Pregnancy weight gain

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We asked our Facebook fans: "How much weight did you gain when you were pregnant?". Here's what they said:

I gained 22 kg when I was pregnant with my son ten years ago. Now I am 16 weeks pregnant with twins, gained ± 5 kg so far. - Anel Theunissen

First baby about 14kgs, second about 12kg and now 30 weeks with number 3 and on about 8kgs... and counting. Have lost in between but always seems to leave each one with a couple of stubborn kilos that wont shift. Oh well! - Allison Wainwright

Thanks to steroids due to incessant prem labour from 26 weeks, I gained a shocking 28kgs! *gasp* - Michelle Wilken

17kgs and almost two years later I'm still struggling to lose it - Ntombi Mafuya ?

I gained... embarrassed cough... 25kgs in my first pregnancy, and 20 in my second. 18 years later I am still carrying plenty of extra blubber. - Adele Hamilton

I gained 18 kg 5 months after I lost it all again no diet; breastfeeding and walking a lot - Bianca Angelique Prinsloo

First one gained 14, then ended up losing 18 afterwards. This one I've gained 12kg so far and still have 4 weeks to go. - Deidre Krull

9kg - Not too bad I think - Ayesha Yon ?

35kg and 27kg! lost all of it. But now I'm stuck with the extra skin! - Juanita Moolman ?

First one about 8kg (baby 3.24kg). 2nd one 12kg (baby 3.68kg), and with the twins 8kg (babies 2.49kg and 2.32kg). - Soraya Sahabodien Noor

?10kgs with my 1st and lost it all within a month after her birth, 6kgs with my second and was underweight and anaemic. Gained a full 10kgs with my 3rd, but instead of losing, I have it with me today still 6 years later. - Charlene Raubenheimer

I am overweight and in all my pregnancies I lost weight, but unfortunately never kept it off! Lol. In my last pregnancy I lost a total of 20kgs because of swine flu at 8 months pregnant, but picked it all up again. - Shamin Brown Damon

Gained 17 kilos. 10 months later I've lost 21 kilos and trying desperately to gain but it's not working:( - Rukeya Khan Parker

Here are some articles to help with the weight loss or gain:


Struggling to lose the baby weight

What you need to know about pregnancy weight gain

The pros and cons of pregnancy weight loss


Claiming back your pre-pregnancy body


Dieters gain more weight when pregnant


How much weight did you gain during your pregnancy?

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