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Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby tuffy4u » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:53 pm

Anyone have any experience with how much weight they gained with twins? I've had a tough time keeping the weight off with my single pregnancies and I'm scared I'm going to put on way to much now that I'm carrying two. I also don't want to deprive my babies. I am already up about five lbs and I'm only 8.5 weeks. Any experience would help.
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby DALLAS » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:33 pm

I dont know really how much to gain but my MD says Im doing well. I have gained 30lbs at 29wks. I had gained 8lbs at 12wks. At 28 wks I measured 32wks.
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby tuffy4u » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:56 am

Thanks Dallas, that's great 30 lbs. I was 30 lbs at 28 weeks and only had one! I've been trying to cut the carbs and sweets but it's been tough with halloween just passing. Good luck with your twins! :D
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby margi26 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:17 pm

Congratulations, first of all!!

There is differing opinions on weight gain with twins. I was worried especially in my first trimester, that I wasn't gaining enough. The book "When you are expecting twins, triplets, and quads" has you worried if you haven't gained 20 lbs by 20 weeks. It insists that you need to gain a lot of weight, and earlier rather than later with an end weight gain of 45-55lbs! :shock:

As I am barely 5'1" I was very worried about such an amount of weight, but also worried because I didn't gain a lot early despite eating "well".

My OB was great and very reassuring. As long as the babies are growing well, you will be fine. I would definitely NOT try to restrict your weight gain however. In fact, I started drinking ENSURE to make sure I was getting enough calories and protein for the babies.

For the record, I ended up gaining 35 lbs (although I gave birth at 33 weeks, so it would have been more if I had continued on) after a slow start.

My advice? Eat well--nutritionally. Gentle exercise if you can. Take care of yourself. Don't overdo it. Think positively!

PS. I have lost ALL my weight already at just 4 weeks! Breastfeeding twins is a serious calorie burner. :D
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby bodie1011 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:07 pm

Hi Tuffy - I was wondering the same thing. Thank you for posting the question. I have gained 4 lbs and I am only 7 wks 5 days. Trying to eat healthy but its tough because cooking gives me such a food aversion now and nausea. They should make healthy take out for pregnant people!
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby bodie1011 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:49 pm

Ok I got this book called "when you are expecting twins, triplets or quads" and it says for normal BMI, someone carrying twins should gain 10 lbs by 10 weeks. And that the more you gain early on the better the chance of going the full 37 weeks! Wonder if that is right...
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby tuffy4u » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:52 pm

Well I am 11 weeks, haven't weighed myself but pretty sure I am over 10lbs. My belly is huge! Could be because this is my third pregnancy. I usually watch what I eat, low carb but I've been allowing myself to eat more grains at my husband's urging. I don't want to gain to much so i don't get diabetes ( I was border line with the other two) but I also want my twins to be full term. It would also be nice not to have to go on bed rest. So I've been exercising but not my usual strenous routine. My BF is also my OBGYN so I get good advice but it seems what is good for one can be dangerous for another. I'll be following you Bodie since we are so close in due dates. Let me know how you are doing with weight gain, what you are doing for exercise and what you OB says about it.
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby Backham » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:34 pm

Tips for Gain Weight :

1. Eat more than twice in the day.
2. Get heavy breakfast.
3. Drink milk every morning.
4. Take egg, butter and many of them in Meal.
5. Get early sleep.
6. Avoid smoking.
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby bodie1011 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:20 pm

Tuffy - how are you doing? I've gained another 2 lbs and started wearing maternity clothes. I'm 11 weeks tomorrow.
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby DALLAS » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:01 pm

I had posted my weight previously of 30lbs at 28wks. I am now getting ready to be 34wks and have gained 35lbs. I measure 37wks. My babies are measuring 5lbs each! So of the 35lbs, 10lbs is all baby..plus all of the amniotic fluid, placentas, and extra fluid we carry. Try not to concentrate so much on the numbers, just concentrate on a healthy diet. It will all work out in the end.
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby baby_blu73 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:47 pm

I gained right around 42 lbs with my boys. I was induced at 38 weeks and Jaxon and Brady weighed 6'7" and 7'6" respectively. "All day" sickness prevented me from gaining during the first trimester. I ate eggs and toast with butter at least twice a week for breakfast and ate reasonably throughout my entire pregnancy. Meaning I didn't (couldn't :lol: ) overdo it but usually treated myself when having cravings.
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby bodie1011 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:33 pm

Thanks for all the advice. Also -- LOVE the name Jaxon :)
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby tuffy4u » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:29 pm

Bodie, now I'm fifteen weeks, haven't weighed myself in a week and a half and I was up 14 lbs. Was in maternity clothes well before 11 weeks. Luckily I have clothes in every size from 6-14 so I just pull out a different box as I grow. If I could just gain 42 I would be thrilled! I'm thinking it's going to be fifty plus though.

I also love the name Jaxon, I have been having issues with names for these babies. Can't think of anything I like. Good think I still have time.
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby shanebob » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:27 pm

Here I have introduce some of the tips through which you can gain extra weight fr your body. Eat more that twice in the day, Eat oily food through which your body can acquire more nutrition from that. Also eat the heavy breakfast with milk and egg.
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Re: Weight Gain with Twins?

Postby kerpupples » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:57 pm

All right, I'm at 9 1/2 weeks and I've gained 10 pounds! I'm not surprised - this past week I've been ravenous. According to the book everyone has been referencing I think I'm OK. I'm overweight so my weight gain at 10 weeks is supposed to be 10-13 pounds. My pants were fitting a bit tight when I got pregnant so I'm already in my maternity clothes.
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