I'm another anecdote of healthy pregnancies while 'obese'... in my own case I qualified as 'morbidly obese' during my first pregnancy : and severely obese during my second. Two boring pregnancies, natural births, healthy mid weight range babies. I'm 5'5" and just under 200 now, similar to you OP, and I feel downright skinny. I tell ppl this is my 'Kate Moss look' and I wouldn't think twice about my weight if I got pg now.
8/17/09 at 12:50pm