- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
So, I’m almost 33 weeks pregnant…
When my husband and I started TTC, I was coming off a 60+ weightloss/lifestyle change. I was still considered obese, but no longer pushing 300 lbs like I was the 2 years before I got my fitness and health on track.
My OBGYN office is run by a rotating staff of physicians and midwives. They take turns seeing different patients so that you have a chance to meet them all before you go into labor since it’s completely random who might be on call the day you deliver.
So far, all the midwives have been great…but there’s just ONE I can’t stand.
The first time I met her I was 18 weeks along. She really lectured me about my weight and how I should aim to gain no more than 20 lbs the entire pregnancy. I mean, she went ON and ON and ON…. I understand the risks of a plus size pregnancy and I just figured she was being extra thourough. The thing that bothers me the most is she is a very large woman. Much bigger than I even was at my biggest.
Fast forward to today’s appointment…
The first thing she says when she walks in the room: “Ooo. Ouch…you’ve gain a lot of weight. It’s time to really start limiting yourself. You’re at 20 lbs gained already.”
I’m in my 8th month. I have 54 days left. I held in tears of rage.
I looked her straight in the eye and said “Limit what? I can’t eve finish a meal without feeling it rise back up. My hips are so damn sore I can barely get through my prenatal workout. Do you think I’m eating ice cream sundays for breakfast? I don’t know what to tell you. I’m doing eveything within my control. Is the baby large? Is my blood pressure high? Am I being negligent in any way?”
Then she just rolled her eyes and sighed and answered “Well, everything else is perfect. You’re right on track. But just try to keep an eye on your intake.”
I wanted to kill her.
I’m eating every 2 hours…choking down baby carrots and almonds, despite the stomach cramps they give me. I’ve passed up summer ice cream cones. I’ve been going out of my way to cook with veggies from our garden with every dinner. I’m doing all that I can. I don’t understand why she’s so concerned.
I am more than capable of losing this weight when I have the baby and I can’t WAIT to get back to my beachbody workouts. It’s so hard to get lectured by someone who a) has never been pregnant herself and b) is in worse physical shape than me.
Way to kick a pregnant lady while she’s down.