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I’m a year and a half out from surgery and my doctor and I are very happy with my weight loss. I am also very happily pregnant (in my first trimester) and so far have had great medical care. I spoke with my bariatric nutritionist today and she mentioned that I should absolutely not lose any more weight and should work on eating more, ideally seven eating moments per day, gaining 15-25 lbs over the course of my pregnancy. I’m running 5k 3-4 times per week and have been continually, slowly naturally losing weight. I told her this and she said to just eat more so I would gain more weight.

In hindsight I feel a bit like I wasn’t totally done losing weight. The shift from being focused on weight loss to gaining weight is unexpectedly hard to make, but it course I follow my doctors instructions to a T. Anyone have similar experiences with struggling to gain weight during pregnancy?

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Not me personally, but my sister did. She was actually only about 4 months out from surgery when she got pregnant. She just stopped concentrating on gaining or losing & concentrated on trying to eat good things for baby. If you have questions let me know I can ask her! She also looks amazing lol

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I'm 10 months out and I'm terrified I'm stretching my pouch already I feel like I'm overeating cos I'm getting cravings and pangs but my body cant handle the food

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1 hour ago, Msumalik said:

I'm 10 months out and I'm terrified I'm stretching my pouch already I feel like I'm overeating cos I'm getting cravings and pangs but my body cant handle the food

Hey I just asked her, she said gradually her hunger came but she only craved healthy stuff

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Pre my weight loss surgery with my second pregnancy I lost weight, simply from being so sick and starting out being overweight. My midwife had no issues with it at all. I just made sure the food I was eating was healthy and that I took all my supplements. You just need to remember that your body will drag what it needs from you to grow a healthy baby, so make sure you are getting enough of what you need! Particularly Calcium and Iron. Congratulations xx

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I got pregnant at 11 months post op and lost weight in the first few months due to nausea. I’ll be 26 weeks Friday and I’m just now 3lbs more than what I was when I first got pregnant my dr actually asked if I was eating enough(I assured her I was I eat more than I did before being pregnant which I guess is totally normal since our body can only hold so much at a time then it passes quickly and being pregnant you require more for baby). Once nausea went away I did notice I was hungry more frequently and if I’m being honest I still am 😅 I usually eat or at least have a snack every 2-3 hours.

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But baby is healthy and growing. In the beginning he was measuring a week smaller but at our 23 week sono his arms and legs measured at 26weeks so his estimated weight was i think .4oz higher than most 23 week babies which was good considering they worried he would be on the smaller side because of the surgery. I do see a high risk dr along with my obgyn because of the surgery and because I used to have diabetes and high bp. But going to the high risk dr means I get to see him monthly to make sure he’s okay💙

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