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July 30th, 2013, 02:56 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: the land of milk and honey, UT
I've been on both ends of the weigh gain spectrum... with DS1 I gained 60 lbs, DS2 I gained 25lbs, and with DD I gained 2lbs... yep 2lbs. This has me convinced that, if you are eating well and moving your body, you will gain exactly how much you need to maintain a healthy body and baby.
This pregnancy I've decided not to stress weight and my midwife agreed. It's been about a month since I stepped on a scale and I won't again until I'm in labor. (She, legally, needs my start weight and end weight for her records.) Because we're not tracking my weight I did agree to do a "glucose tolerance" test. I did it at home with a glucometer by testing my fasting blood sugar first thing in the morning, than eating a big pancake and syrup breakfast and testing again 2 hours after. Every # was normal.
I guess what I'm saying is: Don't stress the scale. Eat. Move. Trust your body to do what it needs for your sweet baby.
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