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March 7th, 2005, 07:19 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Hi. I'm 18 and pregnant with twins. I live at school, but right now I'm home on spring break. My mother has a lot of food issues and is terrified that I'm going to get fat. In fact, she's using my pregnancy as an excuse to lose weight by only buying weight watchers and healthy choice meals. While those are ok, the portions are just not large enough to fill me up when I have two people inside me who need to eat too. I get yelled at everytime I eat two meals a day, and snacks are out of the question. This causing me to eat even less than I did before I was pregnant. I'm worried that this is going to hurt the babies, but there's no way I can get food if she won't let me eat anything. While next week I'm going to be back at school my babies are due in Sept. and I'll be home with her all summer. I don't drive so I can't go out and buy food either. I don't know what to do. I'm always hungry but she won't let me eat and she's always home

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March 7th, 2005, 07:45 PM
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What she is doing to you is not right. You need to have your dr talk to her. Your dr needs to explain to her that you need more calories a day than a normal person. Ask your dr to write up a healthy but more fulfilling diet that is good for you to have and give it to your mom. Or ask your dr if you can see a nutrietionist (sp?) with your mom. ((HUGS)) I hope you can find a solution.

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March 7th, 2005, 08:23 PM
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Maybe you can show this to your mom. It says that someone pregnant with twins needs to eat 600 more calories than someone who is not. I'm worried about this so please talk to your dr.

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March 9th, 2005, 01:16 PM
3Xblessed's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Carrying twins makes it very important that you gain weight and gain it early! One rule of thumb is to be 28 lbs by 28 weeks. Remember the more you gain the more your babies will weigh and you will most likely have them early.

I gained 70 lbs (alot of water retention) and delivered at 35 weeks with birth weights of 4 and 5 lbs.
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