So i had my wic intake appointment today. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant with my second child. I have been regularly seeing my OBGYN throughout this pregnancy. One of the main concerns for both my dr and myself is my weight. I had a significant weight gain with my daughter and havent really gotten myself back into my ideal weight. I am at a high risk already for gestational diabetes. My doctor has given my a really great meal and activity plan.i have been being very careful to follow it and maintain a really good activitly level this time around. Because of this i have managed to not gain weight.
So anyway at wic today while discussing how much weight i have gained during pregnancy they told me that needed to be gaining at least 1lb a week. I explained that my doctor had me on a very regulated diet and that she was monitoring my weight and was very happy with the way i was progressing. They actually had the nerve to argue with me about it. They even brought in one of their "nutritionists" to try and tell me where i should be at. They tried to imply that i was hurting my baby because i wasnt gaining weight.
So i guess my question to you is should i be gaining 1lb a week even if i already am overweight to begin with? Is it really me "hurting my baby" ? I wish i had been healthier from the start of my pregnancy but that just wasnt the way the chips fell. i am trying to make up for it now by not putting my baby or myself at any further risks and being much more diligent about eating healthier and excercising at least 5 times a week.