Hello Mamas! I did not see a discussion board directed to this exactly, though I did see one related to being active. I would like to have a board dedicated to the struggles we have with weight over pregnancy, for those mama's who have been told by their doctors "you are underweight and need to gain" or for those that have been told, "you are overweight, try not to go past this amount." I feel like there is a lot of misinformation out there, and I know when I was first told "try to stay in the 15-25 pound range," I had this feeling of guilt.... like I had done something wrong already
I have been working with my nutritionist who has helped me a lot and I am now in a more logical mindset! Thought this would be a nice place for people having similar struggles/thoughts to support each other and share some good habits, good news, etc.
MY CURRENT SITUATION:
I am 182 pounds (don't feel you have to share your weight) this shocked me. I am only 5'3, but to look at me... I don't really look overweight. I have a few extra pounds for sure, but I certainly don't look what I weigh, I suppose this is due to my body fat percentage. My nutritionist wants me to try my best to have a steady weight gain in the 15-25 pound range over my pregnancy. She said controlling this is hard sometimes even if you are doing your best, because maybe your blood volume will double, maybe you will retain more fluid etc etc. So, she told me not to go completely crazy if I go a little over. I fear developing gestational diabetes, I know it happens and people get through it, but I have some personal reasons!
Anyone else having a similar journey here?