A little back history. I have always gained a ton in my pregnancies 50+ lbs. I've always started off at a "normal" pre-pregnancy weight, and the weight gain is gradual but consistent from the time I get a positive test. I've also in general had no real issue getitng back to pre-pregnancy weight within a few months.
Well, this pregnancy I started off as overweight. I am 5'4" and weighed 204. When I found out I was pregnant, I cut WAY back on my soda intake (now i have just a few a week instead of like 6-8 cans a DAY), we also cut out ALOT of fast food and really only eat out once a week or so. I will be 18 weeks tomorrow and have lost a total of 14 lbs. At my last midwife appt. I had Ketones in my urine. (I know some of you don't believe in pee sticks during pregnancy, but that's another post of mine to make). Anyways, my midwife said that with the weight loss and the ketones in my urine that I'm burning too much fat and the ketones can be toxic to the baby and I NEED to gain weight and not spill ketones.
I'm not really sure how to fix this though. I really think the weightloss is from ditching the soda, and eating better. I'm not dieting, I don't watch my calories, in fact, I'm not really excercising besides walking to the mailbox down the road, shopping, and running after my 3 kids. I am eating smaller more frequent meals, and nothing sounds good, but I wouldn't say i'm not eating enough.
So, if I were your client, what would you have me do? Should I be worried? Or, could this be normal for somebody who was so overweight to begin with?