I remember the meeting with a "nutritionist" for my first when I was still with an OB. Boy was it a boring meeting and she really didn't know or care about anything she was saying. When we switched to my mw's I was totally surprised that they were actually very interested in what I was eating, knew my diet (it's not very crunchy compliant!
), and helped me along the way when I had trouble getting veggies or anything really good in me. A huge difference to the "check the box" lady at the OB's office.
I also remembered asking one of the 6 doctors about having diet soda during pregnancy and he said to me "well, if you don't need it then why have it you know?". I was so ticked at his answer because it was soooo obvious he was male and his answer in no way helped me, I wanted to know about anything he had learned about it's effects on the baby and for him not to understand that a pregnant woman with morning sickness, naseau, a limited diet to begin with and an aversion to food, had a hard time with a simple statement like that.....one of the many reasons i love my mws!!! they help me think of anything else I can muster and get and keep down because I have 9 months of getting sick, not the typical few weeks.
anyways....your topic just brought back memories! err!