Question: Do you think Doctors set us up for failure by telling us to eat more calories during a pregnancy, when all we need is extra nutrition, enough for ourselves and the baby?
In my opinion I feel as if we should not have to gain alot of unneccessary weight, because it's already hard to lose weight as it is. When I first started going to appointments, they told me I could not continue the Herbalife nutrition program that I was on because I should not be dieting while I'm pregnant, but Herbalife is a nutrition program, and not a diet. I listened to them to prove a point, and got off the program for 4 of the weeks before my next doctors appointment, and my blood pressure went from a 118/72 to a 138/102, and my blood sugar level went from being below normal range, to being high. After, my doctor's saw these numbers for themselves they immediately told me to go back to doing what I was doing before my last appointment and that's what I did. I started out at 207lbs, and at 35 weeks and 2 days, I am 218lbs, and the baby is completely healthy, and the baby weighs almost 5lbs. I feel like if I listened to the doctor and got off my program I would of gained a whole bunch of weight, and I would of probably ended up diabetic due to all the sugar and calories I was taking in during those 4 weeks that I stopped my program.
What do you moms think?