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    Default recommended weight gain twin pregnancy

    I have been reading a few different books about recom weight gain

    one UK book by a DR (& mother of twins) pub -2004 said 18 - 23kg
    another book said 15-20kg



    The first said to gain 11kg I think by 24wks and then at least .6kg a week thereafter



    I am interested what others are doing,have been told or did ?

    I started out at about 61-62kg

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    er, rather a lot, lol.

    I normally put on about 3 stone, but with the twins it was more.

    Kg? Um, about 25? I was 90 something at full bloom, am now 73.

    Don't get too hung up about it though. As long as you make sure you're eating well enough & drinking plenty of water. You're gonna be more enormous than you ever thought possible, have a look at my belly photos. On Angus's site you can see how big I was with him, then I was that big at about 28 weeks or something with the twins. :shock:

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    Yvette
    thanks -
    I had a look OMGosh - I saw another ladies twin belly photos once and hers was the same -babies all out the front - she was standing next to her cots and was almost as wide as them out at front - side on.

    I am not worried about putting on the weight more that I can eat enough to do it properly - but not too excess much because of potential high bp.

    Did you find it hard to eat enough as the girls and your belly grew but stomach got squashed ?

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    Er, surprisingly no. Once over the first trimester nausea I could put away quite an astonishinly large meal right up to the end.

    But maybe I'm just an incredible guts, lol.

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    I like my food too - bring on the 2nd trimester

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    *oops* i've put on about 20kg so far, but it seems to have dropped off now. Luckily I'm tall, so carry it well, am dreading the trips to the gym afterwards though!

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    Jo it's okay
    One book said 18 -23kgs and 10kgs is just the amniotic fluid -plus the extra plasma volume -

    I guess being busy will help - you might not need trips to the gym

    They say BF helps with weight loss - feed two twice the bonus
    I read your other post - you could always express for the other twin alternate feeds. MY DH is keen to bottle feed - while I feed one when he is home (middle of night too if I am lucky) - Dad might like some bonding time too.

    the foam sounds a good idea - need to get pics. Did your hospital just have special twin class - how many people were there ?

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    I hope I'll put weight on very soon. I think I only put on 2kg.

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    Chriscoop

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    20 kg sounds fine to me Jo, you are at 33 weeks. I'm only 5'5", & didn't look all that overweight afterwards, & slowly heading back towards normal now. Keep eating, those bubbies need their tucker!

    Trish, I've heard people say bf doesn't help with weight loss, but it would have to I reckon, I mean it's quite a few calories going out.

    Chris, my weight with the twins came quite suddenly, it'll happen soon, just take good care of yourself.

    Btw girls, your blood volume increases dramatically with a twins pregnancy, & don't forget the bigger placenta or extra placenta, & extra amniotic fluid, & the outrageous boobies....

    Just remember, good nourishment is vital with carrying twins. Eat plenty of good healthy stuff & drink plenty of water... and don't deny yourself treats, you need the calories!

    nag nag nag..

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