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I am 8 weeks pregnant and am worried about gaining weight.
My height is 5' 4" and my pre-pregnancy weight was between 7stone 13lbs and 8stone. I now weight 8stone 1lb, so havent gained much yet, but I feel so FAT and BLOATED all the time and I am so hungry. I am eating healthy (fruit, wholegrain cereals, vegetables), but still feel anxious of gaining weight.

I am such an energetic person that is always exercising, but now I feel so tired and horrible therefore, am not doing any exercise at the moment. I am hoping to start exercising after my 12 weeks.

I need some tips on how to stop worrying about the weight gain.
Many thanks

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replied June 22nd, 2011
Pregnancy Answer A24309
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Weight gain is essential part of pregnancy. The weight gain is mainly due to your bodily changes in response to hormonal changes, growing baby, placenta development. Do not worry about your weight gain as long as you do not have weight gain of more than 0.5kg per week. Be in regular follow-up with your treating gynecologist/obstetrician. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet. You can consider starting with taking walks (not brisk walk). Avoid brisk and strainful exercises.
Take care.

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