First time posting on here
. This is my first baby and I'm 32 years old. I have a question about something my Dr. said at my last appointment. At my last apt. I was 25 weeks and had gained 10 pounds total. I started out at a healthy weight and BMI of 23 and had only gained 5 pounds up until my last appointment then I put on 5 pounds in a month. I knew I hadn't been exercising as much because I've just been tired and busy with work etc. I've always been very active I was a runner before pregnancy and have continued to exercise some and walk and run. He told me 5 pounds was a lot and they only wanted women to gain 15 pounds total. I told him my eating habits hadn't really changed and he told me pregnant women should eat less. I was shocked. I'd never heard this. He also said the more weight you gain the bigger the baby and the harder labor is to get the baby out. He said it can cause problems with the baby's shoulders etc. I was really upset when I left. I've always struggled with my body image and had a hard time during this pregnancy getting used to the fact I'm going to gain weight. I thought I was doing really well but he made me feel horrible. I'm afraid it's too late too switch Doctors now. We live in a rural area and there are only 2 OBGYN's in our area and they are both in the same office. I hate questioning the Doctor but his advice just seemed wrong to me. Just thought someone else out there might have some advice.