Weight Gain

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Weight Gain

Postby melwing » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:41 pm

I just have a question about weight gain after miscarriage. I was wondering if there is a medical reason why it seems that what little pooch I got from being pregnant the short time seems to not be going away? Or is it just the depression or lack of activity during and since the MC? I wasn't far along and was not showing, but it seems that since the MC my pants are even tighter. My appetite is gone and not like it was before I MC. Does are metabolism get out of whack? Is there swelling? Is it water retention and my hormones? Or is it the stress and depression of MC? So confused.
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Postby Leannamoonbody » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:23 am

It could be all of those... or you may want to have your vitamin D level and thyroid checked. Both of those can go out of wack during pregnancy, miscarriage and birth.
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Re: Weight Gain

Postby pathfinder99 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:11 pm

Same EXACT thing happened to me! I'm pretty athletic and trim, but I've had 3 MCs (2 @ 10 wk +, 1 @ 13wk) and I just could not get rid of the belly area pooch after the 13 wk one. Tried exercise, general diet , etc. No luck . After 6 months, on advice of a friend (also athlete, post-2nd-kid), I tried going gluten free (or, rather, gluten "reduced" - I'm not real strict about it, i cut out pasta, bread, beer, crackers, etc - but if its got a bit in there like salad dressing or whatever, i don't notice) as of only 2.5 wks ago and POOF - the belly pooch is gone. I'm not "dieting" so to speak, I eat what I want and PLENTY - veggies, meat, rice, even some wine, etc, just no gluten. and I feel GREAT. down 6 lbs, no effort. We will see how this affects TTC - 8 DPO at the moment and counting, and praying. :) GOOD LUCK!! Try for 2 wks, cant hurt?
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Re: Weight Gain

Postby melwing » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:15 pm

Thanks for the advice. We are TTC again. I am in my TWW. Fingers crossed!!!
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Re: Weight Gain

Postby KatyinDC » Thu May 28, 2015 1:46 pm

I just saw this and I am having the same problem. Gained 5 pounds before a 12 week MC and then had 2 back to back CPs. I think my body is hormonally out of wack...either getting pregnant or recovering from pregnancy for the past 4 months. Since the MC, despite working out and watching what I eat, I have gained a few more pounds.

Tomorrow I have an appointment at an Ideal Protein Clinic. I did this program years ago successfully -- low carb, shakes and protein bars and meat and veggies. Also a nurse manages the program so I am hoping to explain my situation.

If I lose weight the next week or two, I may take a month off from TTC to lose the rest.

I am so hopeful, I need to get rid of this weight!!
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Re: Weight Gain

Postby mylammie04 » Fri May 29, 2015 1:08 pm

Hi ladies,

I am having the same issue too! After the 2nd MC, the weight and pooch have piled on.

Pathfinder99 - I am going to do the same thing. before the MC, I was on a reduced gluten diet and that seemed to help a lot. I need to get back on track with that.

KatyinDC - let us know how the program works. I may be interested in this as well.

melwing - fingers crossed and baby dust to you on your TWW!
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