I couldn't resist re-posting this picture of my normally 95 pound sister while pregnant. Ha ha.
Has anyone read the new weight guidelines for women during pregnancy?
Obese - 11-20 pounds
Overweight - 15 to 25 pounds
Normal - 25 to 35 pounds
Underweight - 28 -40 pounds
I was like, who wrote these? Alcoholly? Seriously, telling a pregnant woman not to eat is like telling a bird not to fly. I know this from experience. With each kid I gained 50 pounds. 50 glorious pounds.
Also, according to the new guidelines -
1. If people can't tell if you are pregnant or just fat, then you have gained too much weight.
2. If people ask if you are having twins, and you're not, then you have gained too much weight.
3. If you have fat face, then you have gained too much weight.
4. If people can't tell when you're not pregnant anymore, then you have gained too much weight.
This really saddens me. Why must the one thing I love - eating huge portions while pregnant - be taken away from me? Once, when I was pregnant with Luke, the ObGyn said, "You might want to ease up on the ice cream." I shot her a dirty look and she never made a comment like that again. (I was a strict follower of the Brewer Diet while I was pregnant and justified my over consumption of ice cream as a major source of protein for me.)
So, to summarize: If you are obese, you must now lose weight while pregnant. If you are overweight, you may not gain more than the baby and placenta. If you are normal, lay off the ice cream. If you are underweight, lucky you.