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questions and concerns, i need some answers Norrieca Bryant Due April 10; West Virginia 9 posts
29th Nov '12

i am gonna be a first time mom, due April 11th and i am plus size i weighed 215 pounds before i became pregnant and i am 21 weeks pregnant today and am only weighing 222 pounds now. i have also noticed that i cant tell when the baby is moving i mean i feel little bumps agains my belly but i dont know weather its my baby moving or if its just my imagination i have also noticed that alot of my friends that are pregnant can touch their belly and feel their uterus but i cant and it bothers me cause im constantly thinking is there something wrong with my baby...if anyone has an insight or answer to my concerns please let me know!!! it would greatly be appreciated

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
29th Nov '12

Its all normal.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Norrieca Bryant:" i am gonna be a first time mom, due April 11th and i am plus size i weighed 215 pounds before i became ... [snip!] ... wrong with my baby...if anyone has an insight or answer to my concerns please let me know!!! it would greatly be appreciated"

dont expect to really feel the baby until 25weeks also as for your weight gain your doing just fine! :)

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2569 posts
29th Nov '12

You are still plenty early to not feel kicks or see a baby bump especially with being plus sized. Heck I am extremely slim and didn't have a baby bump at that time. Pretty soon you'll feel baby nonstop

wigglewaddle 2 kids; Wichita, Kansas 2399 posts
29th Nov '12

I weighed 157 before pregnancy and now weigh 165 at 36 weeks. I wouldn't be concerned unless your doctor is. Most of the weight gain is in the last trimester.

Deidria Lee 1 child; Buckhannon, West Virginia 68 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Norrieca Bryant:" i am gonna be a first time mom, due April 11th and i am plus size i weighed 215 pounds before i became ... [snip!] ... wrong with my baby...if anyone has an insight or answer to my concerns please let me know!!! it would greatly be appreciated"


I'm also plus size not gonna say how much I weigh but I'm 23 weeks now and I can feel her a little but not much. I've lost 11 pounds since I found out in August and they are ok with it. Gonna be a first time mom too so I know how you feel.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
29th Nov '12

It's all normal for your weight. Like others said, kicks aren't regular until 25 weeks.
Being overweight, healthy weight gain is a lot less during pregnancy than slimmer women, so you have nothing to worry about having gained only 7 pounds.
Being plus-sized will also inhibit your ability to feel your uterus as easily because of the extra fat and muscle in the way. Same with the kicks.
It all sounds normal to me.

Michelle Freemyer Wofford Due February 9; Billings, Montana 5 posts
29th Nov '12

I am also plus size and about 30 weeks pregnant, I haven't gained anything :) I lost 12 lbs in first 4 months then gained 9 lbs but lost 3 lbs again. My doctor isn't concern since my belly is measuring 2 weeks ahead and baby is healthy. Felt first kick at 21 weeks but not consistent till about 25 weeks. Just enjoy the pregnancy and things will progress and happen when its time.

Norrieca Bryant Due April 10; West Virginia 9 posts
30th Nov '12

thanks yall, its been a great help

Norrieca Bryant Due April 10; West Virginia 9 posts
7th Dec '12

ok another question i am now 22 weeks pregnant and my boyfriend and i had intercorse and after i was bleeding is it something i should be worried about

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Norrieca Bryant:" ok another question i am now 22 weeks pregnant and my boyfriend and i had intercorse and after i was bleeding is it something i should be worried about"


Not unless it was a TON of blood, and you continue to bleed. Your cervix can be pretty friable during pregnancy, and you could have just scratched it a little.
If you are worried, I would go in to L&D.

Norrieca Bryant Due April 10; West Virginia 9 posts
7th Dec '12

it was kinda alot at first but it has slowed down and has almost stopped

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Norrieca Bryant:" it was kinda alot at first but it has slowed down and has almost stopped"


You probably don't have anything to worry about, then. If you weren't using condoms, then it was probably a lot at first because it was mixed with semen.
The same thing happened to me when I was 25 weeks pregnant. Although L&D did recommend not having sex for a couple weeks just to let the small tear heal.

Norrieca Bryant Due April 10; West Virginia 9 posts
7th Dec '12

othanks cause this is my first pregnancy and it is scaring me a little

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
7th Dec '12

Perfectly understandable. I think most FTMs are like that.
Like I said, if you are ever really worried, just go in to L&D. They really don't mind checking you.



By the way, I was due April 12 last year- had my son on the 13th!