Yesterday, we got into celebrities who manage to remain pretty skinny even while pregnant and their role in contributing to an unhealthy trend of pregorexia – women who purposefully starve themselves so not to gain too much weight.
show host Savannah Guthrie
, she addressed the stress of gaining too much weight while pregnant and shared how she found herself teetering on “the Pregnancy Weight Gain Commandment
: Thou Shalt Not Gain More than 25-30 pounds during pregnancy.”
But through her piece, she talks about coming to a resolution with herself that the pressure is overwhelming and too stressful. It helps that her OB/GYN told her to not sweat the guidelines too much! Yahoo! Anyway, in her blog, Guthrie writes:
I know we shouldn’t pile on the pounds during pregnancy. It isn’t healthy, and we don’t want to dig a weight gain hole so deep we can’t Jazzercise our way out of it. But let’s keep it in perspective. It is just a recommendation. If we look and feel healthy, can’t we give ourselves a break?
At this stage of pregnancy, the average baby weighs 2-3 pounds. The other 28 pounds is boobs, clearly, and who knows what else: blood and fluid and placenta and what have you. You know what we don’t need? Another big heaping serving of guilt weighing us down.
photo: courtesy TODAY