This is the blog of Kelly Jennings, science fiction writer.
You would not believe the number of anxious posts in my blog trawl this morning from moms gaining weight/wanting to lose weight. Including pregnant doctors(!) I mean come ON. The last thing on earth a doctor should be whining about is weight gain during pregnancy. If anything they should be talking about proper nutrition during pregnancy because weight is a pretty sucky measure of nutrition.Must be swim suit season. (Meanwhile I ponder rash guards and wonder why they don't offer skirts on suits this year...mainly because I hate having to shave in the morning before going swimming.)
I do believe you!I got all sorts of comments on my FB (where I linked this post) from people saying they agreed, and then going ON to say variations of, "But I'm on a diet just because I want to feel better about myself!" Or " -- feel better about my health!"When I was pregnant, all my (female) relatives gave me shit about my weight gain. (Which, for the record, was minimal.) Not my doctor. She never said a word. I loved my doctor. But yes: No one should be telling a pregnant woman anything except her doctor, and then only advice about eating balanced meals.
#2: everyone on the internet is talking about that video of a tiny hamster eating a tiny burrito#1: huhdid not see iteverybody on my internet is talking about dietingyour internet is more interesting#2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOCtdw9FG-smagical
I dunno, there are a lot of lousy doctors out there (as evidence, the crazy guest post on Mothers In Medicine today). Personally I got a lot out of the PCOS forum I was on. Because it's nice to hear what other people's doctors say.
The tiny hamster eating the burrito video cracked me up!
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