Question by Truth Teller: OK mommy’s….Is baby weight easier to lose?
Alright, i am a first time soon to be mom of 39 years. I have never really had a weight issue, but I have gained 42 pounds with my son and I am 32 weeks along. The doctors are fine with my weight and havent fussed at all as I was very sick in the beginning and am now only gaining a few pounds a month. So, anyway……I presume a pound a week from here on out making me about 50 lbs needing to lose.
How much of this will I lose from baby, and fluids and etc.???
And the additional weight, everyone keeps telling me that baby weight is easier to lose than normal weight.
Is there any truth to this???? lol
And how long does it take with eating right and exercising to take it back off? I am going to breast feed too.
Help me out ladies…..am I in for a rude awakening? lol
Answer by Memphis Kitten
With my first pregnancy I gained about 60 pounds. I was 185 when I went into the delivery room, and I didn’t weigh again until about a week after I had her, and I had lost 28 pounds in a week!! I was pleasantly surprized. It took me about 6 weeks to get down to 135 with no exercise but I was nursing. I never did get back down to 115 (what I weighed in high school), but w/ regular exercise and eating right I was able to maintain my weight between 125 and 130.
I’m 29 weeks now w/ #2 and hoping the weight will come off just as fast this time. Good luck to you!
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