Let me state up front that I’m not pregnant — but that eventually I’d like to become a mom, so I have been doing a lot of reading on pregnancy.
About a year and a half ago on my blog, at the height of my disordered eating issues, I admitted that pregnancy weight scares me quite a bit — but not enough that I would not be willing to embrace it when the time comes.
(Since then, fellow WATRD blogger Claire Mysko’s book, Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat, came out and has been a helpful tool for people like me who are working through body image issues; I hope to read it again when I’m pregnant someday).
Anyway, for most women, the notion of pregnancy weight is daunting — even if you know it’s for a an amazingly good reason.
But imagine if you were clinically obese and told not to gain any weight during pregnancy? We know obesity carries with it many risk factors, but what would that do to your mind, and to your body? To your baby’s development?
And so reading this article in the New York Times today, New Goal for the Obese: Zero Gain in Pregnancy really gave me pause.