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Weight Loss During Entire Pregnancy
taramarnell posted:
So I just found out I'm about 5 weeks pregnant, and I just got a new OB after having the same one since 2003 (she delivered alk three of my previous children). When discussing my pregnancy history with the new OB, I let it be known that I lose a lot of weight during prgnancy, usually about 30+ lbs. This raised eyebrows, of course. I explained that I lose my appetite while pregnant and I usually have nausea the entire time. I was then told that this is no reason not to eat, and that I should force myself to eat because the baby needs nutrition, as do I. I won't go into the tongue lashing I gave this new OB, but basically what it boils down to is:
I refuse to eat if I'm not hungry. I will not be one of those women who gains 40+ lbs and uses pregnancy as an excuse to get fat. I will continue to exersice and eat healthy and go through this pregnancy just as I have with my other ones. I won't have my body dictated by anyone. I'm 5'7" and weigh 180lbs.
I guess my question is, am I the only woman who feels this way? Am I over reacting, or should I find a new OB that understands?
emily1533 responded:
-Virtual High Five-
I gained 30 pounds with my first daughter because I was 'supposed to' and had hell with labor and delivery. I ate for myself with my next pregnancy and delivered (without too much heartache!) my next baby after only gaining 17lbs. If I were you, honestly, I would find another care provider. Have you tried a midwife? Mine delivers at the hospital and it truly is the best of both worlds! If there isn't a medical reason why you lose weight, I don't see why it's that big of a deal... Baby will take whatever it needs and if your body says 'Hey i'm hungry!!' I sincerely doubt many women would go 'Hey... No!'. My midwife had to go through the entire 'You need to gain 25-35lbs during pregnancy' and shook her head the entire time!

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