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by threat
May 8, 2013 at 11:13 PM
So the wic office told me I am only allowed to gain 15 pounds during this pregnancy due to the fact that I'm overweight. Now my so is coming down on me hard about my weight.. I've cut out sodas, started drinking more water, eating healthier then what I normally do and trying not to eat that many things high in sugar and fat. I've latterly ate a small bowl of honey oats for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and 7 bites of my mom's dinner because it was loaded in fat and a apple for a snack... I'm so hungry I'm going to be sick and my so won't let me eat... my so has very low body weight and my son does too ( he's in the 20% ) so if I starve myself like everyone is asking me to do my poor baby is really going to be small. I was told I'm only allowed to eat 3 small meals a day and my portions have to fit in the palm of my hand. This is crazy!!! I get eating healthy but Damn I'm going hungry trying to do what I'm told.

Ok so I saw my doctor to get my referral today for my midwife and she said 20-30 pounds is good and as long as I'm eating right and doing light exercises then I'll be just fine. My so apologized for being so harsh and agreed to help motivate me to workout and help keep me on track to eating as healthy as possible... he even said he'll start feeding me 6 times a day :) hopefully soon I get my appt to hear the babies heart beat for the first time... I'm so excited and nervous. I just wish I knew already what it is that I'm having... I have a there though. With my girls I had energy and I wasn't as moody but with my son I was so tired I couldn't even get out of bed and I was a real bi*** so far I've had energy and not that moody so I'm thinking a girl... lets see if my theory is right but I'm praying for another boy.


  • JustFox
    by JustFox
    May 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM
    Don't listen to wic listen to your doctor and tell your so to shove it... Baby needs the food just keep snacking to the healthier side
  • Ashtonsmommy21
    May 8, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    I'm really overweight and the nurse said up to forty pounds is normal even though I know I shouldn't gain that much since I'm already overweight.  

  • threat
    by threat
    May 8, 2013 at 11:32 PM
    They are being redicioulus... I'm 163 and 5'6 and I'm already sensitive about my weight since this is the most I ever weighed and with the hormones I just feel their being a little insensitive.

    Quoting Ashtonsmommy21:

    I'm really overweight and the nurse said up to forty pounds is normal even though I know I shouldn't gain that much since I'm already overweight.  

  • miasmommy21407
    May 8, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Um...not okay. It's one thing to recommend a certain weight gain....most doctors do it. There's evidence on both sides of the spectrum but to be so strict about it is not a good idea. All that's going to lead to IMO is a low birth weight baby. You need to listen to your body's cues. You said you feel like you're really hungry...then EAT something. There is a difference between eating when your body says to and eating to be eating. There are so many factors that go into how much a woman needs to gain. Some studies have even shown that race, age, prior gaining history, etc all play into what is normal for each woman. There are doctor's working hard to get the current recommendations changed to better meet the needs of the individual woman. 

    As long as your are eating healthy and staying active then you don't need to put that much stress on yourself. WHAT you are eating and the QUALITY of the food you put into your mouth is far more important that the AMOUNT. 

    Seriously though...if you are hungry, PLEASE, go eat something. Have a banana and some cereal with low fat milk or an ounce of cheese with an apple or a wheat tortilla with a bit of cheese. Listen to YOUR body and speak with your midwife or doctor about what is right for YOU. 

  • czshcecnc
    May 8, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    I eat alot of protein when pregnant and my past few pregnancies have gained 20 pds and under. My last pregnancy I gained 16 pds the first 20wks. and no weight the 2nd half of pregnancy. I ended up losing a pd a week before delivery. I had a 9lb baby at 38wks.. For example I would eat 4 eggs and then 5 baked I just added more protein and I guess it went to the baby.

  • GoddessNDaRuff
    May 8, 2013 at 11:57 PM
    Do not ever listen to wic. Follow what your ob or midwife tells you. You are going to make yourself sick listening to the wic office
  • butterflymomss
    May 8, 2013 at 11:57 PM
    Don't listen to wic, they are morons. An tell your so to shove it.
  • doulala
    by doulala
    May 9, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    I would suggest avoid those extra grains/carbs.    Replace with lean protein and you will not be as hungry!
    Are you a vegetarian?

  • NDADanceMom
    May 9, 2013 at 12:17 AM
    What happens if you gain more? Will they take the wic away?
  • carolinarose79
    May 9, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    my wic office told me no more then 20lbs, I am overweight as well, I have pretty much ate what my body has told me to eat, healthy or not, and at 25 weeks I have gained a whopping 12lbs. and that is with me losing 10lbs in the beginning so I think you should listen to your body. depriving yourself can cause more problems with lack of nutrients, and can cause issues with your blood sugar levels. so screw them and do what your body tells you. yours and your babys health is more important then what others think.


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