fat so soon?

United States
January 2, 2007 11:29am CST
ok maybe i'm exaggerating a little bit, i am going to be 3 months pregnant soon and have noticed that my belly is popping out a little bit, i've always had a pretty flat toned tummy and im worried that maybe im gaining weight too soon. because this is my first child, i don't know if i am over reacting or if this is normal anyone got any advice?
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@imadriscoll (2230)
• United States
2 Jan 07
With my first pregnancy I could tell that I was getting "round" at around 3 months, though most people didn't notice until I was around 5 months. It's really normal to worry about how you will look during and after pregnancy. Just know that you have a long way to go and will get much bigger! Remember that weight gain is normal and that for the welfare of your child you should not diet during pregnancy!
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• United States
2 Jan 07
yea i know i'll get bigger thats the sucky part but i guess it's good since that means baby is growing. i can tell im a bit round, and i don't plan on dieting, i just wanted to be a cute pregnant woman rather than a fat pregnant woman. lol :)
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• United States
2 Jan 07
AWW, I think all pregnant womaen are beautiful. We just have a healthy glow about us. I started showing pretty early too I was concerned I might be having twins but I was just that big with one child. It can be a little sad but we have to remember we are no longer just our selves and never will be. The you that you were before you got pregnant will never be the same. I use to get sad about stretch marks or a little extra fat I had hanging around after the baby was born but I realized how selfish that thought was. Now I look at my stretch marks as battle wounds or some sort of rememberance for my greatest achievement ever.
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• Ireland
3 Jan 07
I noticed a difference straight away but other people didn't until I was five months as well (even though I tried to accentuate my bump lol) It's a natural thing and I loved getting bigger, I even loved the stretchmarks (more fool me!) I'm seven months pregnant and I feel huge at the moment but it's great knowing that the baby is growing well. I couldn't wait for my bump on my first pregnancy. And you're not fat, you're just pregnant :)
• United States
2 Jan 07
its quit normal to feel fatty and best way to weigh yourself to judge,and you have to be undersupervision of obestecian
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• United States
3 Jan 07
thanks
• United States
2 Jan 07
One thing I have noticed about the women who get pregnant in my family is that they all are different. Your doctor can tell you what is normal, but there is a wide range of possibilities depending on you! You are a beautiful young woman, and since this is your first, I can understand why you might be alarmed. Let me assure you... you will get a whole lot bigger! But you could gain 100 pounds (which I doubt very seriously) and still be one of the most attractive women in the room! After you've had your baby, you will lose most, if not all, of the weight! And you'll have a baby that will change your life forever! Congratulations!!!
• United States
2 Jan 07
aww that's sweet thanks! and hopefully i won't be gaining 100 pounds my doctor said 25 - 35 pounds im going for the 25 lol but we'll see what happens! lol.
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@ilvrshn (463)
• United States
2 Jan 07
You will be fine. Every woman bodies are different when it comes to pregnacy. You can't coompare yourself to other people. Some woman get bigger than others. Some don't. It depends on your body structure and other factors. I am pretty sure your doctor may say the same. Enjoy your pregnancy!
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• United States
2 Jan 07
I think it's normal. Before I was pregnant I only weighed 110 pounds and my tummy was flat and toned too. I could tell I was pregnant around 3 months just because I was so skinny. So I don't think you are gaining too fast.
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2 Jan 07
I was very small (95lbs) when I got pregnant with my first son, I hardly gained weight until I was 5 months, then I popped! I was put on bed rest for various reasons and ended up gaining double what I should have, I had a healthy baby and the weight came off (I kept a little of it, but feel much healthier than at such a low weight) so just relax and enjoy the pregnancy!
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• United States
2 Jan 07
you doctor can determine if you are gaining weight too soon, but honestly i highly doubt it, you could be further along then determined, or there might be twins?!?!
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• United States
2 Jan 07
I think its normal to wonder or even worry about how you will look or how much you will gain when pregnant. With my first, I could tell around 13 weeks and with my second I could tell around 9 weeks. Everyone is different. Eat healthy foods to nourish you and the baby both, exercise if doc says its okay, and you should gain appropriately! A pregnant belly is a gorgeous belly!! Good luck with your pregnancy.
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@talx01 (34)
• India
3 Jan 07
You're pregnant, right? So you get to eat as many french fries as you want, right? Wrong! You need to be careful about how much weight you gain during your pregnancy. Gaining too much or too little can be harmful to you and your baby. How many pounds you need to add depends on how much you weigh when you become pregnant. Gaining the right amount of weight helps protect the health of your baby. Women who gain too little are at increased risk of having a small baby (less than 5 1/2 pounds). Women who gain too much are at increased risk of having an early baby or a large baby. They may also have health problems themselves such as diabetes, high blood pressure and varicose veins. Putting on weight slowly and steadily is best. But don't worry if you gain less than four pounds in the first trimester, and make up for it later, or vice versa. Also, many women have one or two "growth spurts" during which they gain several pounds in a short time period, then level off. Again, this is not worrisome unless it becomes a pattern. The important thing is to keep an eye on your overall gain.
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@hbmavuri (254)
• India
3 Jan 07
Don't worry too much its normal to everyone.You will gain more wait in coming months.Don't think about weight gain.Just take healthy and nutritious food and keep mind calm.I gained 17 extra kilos during my pregnancy.
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• United States
3 Jan 07
Forget about it. You're pregnant, and all that matters, really, is that you're healthy and your baby's healthy. And heck, it HAS been three months - I'd be worried if you weren't showing yet.
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• Egypt
3 Jan 07
Do not worry, my dear friend, haha, lol!!
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@krizz420 (4388)
• Canada
2 Jan 07
You'll probably be fine. My girlfriend worried about the samething but she ended up almost getting her figure back.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
2 Jan 07
i haven't been pregnant yet. but my friends were. and most of them try not to take in something cold because it will really make them gain weight fast. plus they try not to eat so much food with carbohydrates. they do take in lots of fruits to keep their health better and it is good for the baby as well. it's okey if you are gaining weight. it's natural. try to walk in the morning too for exercise. it's gonna be really good for you.
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@tictac714 (976)
• United States
2 Jan 07
No I think that's fairly normal. Try not to worry about it too much. Pregnancy isn't a good time to diet or worry about your weight. Just try to eat things that are good for you and baby and focus on growing a healthy baby in there. You can lose the weight after baby is born, and if you're in good shape to start with it shouldn't be too too difficult. Congratualations! =)
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@Geethika (24)
• United States
3 Jan 07
hey dear friend dont worry about your weight put up and belly popping.see its very good syombol to belly popping and weight gain that tells you the baby in your womb is growing up understand,and its quite easy to slim after delivery,there are so many methods to come as you are now.some websites like www.pregancytips.com,www.Beslim.com.
• Philippines
3 Jan 07
Yeah as i can see you're still pretty, its ok if you gain weight. As long as you feel good about yourself.. I have a friend that has gained weight also when she had her 1st pregnancy, but then after she gave birth she got back to her old slimmy weight. So don't you worry about it much.
@sahergul (774)
• Pakistan
3 Jan 07
single male here :d
@suny1946 (275)
• China
3 Jan 07
I am not fat.
• United States
3 Jan 07
okayyyy.....?
@franxexces (1096)
• Philippines
30 Apr 07
So I guess your baby is out now?? is it a boy or a girl?
• United States
3 Jan 07
no need to overract, its perfectly normal, especially if of maybe...you're having twins! hehe