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Am I small for 29 weeks? CokiMonsta 1 child; Virginia 341 posts
23rd Apr '13

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About how much weight is normally gained at this point? I know everyone is different, but I'm curious. People tend to make a lot of hurtful comments towards me about this matter...

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
23rd Apr '13

Yeah, very small. By now it'd be normal to have gained 15-20lbs. Are you considered underweight? It's recommended for underweight people to gain 28-40 lbs in their whole pregnancy.



But honestly as long as you're eating enough, taking your vitamins and your OB has no complaints, you'll be fine. I run small in my pregnancies too, though not that small.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
23rd Apr '13

You "look" tiny, but I can't measure how high your uterus is or see in there with an ultrasound. :) Sometimes babies just sit further back in there and your belly doesn't get as big.



Unless your ob is concerned, I wouldn't be.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
23rd Apr '13

I didnt gain any weight until 32 weeks. I lost 18lbs up until then with my 2nd pregnancy. I cant see your pic since Im on my phone. Have you gained any weight? With my first I gained 58lbs with my 2nd I gained 15. They can vary so much and maybe the baby is pushed into your back more. Has your doctor said anything?

CokiMonsta 1 child; Virginia 341 posts
23rd Apr '13

I haven't been to my ob since 25 weeks.
She seemed concerned about hydration and my iron level being a 7.
I started out at 100 and I've been bouncing back and forth from 108-111.

Adan's Mama :) 1 child; Phenix City, Alabama 457 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CokiMonsta:</b>" I haven't been to my ob since 25 weeks. She seemed concerned about hydration and my iron level being a 7. I started out at 100 and I've been bouncing back and forth from 108-111."</blockquote>



7 is very very low for iron...after i had my son i was at 6 which had everyone around me so worried. Has she told you anything to do to get your iron levels up?

CokiMonsta 1 child; Virginia 341 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Adan's Mama :):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting CokiMonsta:</b>" I haven't been to my ob since 25 weeks. She ... [snip!] ... i had my son i was at 6 which had everyone around me so worried. Has she told you anything to do to get your iron levels up?"</blockquote>




I've tried everything she's suggested including an extra iron supplement alongside the prenatals with no results. She says I might have to get a blood transfusion.
I've always struggled with anemia, my level was a 9 prior to pregnancy.



When you had your son your level was a 6? How did you feel after? Or the weeks after? I'm sure that was incredibly draining @__@

Adan's Mama :) 1 child; Phenix City, Alabama 457 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CokiMonsta:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Adan's Mama :):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting CokiMonsta:</b>" ... [snip!] ... you had your son your level was a 6? How did you feel after? Or the weeks after? I'm sure that was incredibly draining @__@"</blockquote>



It was...i was always tired. He is 9 months old and i just got my iron level up to where they arent worried about me. Its still not all the way up though. Do you munch on ice?

CokiMonsta 1 child; Virginia 341 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Adan's Mama :):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting CokiMonsta:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Adan's Mama ... [snip!] ... and i just got my iron level up to where they arent worried about me. Its still not all the way up though. Do you munch on ice?"</blockquote>




Wow, strong mama! Good to hear your levels are getting better- it's a lot harder to achieve than it sounds.



&& No, ice chewing is a huge pet peeve of mine haha.

Adan's Mama :) 1 child; Phenix City, Alabama 457 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CokiMonsta:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Adan's Mama :):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting CokiMonsta:</b>" ... [snip!] ... levels are getting better- it's a lot harder to achieve than it sounds. && No, ice chewing is a huge pet peeve of mine haha."</blockquote>



Lol thats good because it prevents you from absorbing iron.