At How Many Weeks Did You Give Birth & How Much Weight Did You Gain?

@biwasaki (1745)
United States
March 2, 2007 7:50pm CST
I'm just curious to see how other womens' pregnancies went. How many weeks along were you when you gave birth? How much weight did you gain over the course of your pregnancy?
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@brokentia (10395)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Which pregnancy? I was pregnant 7 times! And I am not sure that I can remember all of them down to the weeks. At this point, I can not tell you the exact weights of each baby either! LOL But I will try.... Number 1 child....39 weeks - induced because the doctor feared he was too large to fit through my pelvic. Wt...almost 9 lbs and a 1/4 inch shy of 2 feet long at birth. So, he turned out to be very long!!! Number 2 child...41 weeks...she just didn't want to come out. Wt 6lbs 4 ozs. I remembered! :) Number 3 child...38 weeks...also induced because I was having contractions that were not progressing. Wt...6 lbs 4.5 ozs Number 4 child...40 weeks...can't remember if I had him a couple days before actual due date...but he was on time. 7 lbs 10 ozs. Number 5 child...I think she was around 38 or 39 weeks...this is when it becomes real fuzzy LOL...she was 6 lbs 3 ozs. Number 6 child...over due...almost 42 weeks...she was just over 6 lbs also. Number 7 child...a couple days shy of due date...induced because I was seven cm dilated and was not in labor. Doctor feared if I went into labor, I would not make it out of the house. LOL He was just over 7 lbs. Don't remember exact wt...or was he just under 7 lbs. Oh heck! I think he was just over! LOL
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@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Wow!! I give you credit for going through SEVEN pregnancies. I think I would have been scared to go through anymore after the first one came out that big. Congratulations on all of them though!!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
3 Mar 07
Pregnancy one - 37 weeks gained 45 pounds lost 65 @ 6wks post partum baby weighed five and a half pounds Pregnancy two - 12.5 weeks ended in miscarriage, weight gain negotiable Pregnancy three - Twins 14 weeks miscarriage weight gain less than 10# Pregnancy four - 37 weeks gained 15 pounds - baby weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces Pregnancy five - 25.5 weeks, baby weight 20 oz, wieght gain 15# Pregnancy six - 36.5 weeks baby weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces I lost 70 pounds over the course of the pregnancy due to terrible illness/disease
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
3 Mar 07
LOL, I put negotiable, hehe, if only we could negotiate our weight gain, huh? Did I fail to mention that with each pregnancy a little bit of brain function diminishes?
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@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I'm sorry to hear of the miscarriages. :( But congratulations on the healthy deliveries. I forgot to list my pregnancies up top there so I'll do it now: #1: 38 weeks, gained 30 pounds, lost 30 pounds six weeks postpartum. #2: 38 weeks, gained 27 pounds, lost 27 pounds six weeks postpartum. #3: Still in utero at approx 36 weeks...will have to do an update once I deliver. :)
@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
3 Mar 07
*LoL* Negotiable weight gain would be WONDERFUL!! And trust me, I understand about brain function diminishing with each pregnancy. I think my brain cells are at an all time low right now.
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
4 May 07
My first pregnancy and birth set a record which still stands in my small hometown. I was 24 weeks along when my daughter decided to come. She weighed 1 lb, 4 ounces at birth. She was in an ICU for 65 days. They didn't have neonatal units back then. I'm happy to say she is now a 40+ mother of two. I don't remember how much weight I gained with her or with my second daughter.
@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
5 May 07
I'm glad to hear that your daughter is fine today. That must have been a scary experience for you though!
@PunkyMcPunk (1477)
• Canada
4 May 07
My son was born prematurely. He was only 6 months old (due to gallbladder issues I had). he was only 2 pounds when he was born. As for weight gain I actually lost weight. Near the end I had lost 16 pounds. It was because I was taking better care of myself not always eating junk and I stopped drinking pop/soda (i used to be a big Pepsi addict) and I drank water instead.
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@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
5 May 07
Aside from his small size, did your son have any medical problems from being born so early?
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
23 Apr 07
my first pregnancy i was 40 weeks and 4 days, i gained about 30 lbs. my second i was 40 weeks and 5 days, i gained about 50lbs :( this pregnancy i'm at 27 weeks, hoping i'll go around 38 weeks lol, and i've gained about 15 lbs so far.
@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Good luck with this pregnancy!
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
3 Mar 07
Actually I lost a LOT of weight. I got the flu in my 4 month and was so sick. I kept losing weight and losing weight. My Doctor was very upset at the fact I could not gain any weight. Finally by my 6th month I gained 18 pounds, but then at 34 weeks I gave birth. I lost all the weight I gained plus some. I never wore maternity clothes and the day of delivery my regular clothes were too big for me. My son was 8 weeks premature and only weighed 5lbs. 10 oz. 18 inches long. So he was not all the weight I lost. I continued to lose weight rapidly for some odd reason. But I finally gained some back by the time he was 5. He is now 19, 6'6" tall and weighs 150lbs.
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@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
3 Mar 07
Wow, your son is a great example of how babies are so resilient. Even though they are born premature it may not affect them at all in the long run. I'm glad to hear that even with your difficulties gaining weight and the preterm labor that he is healthy today.
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
5 May 07
With my daughter (my first pregnancy) she was born at 39 weeks, and I gained....GASP...50 pounds!! With my son he was born at 41 weeks abd I gained...GASP again...50 pounds!!!
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@angelface23 (2497)
• United States
3 May 07
i gave birth at 39 weeks and I gained about 60 lbs.
@momof3nc (34)
• United States
14 Mar 07
With my first I gave birth on my due date. I had gained 31 lbs. With my second I gave birth the day after my due date and had gained 30 lbs. With my third I gave birth a week and a half before my due date and had gained 31 lbs.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
9 Mar 07
With my first pregnancy I'm not sure of how much I gained as I came down with a terrible cold (as did the rest of the family) and stopped gaining weight, at least by what the doctor's chart showed. I started in at 120 lbs and got up to 132 lbs by 5 months and stayed there all the way to my 9th month. My family members that had this terrible cold ended up losing 10-12 pounds, so I'm assuming that is about the amount I lost too. I gave birth around the 39th week with my son weighing in at 6 pounds 8 ounces. With my second pregnancy I gained 27 pounds. One of the nurses jotted down that my second son was born at 40 weeks, but he was actually born 8 days prior to my due date. My second son weighed in at 8 pounds 4 ounces. My third pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at about 4 weeks. :( So I was 'barely pregnant' and I had no time to gain any weight.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
For all of my pregnancies I was overdue by about a week, except with my 3rd child. He was induced 2 days overdue because he kept turning breech. Also, with my pregnancies, I never gained more than 20 pounds, and I think it was usually more like 15. I don't gain a lot of weight while pregnant. My last 2 pregnancies I delivered a full 2 weeks overdue. And I was induced.
• United States
5 Mar 07
i actually gave birth on my sons due date! i gained about 25 lbs during my pregnancy and lost about 50 by the time my son was 8 months old.
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@MrsSgtB (289)
• United States
5 Mar 07
First pregnancy 37wks gained 30lbs. Second pregnancy 39wks gained 50lbs.
• United States
5 Mar 07
1st preg~ 41 weeks 1 day, I gained 65 lbs 2nd preg~39 weeks, gained 23 lbs 3rd preg~38 weeks, gained 17 lbs 3 c-sections
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• Philippines
3 Mar 07
i cant rememer the exact weight i gain during my pregnancy.I didn't gain well because i got sick during my pregancy. I got fever during my 7mos and can't eat very well. Now, that i gave birth to my daughter, i gain weight again because i dont have any diet. for now i enjoy food because when im pregant there are some foods that are forbidden to eat like cakes,ice cream..it's not healthy for a baby..
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
3 Mar 07
I was 39 weeks when my first kid was born, and gained 24 pounds. She was born with 6lbs 11 ounces. I lost most extra weight within two months. I was 38 weeks when my second kid was born, and I gained 28 pounds. He was born with 7lbs 6ounces. It took me about 3 months to lose the extra weight.
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I have had two kids and gained 50 pounds with each one. The first was born at 39 weeks and the other was 41 weeks.
• Canada
3 Mar 07
i gave birth at 27 weeks, my daughter was 3 months preemature. i didn't have much time to gain a lot of weight. i was really sick for the first 5 months and i couldn't keep anything down. i lost 15 pounds in the first couple of months. after that i gained that back and maybe 2 or 3 more pounds and i think that was it. i can't remember exactly but it was less than 20 pounds.
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