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|Tue, 06-26-2012 - 8:13am|
This will be my first pregnancy starting out as officially "obese". I'm only a few pounds away from the 200 mark (for the first time in my entire life--I'm fairly short), and it's kind of freaking me out.
I know you're not supposed to go on a diet or any sort of weight loss regiment while pregnant. BUT...at the same time they say many women lose weight during the first trimester due to morning sickness, without any complications for the baby. I never get more than a very mild period of morning sickness (I've never actually vomited due to it).
Is it ridiculous to assume it would be okay to lose weight during the first trimester, simply from watching my food intake? Not RESTRICTING, but just sticking to a 2000 calorie (which would be likely MUCH less than I had been eating recently---after my last miscarriage, I sort of self medicated with food and gained nearly 30lbs). On one hand everyone says to just eat reasonably, and include high nutrient foods while pregnant. But honestly, if I do that, I think I'd lose weight, just because I haven't been eating reasonably lately. KWIM?
I'm kind of miserable in my clothes now because I'm wearing a larger size than I ever have in my life. I know none of my previous maternity clothes will fit this time around, because they fit me NOW, at 4 weeks. Just kind of dreading the wight gain much more this time than any of my previous pregnancies.
Opinions? (Obviously, I'll talk to my midwife about all of this when I go in for my first appointment).