I haven't read this whole thread, only on page two but I did want to make a couple comments. With my first three kids I went to mainstreat OBs/midwives. I was always given crap about my weight. It would really piss me off and I don't understand the point because if you nag me to death about it I will just go out and do the opposite.
Anyway with this baby we plan a home birth. The first midwives I interviewed I did not click with at all. Not only did they make me feel like I could not handle a home birth because my other three were born in the hospital with epi's but when DH asked them something about HFCS they went on and on about how you shouldn't have any sugar AT ALL, including
substitutes like stevia. After that interview I was really doubting the whole thing, but I went back to the My Tribe forum and got the name of another midwife.
I hit it off with the 2nd one right away!!! Not only was I told that it didn't matter that my others had been born in a hospital and I could do it, but they weren't all weight phobic and anti sugar. (midwives around here always have a partner.)
I was TOLD to gain at least 4lbs a month. (I haven't been overly hungry with this one so I am not gaining a lot of weight.) They said they didn't need to know how much I weight but I could just tell him how much I have gained since I last saw them. And even though I started out in the 250 range I get flack for NOT gaining enough weight that month and I am told to eat more protein.
It is such a refreshing change!!!
Oh and my midwife only asked how much I weighed once, I reluctently told her, and she was Ok then you need to be drinking X amount of water a day. Aparently you are supposed to drink 50% of your body weight in water each day. I am STILL working on that one!
Ok back to reading, was only on page two.