Massive weight gain during pregnancy

Hi mummies, I would like to ask if any of you gained a lot of weight during pregnancy? I'm currently pregnant with my 2nd baby but I gained a lot during my first pregnancy, which was in 2018 to 2019. My initial pre pregnancy weight was 60kg but during my first pregnancy, I let loose as I had difficulty eating normal food which ends up with me gaining up to 96kg - weight gain of approximately 36kg. My health was fine, there was no gestational diabetes and no hypertension or whatsoever. Baby did end up on the bigger side but that was also due to hereditary as my family genetics are all on the bigger baby side. I was trying to lose weight when I got pregnant again this year, my first baby was only 9mths old. This time my pre pregnancy weight started at 81kg and now I'm reaching 100kg. As per previous pregnancy, my health and baby's health were all fine. My doctor said it's okay as my pre pregnancy weight started at 81kg and my weight gain so far is okay. I'm just worried that I might have a hard time losing weight. I had always been on the bigger side, abt 70kg plus and I managed to lose a lot before my wedding. It took so much blood, sweat and tears to lose all those weight and I know I'll have to do it again if I wanna lose all the weight I've gained thus far. Do you have any advice on when I can start losing weight after giving birth and what I can do other than exercising? If I'm breastfeeding, can I still go on diet and stuff like that? I would really appreciate your advice on this. Also, I would really appreciate if you don't criticize me on the weight gain as I've had enough of that from myself. Thank you in advance.

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Hi mummy! I’m in the same situation as you! I was 56kg before I was pregnant and I gained a massive amount! The last I remembered I was almost 90kg on the day I gave birth! I had the worst hunger pangs therefore it’s not a shock I gained that much weight. Though I was very heavy, I had no health issues too, my gynae saw there’s no problem and told me to just eat healthily. My baby came out on the heavier side as well however it could be due to the fact that my husband is a big man 😂 Anyway I lost 20kg right after I gave birth and during confinement. I didn’t had much appetite during then cause of my post natal blues but soon after when I’m up and well I started eating normally. My weight is now in 70s range and it’s harder cause I barely exercise since I’m still on maternity leave and taking care of my LO. But I plan to hit the gym during my lunch time when I start work! I’m not in a rush to lose all the baby weight even though too many people are commenting on it.I guess you can’t rush certain things, lose it healthily and more importantly it shouldn’t make u unhappy! Yes you can diet, just stick to healthier food that provides milk for your baby! Like dates! As for the losing weight part, start 3months after will be great! You can start by going for brisk walks with your baby, drop two stops away from home and walk back or take the stairs. I hope it helps and don’t worry too much mummy! You’re doing great 😉

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12mo ago

Don’t worry my dear! It’s going to be a tough journey, there will be days you will feel awful about yourself I’m not going to lie. It won’t always be butterflies and rainbows but remember when you gained the weight it’s for your baby! Start slow yeah, build the momentum! Your body could go into shock if u start too hard and fast. Drink water, no sweet drinks. No plain carbs, maybe take couscous and soba instead of white rice and starchy noodles. Indulge in good food once a week, like burgers and fries but clean the rest of the days. Maybe you can incorporate your husband too, like ask him to accompany you to exercise and u both eat clean together to make it for fun! My husband and I are struggling to lose the baby weight together hahaha!! I hope you don’t stress yourself too much on this and enjoy motherhood! The weight will come off eventually. 😊😊

No worries mummy! You definitely can lose weight during confinement. Have your tummy bengkung. That really helps cos it also curbs your appetite but must be consistent to wear it everyday. It is uncomfortable but for the sake of losing weight.... You will feel hungry when you breastfeed but like I said earlier, use bengkung. I lose 4 inch in a day and before my confinement ends, I was already back to my normal weight. Then start on intermittent fast after confinement. And remember to drink lots of water. This also helps alot cos it make you feel full quick. When you are persistent to lose weight, you will do anything for the sake of it but remember to do it healthily. That is important.

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12mo ago

Go for the old school ones. Not sure how long it is (7 meter I think?) but it's a piece of really long cloth. Because it's really long this helps to burn your waist line faster. Also don't forget to slab on some 'param' (includes in the jamu) on your body before you do the bengkung & leave it on until your next shower. Helps to get rid of wind in your body. Not sure how to really explain it but I've used both old sch & modern one. The old sch one is better and faster to lose weight. I don't quite like the modern ones cos of it's thick material and kinda itchy. Hope this helps.