Pregnancy

Pregnancy Question: “How is my weight?”

“Dr. Petersen, how is my weight?”
Frequent, I get asked “How is my weight?” at prenatal
visits.
I, in turn, respond with a question of my own:   “How do YOU feel about your weight”?
I ask this because weight gain, in a lot of ways is up to the individual patient.  Why?  Because, in truth, the weight that you gain is the weight you will have to lose after the pregnancy.   It is recommended that we gain SOME weight in pregnancy.   » Read more about: Pregnancy Question: “How is my weight?”  »