by Raposa (85 Posts), Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:48 am
At my last OB appointment, I weighed 7 pounds less than the appointment from 3 weeks prior. That's a big loss, especially for the 2nd trimester. However, since I've been diagnosed chronic hypertensive with this pregnancy, I've switched to a low salt diet. I'm wondering if that's the reason why the sudden and very large loss.
Anybody know about how much water weight you'd expect to lose in going from a "standard" unhealthy salt level diet (frequent fast food, etc) to a "within DRV" (2300 mg/day) salt level diet? I'm trying to figure out if this is a mostly phantom issue, or if I'm not gaining enough. The baby was right on for growth at the ultrasound, so he's fine, but I don't want to waste away if I can avoid it!
1st son, induced at 37 weeks due to pre-e, born 6/18/10.
2nd son, c-section at 37 weeks due to hypertension, born 1/15/13.