I tend to be pretty laid back. I've had varying levels of involvement but even then it's been pretty minimal. I don't measure anything or record anything or change my diet/exercise to reflect that I'm pregnant. I eat like I normally do, keep up with my normal exercise (which isn't aerobics by any means
). In general I get a gender scan (DD2 was the only one I was able to get around the whole needing a HCP thing for) and that's it. I might take my blood pressure once in awhile if I'm passing a unit in the store but not for diagnostic reasons. I think they are fun.
I might weigh myself but mostly out of curiosity and because my scale is a nice big fat liar. I found this out recently.
I do establish myself as a patient somewhere (though with DD2 it was more of just pre-registering at the hospital) in the event of transfer. With D1 we transferred (for non emergency reasons) and while we had shown some care from the early stages it was sstill somewhat confusing for them. This time around I established patient status just last week....far enough long and a full enough "prenatal" that in the case of transfer I'm hoping it won't be as rough on them.
(though I had already established it at the beginning...this was an actual change of HCP so it was a new go round of establishing
I know I'm on the very low key end of things. I know there are others here who do way more than me and then others who are more middle ground. It's just what works for you. If you are feeling fine and healthy then use that as your basis. If you are feeling sick or otherwise crappy, use that as your basis. I tend to go at things like this on a day by day basis just like everything else.