I had my 2 week doctor visit today, and my doctor came in with an awful look on her face and said "WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT YOUR WEIGHT." So, she is concerned because I have gained 36 lbs. and I am 30 weeks along. She said that at the "rate I am going at" it could end up being a 80-90 lb. weight gain and a 12 TO 15 POUND BABY. I am pretty upset by this, and yet, I find it pretty hard to believe. Two weeks earlier, my other OB doctor told me my son would be around 7-7.5 lbs. Any truth to this?
Not sure if there is any truth to it - haven't heard of any 15 lb babies lately - but do keep in mind that you gain a lot of weight at the end / or at a faster rate at the end.
However, I don't see how 36lbs is THAT much considering you're 30 weeks along!! Seriously, that just doesn't seem like a lot to me. My sister in law and cousin put on over 80 lbs easy, only 20lbs of that at the end - now THAT is a lot.
What kind of doctor would say that to you anyway? Kinda rude in my opinion. Could have said that same thing just in a different manner. Maybe she's having a bad day?
Well I am not a dr. but I am pretty sure that the wieght you gain doesn't determine the size of you baby I gained 50 w/ the first and she was 6.12, and my second I gained 60 and he was 7.5. Everyones body handles pregnancy different, go by what your OB Dr. says better yet tell them what your normal Dr said and see what they have to say, they do this for a living. Unless there are other medical problems involed in the pregnancy I guess I wouldn't worry about it.
If you gain 60 more pounds in the next 8 weeks, I want to know what you're eating! To me it sounds like your dr. was being a little insensitive. If she is concerned about your gain, then maybe she should have addressed it a little better than scaring the bejeesus out of you. With my first pregnancy I gained around 25 lbs. and the dr. told me the day before I had him that my son was going to be an 8.5-9 lb. baby, and he was only 6# 15oz. So, I guess what I think is that even drs only have a guess.
As long as you are gaining most of your weight on healthy food (raw and cooked veggies and fruit, whole grains, yogurt and other dairy, eggs, and lean meat) don't worry about a thing! I am a doula and have one client who has gained more than the average, but on healthy food. If you are pigging out on junk food, then you might want to rethink your dietary choices. Otherwise, tell that doctor to learn some manners! He was extremely rude.