchmarks, or saggy breasts when this terrible time is over.

Maricela answers:

You dont deserve to be a dad. If you really loved her then you will give her time to lose the weight. If she started out skinny that doesnt mean that she will be fat after she has the baby.

Helen asks…

What is the best way to lose baby weight fast?

I will be giving birth anyday now. Ive gained 70 pounds during my pregnancy, how did you lose the weight you gained during pregnancy? And how long did it take?

Maricela answers:

Best way is to breastfeed your baby. This is nature’s way of you losing the weight and getting your body shape back.

Sandy asks…

How much of the weight you gained during pregnancy did you actually have to work to lose?

i am almost 10 weeks postpartum and have lost 25 of the 50 lbs i gained during pregnancy..i haven’t been doing any dieting or exercising yet i was just waiting to see how much i would lose without it but i really need to start now because i havent lost anymore weight since about 4 weeks postpartum. I was just wondering how much of your pregnancy weight did you lose without trying? And when did you realize you’re going to have to work to lose the rest of it?

Maricela answers:

My daughter was born June 16 too! I’ve only lost 10lbs [I gained about 35], but it’s my fault because I’m still eating like I’m pregnant! I know I need to cut back on my portions and eat a little healthier. I walk a few times a week, but I need to step it up on the exercise as well. On my next payday, I’m buying Wii Fit and joining Weight Watchers.

Sandra asks…

When do you start showing in pregnancy?

i was wondering when women start to show in pregnancy? like even a little bump, i would really like to know.

and is it common to lose a lot of weight during pregnancy?

Maricela answers:

I am normal weight for my height and did not have morning sickness, and lost 6 pounds in the first trimester, i think due to just being too nauseous to eat. Im 13 weeks 3 days, and i have noticed my stomach getting big, i had a stranger on a bus ask me how far along i was at 9 weeks. I have lost weight(not trying) but i have a noticeable tummy and have since about 9 weeks, but i am pretty small framed so i dont know. They say it is more noticeable if youve already had children because your lower abdomen muscles are not as strong. But i worked out before pregnancy and was very active, so idk. To each their own i guess?

Mark asks…

How long did it take you to lose the weight you gained due to pregnancy?

After you had your child, how long di it take you to lose the weight you gained during pregnancy? And did you ever look the same way you did before?
I’ve gained about 62 lbs
lol meant to say 52 lbs
Before pregnancy I was 107 lbs

Maricela answers:

I (unfortunately) gained 55 pounds the whole pregnancy. About a week later i had already lost 34 pounds and then another week later i only had about 10 pounds to lose, so the weight came off quickly for me (it probably helps that im exclusively breastfeeding and some of that weight was from a lot of swelling). Now 3 months later im back down to my pre-pregnancy weight but i now have love handles and although my stomach is flat, it could use some toning. But those are things that can easily be fixed with exercise, which i have not attempted to do yet! So you can get back to where you were before, it just takes a little bit of work sometimes.

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