This is such an interesting topic for me lately. I starts the pregnancy off in the mid 190's, I am short at 5' and this is weight my highest weight except my pregnancy with DD where I went up to 215... However my high weight isn't reflected in my bloodwork levels ever and I stay pretty active when I can. However I do sit at a desk all day for work.
I went to the midwife on Monday and after evaluating my intake and weighing in at 206.6 she suggested I double my caloric intake?!! I am surprised- being this big. I don't eat a lot and most of what I eat is whole foods. I have hypothyroidism which is pretty bad when not maintained. However i guess with the history of preterm labor and a bicornuate uterus, I guess she feels the nutrients don't often get to my baby as efficiently as other mama's and assures me it will be easy to get off pp. My real concern with gaining weight isn't how i will lose it, but about it being added work to the physical process of labor and not being able to labor efficently if I gain too much. IDK, I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. However I am going to try their suggestion (really when I told someone what they wanted me to eat for a sample day, they said to me "oh so they want you to eat like a normal person?")
Lorienlslay I have thryroid issues too and have had serious weight gain like that too, oftem people don't understand and think I must be binging on crap when no one is looking. ugh!
This is my main concern as well - it was definitely more difficult to move around at the end of my pregnancy last time. Although I was also huge just from the baby. I am hoping to start a prenatal yoga class very soon that I am hoping will help me keep up my strength as my body changes.