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- - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 6:51 PM
The pregnant doctor running chick's blog that Danni posted a while back?  I still read with :shocker!::shocker!::shocker!: on my face.
Parent - - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 6:51 PM
Link? I'll have time to kill tonight... as my hotel room remains pristinely clean.
Parent - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 6:52 PM
Parent - - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 6:53 PM
:shocker!:
Parent - - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 6:54 PM
Have you read it?
Parent - - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 6:55 PM
I just read it for the first time. I got about 2-3 paragraphs in and it made me want to shout.
Parent - - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 6:55 PM
Keep reading.
Parent - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 6:56 PM
Will it make me want to shout louder?
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 6:56 PM
9 lbs in 29 weeks.  :cry::cry:  I've probably gained that now.  Okay maybe not quite.  :p
Parent - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 6:56 PM
:cry:
Parent - - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 6:57 PM
I like this:

And just for fun, I thought for the first time I'd post my stats for the week:

Running: 82 miles
Swimming: 4 miles
Biking: 20 miles
Daily yoga/core workout

Yes! Week 26 begins and I feel great!


:cry:
Parent - - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 6:58 PM
:shocker!:
I wonder how she's gonna cope AFTER the baby comes?
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) [us] Date 2007-11-28 7:06 PM
Yeah really!:shocker!::laugh:
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:01 PM
Okay, honestly, those pictures of her?  I look like that NOW at 11 weeks, never mind 7 months pregnant.  I'm done, I can't read about child abuse anymore.
Parent - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:02 PM
She's going to have a rude awakening if/when she realizes having a baby ain't all about her anymore.
Parent - - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 7:02 PM
And she is a doctor :meh:.  I've made comments on her blog and then I get criticized by her supporters, so I stopped.
Parent - - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:02 PM
NO! What kind of dr.?
Parent - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 7:03 PM
Surgical resident. 
Parent - - By greenie (Pea counting punk) [us] Date 2007-11-28 7:03 PM
Her kid is going to take 1 of 2 paths.

Path 1:  Be in constant therapy because its entire world view has been permanently fucked by his insane mother

Path 2:  THIS
Parent - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 7:04 PM
:cry:
Parent - - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:04 PM
If the baby is healthy.
Parent - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 7:04 PM
I've read her whole blog.  She is convinced that this is HEALTHIER :cry:
Parent - By miniscraper Date 2007-11-28 7:05 PM
I was gonna say, baby born weighing 3 lbs :meh:
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:04 PM
:cry:  If the baby even makes it.  I was 9 pounds when I was BORN.  :mutmad:
Parent - - By greenie (Pea counting punk) [us] Date 2007-11-28 7:12 PM
I was just under.

My sisters have had a combined 6 kids and all were told to keep exercising but not to this extent. :sad:
Parent - - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 7:14 PM
You know how much running means to me, but I'd give it up TOTALLY during pregnancy if I had to.  She is selfish :meh:
Parent - - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 7:22 PM
I did. It was no longer about me... it still isn't, and it won't be again for a long time.
Parent - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:23 PM
:hug:
Parent - By aadair [us] Date 2007-12-01 7:19 AM
Amen sister!
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:15 PM
For sure...of course you need to excercise (special high-risk circumstances aside).  But the baby needs nourishment too...9 pounds is not going to cut it.  So at this rate, she'll gain what, another 5 MAYBE before the baby's born?  :(  Normal weight gain is about 35 pounds, give or take.  I still cling to the hope that this is not real, because that's just plain abuse.  That child should be taken from her at birth if it is true.  She's going to have a 5 year old with an eating disorder because "Mommy thinks I"m fat." 
Parent - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 7:24 PM
HOW is her OB not intervening? I'd like to know who her doctor is...
Parent - - By miniscraper Date 2007-11-28 7:05 PM
Um, wow.  I scrolled to the bottom to start there, the Nov 3 entry.  I'm like a paragraph in.  TMI about the call room, and maternity clothes mean you've given up looking good??? Gawd.
Parent - - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 7:06 PM
Her boyfriend's blog at least makes mention of the fact that he's worried about her.  Especially after she fell running recently :meh:
Parent - By miniscraper Date 2007-11-28 7:09 PM
:meh:
Parent - - By jennifer7 (100 mile studette) [us] Date 2007-11-28 7:18 PM
is his blog accessible again?
Parent - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 7:19 PM
yep
Parent - By miniscraper Date 2007-11-28 7:19 PM
also, what's with all the talk about their sex life and swollen labia.  ew.  and i'm a medical professional.
Parent - - By Fyodorox (he ho) Date 2007-11-28 7:17 PM
HEY EVERYBODY LOOK AT ME I'M RUNNING AND 6 MONTHS PREGNANT!!!

This woman is a narcissistic idiot to the umpteenth degree.
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:18 PM
Running and 6  months pregnant is fine...not gaining any weight and still looking like you're maybe 3 months pregnant is not.  :(
Parent - By miniscraper Date 2007-11-28 7:18 PM
Exactly.
Parent - - By jennifer7 (100 mile studette) [us] Date 2007-11-28 7:19 PM
hell, if that is 6 mos pregnant, then I look 6 mos pregnant :laugh::cry::cry:
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:21 PM Edited 2007-11-28 7:26 PM
I know...I look like that already... THIS is what 29 weeks pregnant looks like.  :(

Edit to clarify:  That's not me!!!
Parent - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 7:22 PM
Cute :happy:  I like that look :blush:
Parent - - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:24 PM
WOW! :hug:
Mr. Ankah would think you were sexy.
Parent - - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 7:24 PM
I don't think that's Callie :laugh:
Parent - - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:25 PM
OH! How far is Callie? How long 'til Mr. Ankah thinks she's sexy?
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:26 PM
:laugh: :(

18 more weeks then.  :laugh:
Parent - - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 7:31 PM
My big reality check came the month I gained... 13 pounds :shocker!::laugh::laugh: That was month 5. I had gained about 10 pounds total up till then, and then BAM! I was in tears and my OB actually said he was glad I gained it because he was not believing me that I was easing up on the exercize and that I was fine. I had wanted to keep it to 30 pounds total... ended up with 42 I think... and have a gorgeous, healthy, beautiful baby. I learned after delivery that the OB was monitoring my weight a bit more carefully than normal because he had concerns, especially that I would try to lose after that 13 pound gain... and I did lose about 6 pounds the last 5 weeks (or I'd have been pushing 50 :laugh::laugh:)

It was not about me.
Parent - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 7:32 PM
:hug::hug::hug::hug:
Parent - - By greenie (Pea counting punk) [us] Date 2007-11-28 7:32 PM
I've gained 15 pounds in a month without being pregnant.
Parent - - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 7:36 PM
:shocker!: I had a 7 pound baby pulled out of me... what came out of you?

: pbbt:
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:36 PM
12 pound crap I bet.
Parent - By greenie (Pea counting punk) [us] Date 2007-11-28 7:37 PM
:cry::cry::cry:
Parent - - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:36 PM
You don't remember the daily accounts? :wtf:
Parent - - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 7:39 PM
nope.
Parent - - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:40 PM
bathroom. 3, maybe 4 times a day.
Parent - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 7:45 PM
:shocker!: wow.
Parent - By skibabe Date 2007-11-28 7:37 PM
Oh man ... you just had to go there. :meh::laugh:
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:39 PM
Gus.  :x
Parent - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 7:40 PM
2 more days till I can hug him. :happy::hug:
Parent - - By skibabe Date 2007-11-28 7:30 PM
That was me after thanksgiving dinner. :roll:

Shit ... am I pregnant? :wtf:
Parent - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:31 PM
Whether you are or not, that will give you motivation to run.
Say...82 miles this week. mmmkay?
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:31 PM
You have to have sex to get pregnant.  :roll:

So I've heard.
Parent - - By skibabe Date 2007-11-28 7:32 PM
:cry::cry::cry:
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:32 PM
:x :x :x

Wanna make out?
Parent - - By skibabe Date 2007-11-28 7:36 PM
Is sex involved?
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:37 PM
Of course, but does lesbian sex qualify as a drought-bust?  :wtf:
Parent - - By skibabe Date 2007-11-28 7:38 PM
No.  I like the penis.
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:38 PM
But not the random penis.
Parent - By skibabe Date 2007-11-28 7:38 PM
Exactly.  I like predictable, expected penis.
Parent - - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 7:38 PM
Yes...ooops...I mean...:blush:
Parent - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:38 PM
:laugh:

That was private!  :cry:
Parent - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:25 PM
:laugh: It's not me...just a pic I found to illustrate 29 weeks pregnant. 

:laugh:  If I looked like that already I'd be worried.
Parent - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 7:25 PM
:hug::hug: THAT is awesome!
Parent - - By miniscraper Date 2007-11-28 7:36 PM
I can't read it anymore :meh:
Parent - - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 7:38 PM
I got a couple beers at the deli... I'm saving reading it for when I can drink them.
Parent - By miniscraper Date 2007-11-28 7:40 PM
That's probably best
Parent - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:40 PM
:cool:
Parent - - By greenie (Pea counting punk) [us] Date 2007-11-28 7:40 PM
"Lisa, the last visit we had with the midwife, she said all was good and normal with the pregnancy. Next visit is 2 weeks from today. We don't see a doctor, just midwives."

The baby is not getting Dr. care. :|
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:41 PM
The midwife should have her license revoked then.

I seriously still think (hope) this is a joke.
Parent - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-28 7:41 PM
I don't think it is :meh::sad:
Parent - - By miniscraper Date 2007-11-28 7:41 PM
This is what did it for me.  I can't believe she's a fucking doctor

I do believe that unless you start out underweight or malnourished (and these women can rarely conceive anyway), your baby will get what it needs from you whether or not you gain weight (again if you eat a good diet and include important supplements). But, if you want to maintain your weight, you will gain weight which is distributed as follows:
*blah blah blah*
If you gain more than this (22-24 lbs), it will go to your fat stores, and this will be weight you need to lose after you deliver. If you gain less, I firmly believe your baby will be fine, you will just be thinner after.
Parent - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:43 PM
No, your baby will weigh about a pound and a half.  :meh: :cry::cry:
Parent - By miniscraper Date 2007-11-28 7:43 PM
AND - I would just like to point out that while excess weight gain is associated with problems, so is insufficient weight gain.  While high birth weight is associated with problems, so is low birth weight.  Grrrr
Parent - - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:44 PM
Why take that chance, just to be thin?
Parent - - By skibabe Date 2007-11-28 7:45 PM
Because who wants to be a fat ass just to give a human life?  Bitch, please.
Parent - - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:46 PM
I mean, it's just a baby. :roll:
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:46 PM
Protecting fragile human life is highly overrated.
Parent - - By skibabe Date 2007-11-28 7:48 PM
Pregnant people are just people.  Stop being so protective of them!
Parent - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:48 PM
Hello, I said it was an overrated job, GOSH!  :roll:
Parent - - By miniscraper Date 2007-11-28 7:46 PM
And seriously...a normal weight person who tries to go through pregnancy without gaining weight has to be malnourished!  Why would a normal weight person want to lose that much weight (a mentally sound normal weight person)????
Parent - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 7:46 PM

>(a mentally sound normal weight person)


And there it is, unfortunately.  :(
Parent - - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 7:48 PM
The placenta weighs a few  pounds, maybe 4? And the baby should weigh 5 - 10... amnio fluid is a pound or so...
Parent - - By miniscraper Date 2007-11-28 7:51 PM
yeah, that's what I deleted and replaced with *blah blah blah* - that's how she got the 22-24 lbs
Parent - - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 7:55 PM
You also produce more blood to support the baby... that's a few pounds... plus you are just SUPPOSED TO GAIN WEIGHT WHEN PREGGO TO SUPPORT THAT LITTLE LIFE!!!!!
Parent - - By miniscraper Date 2007-11-28 8:02 PM
no no no.  the baby will just get what it needs from the mother.  nevermid the mother's health...i'm sure that has no impact on the baby's :meh:
Parent - - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 8:06 PM
She should take up smoking, that helps reduce food cravings. :meh:
Parent - By elmtree Date 2007-11-28 9:21 PM
So does booze, and you KNOW that's good for the baby.  I mean really.  Who doesn't like a little buzz every now and again?  :meh:
Parent - By runnertype [us] Date 2007-11-28 8:07 PM
(delurking) plus those fat stores are there TO MAKE MILK FOR THE BABY after the birth.:roll: But I suspect that may not be a concern here...
Parent - - By melonze [us] Date 2007-11-28 7:41 PM
good lord.:meh:

i've never read it, but Wed. of last week, her post about swollen labia - um - TMI. TMFI. Where's the puking emoticon when you need it?
Parent - - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:43 PM
:shocker!:
  |
  |
Parent - - By skibabe Date 2007-11-28 7:43 PM
or
:shocker!:<<<<<<
Parent - By Ankah Date 2007-11-28 7:44 PM
I'd like to do this to the blogger:
:shocker!:>>>>>>>:grin:
Parent - By greenie (Pea counting punk) [us] Date 2007-11-28 7:45 PM
No, it's
:shocker!:>>>>>>>
Parent - - By littlemary (What do you use? Your finger?) Date 2007-11-28 8:02 PM
seriously? How do you know she isnt lying? You guys dont know her.

A midwife is certainly capable to handle check ups for a pregnancy, and refer to an OB if there is a problem.

While her obssession might not be the healthiest view, i know people that have indeed not gained much weight during a pregancy, you do lose body fat and the baby gains it. There are so many factors here you all dont know, if her doctor who actually SEES her and VISITS with her isnt concerned, I am certain all the medical degrees here should ring her up and tell her she isnt doing a good job. :roll:
Parent - By greenie (Pea counting punk) [us] Date 2007-11-28 8:03 PM
Speaking of :roll:
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 8:09 PM
I'm sorry, but there's no way you can convince me what she's doing is healthy.  (Once again assuming this isn't all a big hoax).
Parent - - By littlemary (What do you use? Your finger?) Date 2007-11-28 8:13 PM Edited 2007-11-28 8:18 PM
that may be, not really for me to say.:wtf:

the information that is in this thread is ridiculous though.

1. midwives are great and capable.
2. you CAN run while pg.
3. you CAN lose weight while pg, what i mean is lose body fat, while the baby gains....
4. she is seeing someone, she is a dr. her bf is a dr. she is being looked after by people that know her much better than anyone here.
Parent - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-28 8:15 PM
Of course midwives are capable, and it's been said above you can run while pregnant.  I don't think anyone's disputing that...just her attitude that it's not necessary to gain weight while pregnant.  (She stated that way back when.)

Whatever, either way it's a gong show, and I'm staying out of it now.  :)
Parent - - By Matt Foley Date 2007-11-28 8:54 PM
Neither she nor her boyfriend are OBGYNs.

Would you see a surgical resident for your pregnancy checkup? :wtf:
Parent - - By littlemary (What do you use? Your finger?) Date 2007-11-28 9:11 PM
nope. she is seeing a midwife actually (according to her blog), i didnt say she was seeing her bf, or treating herself.
Parent - - By Matt Foley Date 2007-11-28 9:12 PM
But you did say that she is a dr and bf was a dr, which frankly had no relevance.
Parent - - By littlemary (What do you use? Your finger?) Date 2007-11-28 9:16 PM
actually, it does, but if you don't see it, that shows me this conversation can't go any further.
Parent - - By Matt Foley Date 2007-11-28 9:25 PM
would you go see a surgical resident for your pregnancy checkup?
Parent - By littlemary (What do you use? Your finger?) Date 2007-11-28 9:26 PM
are you running out of material? already asked and answered.
Parent - - By dangerousdan (bear terrorist) [us] Date 2007-11-28 9:59 PM
I think I would rather use a midwife than an OB.  In fact, I can see compelling reasons for home births, depending on the circumstances (i.e. any complicating issues, distance from hospital etc).
Parent - By jennifer7 (100 mile studette) [us] Date 2007-11-29 6:29 AM
same here :)

doula
Parent - By LLruns Date 2007-11-29 6:32 AM
I think midwives are great too. I've had a horrible birth experience and am high risk, so I could never use one though. As for losing while pregnant...how can one lose body fat if that is one of the purposes of pregnancy - to put on body fat stores to nourish the baby? I know that women who are overweight can stand to gain only 15 lbs or so with pregnancy, but this woman is small and is definitely not overweight. And of course it's ok to run during pregnancy. There are loads of us on wimmins who are a testament to that. :) But there is running and then there is hardcore training. Two different things. This woman also has a compulsion. She is OBSESSED with not gaining weight. Read the entries where she is injured. You don't find her mental state very fragile?
Parent - - By Ankah Date 2007-11-29 9:47 AM
Running 82 miles a week? On top of swimming and biking? :wtf:
Parent - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2007-11-29 9:58 AM
Slacker fattie :roll:
Parent - - By LLruns Date 2007-11-28 8:06 PM
She really really pisses me off. Seriously, it makes me want to weep for that poor child's life. Also, it makes me feel like crap. I could barely keep my kids in for 6 months and I did no running whatsoever and took it easy and this crazy b!tch runs 80 miles a week and doesn't eat and she'll probably go over her due date. :mutmad:
Parent - - By greenie (Pea counting punk) [us] Date 2007-11-28 8:12 PM
But she's a mental freak whereas you're a freak:evil:
Parent - By LLruns Date 2007-11-29 6:17 AM Edited 2007-11-29 6:28 AM
Oh, well that makes it all better then :roll: : pbbt: :evil:
Parent - By squirrelgirl (Indian Buffet Queen) Date 2007-12-01 12:03 PM
:hug:
My sisters that could give birth had an awful time with it but did all they could for the babies. To see someone not realizing what a gift it is to have a healthy pregnancy makes me want to have her declared a ward of the state and put in a hospital.

I wonder if she'd care if she lost the baby.:meh:
Parent - By Matt Foley Date 2007-11-28 8:46 PM
I think this says it all

"Despite being 6 1/2 years old, she is one of my best friends."
Parent - - By jennifer7 (100 mile studette) [us] Date 2007-11-28 9:14 PM
just an FYI in case you don't know...from her blog of Oct 25, when this blog was first posted here:  "And I've found a fun forum that talks about SR's blog and mine quite a bit. Here is the link to it, if any of you are interested. http://www.runango.com/forums/topic_show.pl?tid=62300"

We are watching her and she is watching us too :O ;)

(I could have sworn I posted this already...but it's not there)
Parent - By Kitty Date 2007-11-28 9:44 PM
I'd like to post her blog link on Womens. I think we'd find out right quick if she's serious.
Parent - - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-29 6:13 AM
I knew she had read this.  I've made comments saying the same things as I've said here on her blog, so I'm not worried about it.  I am just worried about that child.
Parent - - By jennifer7 (100 mile studette) [us] Date 2007-11-29 6:44 AM
I know you knew, I just wanted to make sure everyone posting on this threads knew that she could possibly (and did) see their comments.  I know there are things some people wouldn't say (or would word differently) if they knew the person they were slamming was reading :)
Parent - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-29 6:47 AM
:happy:  I probably could have executed this thread better, but I truly am concerned.  I think this is WRONG and I can't help but comment on it.  I didn't mean to ridicule though.  I think she's troubled and misguided.
Parent - - By IronAllie (Tacky Shitstorm) Date 2007-11-29 6:40 AM
We got a mention again!  And this time, I was mentioned in the comments!  Woohoo!  Looks like one of our people told on me! :roll: 

I am not trying to make fun of sealegsgirl...I am seriously concerned.  This is not right.
Parent - - By dangerousdan (bear terrorist) [us] Date 2007-11-29 9:11 AM
I doubt someone told on you.  She has a thingie on her blog which makes it so that if you click the link you posted she can see that people came to her blog via runango (the referral website).

I haven't looked but I know you're not trying to make fun -- but I feel badly about the asssssssssssssses here who are ridiculing the woman.
Parent - - By DancingBear [us] Date 2007-11-30 8:56 PM
Nah,  I think she is watching us, too.  I was so surprised when I saw this.  OMG!
Parent - - By littlemary (What do you use? Your finger?) Date 2007-11-30 8:59 PM
Her fiancee posted a comment as well, which was nice to see. I think that 'running coach' was a bit over the top. :roll:
Parent - - By DancingBear [us] Date 2007-11-30 9:06 PM
Well, see, it's a dick wagging competition now.  Who's smarter?!   
Parent - - By littlemary (What do you use? Your finger?) Date 2007-11-30 9:09 PM
:roll: well i think it is pretty obvious the pregnant chick as the bigger dick
Parent - - By DancingBear [us] Date 2007-11-30 9:14 PM
I think she is a super athlete, and I admire her discipline.  Because we've never seen this before, we are appalled, but really, what if it is ok?  It might be. 
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-30 9:16 PM
Do you want to take that chance with your child's life though?  To me it's like signing up for a drug trial while your pregnant...who knows?  It might be okay.  But you don't know for sure.  Too risky.  :(
Parent - - By DancingBear [us] Date 2007-11-30 9:20 PM
:blush:  I've never had any kids.  I don't know the first thing about pregnancy.  I am one of those weirdos in Dude's post about crazy dog people. I have two dogs that I treat like human babies.  They get the best food, the best medical care, living the life for sure.  :happy:  

If the baby is born healthy, do you think you will view it differently?  Did you see my post below about my mom?
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-30 9:24 PM
If the baby is born healthy, fantastic!  I'm glad for the baby.  For me though, it is a risk I'm not willing to take for my child.  I'm doing everything in my power I can to make sure I stay as healthy as I can for this baby.

Was your mom actively trying to control the amount of weight she gained though?  There's a difference between not gaining much due to medical conditions or whatnot, and trying your best to see how few pounds you can put on.  :(
Parent - By DancingBear [us] Date 2007-11-30 9:34 PM Edited 2007-11-30 9:36 PM
Nah, my mom was busy as hell.  :laugh:  She still hauled laundry, cooked huge meals, cleaned her ass off, etc.  She didn't scale back due to pregnancy.  Her only problem was kid #2 was breach. 

callie, what if all this time we were wrong about pregnant women's limitations? 
Parent - - By noskillz (Techus Dorkus Maximus) Date 2007-11-30 9:14 PM
:shocker!::shocker!::shocker!::laugh:
Parent - - By littlemary (What do you use? Your finger?) Date 2007-11-30 9:18 PM
oh oops, was that you:wtf::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:: pbbt:
Parent - By noskillz (Techus Dorkus Maximus) Date 2007-11-30 9:19 PM
On the blog? no no... Today was the first time I looked at it... :happy:
Parent - By Annie Date 2007-11-29 9:30 AM
I love how she mentions back when were hunters and gatherers and women barely gained weight while pregnant. Yes there is a healthy comparisson for our modern age. How many women died in pregnancy and during childbirth in those days. And how many children died before age 5 if they survived the first few months of life.
Someone who is obsessed with their weight during pregnancy needs some serious counselling.
Parent - By GregT [us] Date 2007-11-29 10:49 AM
That bitch is batshit crazy!
Parent - By WAWalsh [us] Date 2007-11-29 11:11 AM
The woman does seem a little focused on herself without any real concern about her child.

One point that she makes to support her attitude, is that Paula R. did it, had a healthy child and then won in New York in the same year.  As impressive as Paula's performance was and despite how undeniably strong she is, does anyone believe that she looks "healthy" or question that she went a little overboard.  Further, is basing one's actions on the best of the elite a wise thing, particularly when dealing with a pregnancy?
Parent - - By DancingBear [us] Date 2007-11-30 9:02 PM
IA, I read it about once a week.  If she/the baby experiences problems pre or post birth, then I will remark on it.  My mom gained only 12 pounds while pregnant with me, I am the youngest of 5 and <I think> I am okay and normal.  : pbbt:   My mom left the hospital weighing exactly what she weighed before being pregnant.  Back in her old clothes and everything. 

I am very curious on the result, if the baby is healthy, etc.  If the baby is fine, then it changes all the beliefs I had about pregnancy and limitations.  Yes, I am intrigued.
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-30 9:17 PM
I somehow get the feeling though that will all the eyes focused on her blog, we wouldn't hear the full story if there was problems with the baby anyways.  :(
Parent - - By littlemary (What do you use? Your finger?) Date 2007-11-30 9:18 PM
but why dont you trust that her midwife is taking good care of her?
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2007-11-30 9:21 PM
I trust midwives... I suspect her midwife may not be getting the whole story though.

Really, regardless of whether or not the weight gain is healthy, I think at least from what she has written she has some serious body image issues though.
Parent - By littlemary (What do you use? Your finger?) Date 2007-11-30 9:23 PM
I think that it is just really hard to really have true insight from her infrequent postings, she doesnt even blog every day. I think people are being harsh in this thread, there are so many things that factor into good health during pregnancy, and they arent all there. I dunno, i think it is harsh.
Parent - - By Matt Foley Date 2007-11-30 9:25 PM
Which one, she's been to like 4 or so. :roll:

I wonder why, she keeps switching it up.
Parent - By littlemary (What do you use? Your finger?) Date 2007-11-30 9:28 PM
arent they in the same practice?

when i was pregnant i had to rotate between the docs because whomever was on call when you went into labor is who would deliver you, that way they had each seen you .

not unusual at all.
Parent - By DancingBear [us] Date 2007-11-30 9:25 PM
She did admit to tripping and falling on the trail run.  She also acknowledged the pelvic/muscle pain.  She mitigated her workouts right away.  I really was absolutely apoplectic when I first saw that, but then I thought....'I don't know ANYONE really with that fitness level.  It is rare, most of our country is obese and riddled with health problems and conditions because of it.'   I am one of those fat people still.  Hard road improving my health.  Slow going.  :sad:
Parent - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2007-12-01 9:41 AM
If the baby is fine, then it changes all the beliefs I had about pregnancy and limitations.

Drawing conclusions from a sample of one is a pretty iffy proposition.
Parent - - By noskillz (Techus Dorkus Maximus) Date 2007-11-30 9:12 PM
Wow.  runango got an entire point/counterpoint blog entry :shocker!:
Parent - By melonze [us] Date 2007-11-30 9:18 PM
Yeah! She's watching us.:meh::laugh:

If only she cared more about the child growing in her stunted stomach than what we're saying about her.:roll:
Parent - - By Matt Foley Date 2007-11-30 9:24 PM
The fact that she spends so much time doing a point-counter point suggest that she doesn't believe her own shit.
Parent - - By dangerousdan (bear terrorist) [us] Date 2007-11-30 11:11 PM
It's an interesting topic -- and relevant to all the female runners.
Parent - By DancingBear [us] Date 2007-12-01 9:58 AM
What if Katherine Switzer did not jump in the marathon as a bandit?  Then would we ever know women could do it?  I am very curious as to the result of this.  If she remarks that a negative result came of this, then I will mention it to her. 
Parent - - By RunFree [ca] Date 2007-11-30 9:27 PM
I read that Paula Radcliffe ran until one day from delivering.

And that it seems it's not unhealthy if the pregnancy is going well.  Seems that doctors approve as long as nothing bad happens.
Parent - By aadair [us] Date 2007-12-01 7:24 AM

>Seems that doctors approve as long as nothing bad happens.


When you get to that point, it's too late. You should think about the baby first, not when something happens...
Parent - By Ankah Date 2007-12-01 9:43 AM
There's nothing wrong with running during pregnancy. But 82 miles a week? On top of biking and running? And worried about her weight, instead of the baby?
Parent - By squirrelgirl (Indian Buffet Queen) Date 2007-12-01 12:06 PM
But it's her child! Isn't that more important than a number on the scale? :cry:
Parent - By tahoeblue (spamkiller) Date 2007-11-30 11:16 PM
Hey  Sea Legs Girl -

Don't you know that L&O is a restricted list and everyone here is either an MD or a PhD?  We'll take on your three lame sources
Parent - - By dangerousdan (bear terrorist) [us] Date 2007-11-30 11:18 PM
I wish people would leave her the fuck alone.  If only you all knew the guilt and personal responsibility I feel for all this negative attention she has received.  

(Don't you all realize IT'S ALL ABOUT ME? : pbbt:)
Parent - - By tahoeblue (spamkiller) Date 2007-11-30 11:21 PM
You're her????????
Parent - - By dangerousdan (bear terrorist) [us] Date 2007-11-30 11:22 PM
No. . . she's me :shocker!:
Parent - - By tahoeblue (spamkiller) Date 2007-11-30 11:59 PM
Well, whoever you are - the blog is certainly lacking. 

If you want a blog worth reading try:

http://girlwithaonetrackmind.blogspot.com/
Parent - By dangerousdan (bear terrorist) [us] Date 2007-12-01 7:27 AM
Hey!  That's not about running :shocker!:
Parent - - By ironjen Date 2007-12-01 7:17 AM
I'm surprised by how much you guys are trashing her for her weight gain (I didn't read the blog, just what you guys are all saying about the dr). I only gained 16 pounds when I was pregnant and A was a healthy 6 pound 1 oz when she was born. I ran through pregnancy to (though not at much as her by any stretch). I'm just saying that it is possible to gain a minimal amount of weight and still have a healthy pregnancy and baby.
Parent - By Matt Foley Date 2007-12-01 12:09 PM
I think the weight gain is only a manifestation of this woman's "me-first" mentality.

Honestly, if she acted like she was putting the best interest of the child first and still had a small weight gain, then I think people would be a lot more forgiving and understanding. Instead she acts like a child.
Parent - By aadair [us] Date 2007-12-01 7:27 AM
I haven't read the blog, but based on what people are saying here -

Having a kid is all about sacrifice. It starts at conception. If she can't put the baby first now, she's going to be in a world of hurt at 3 am....
Parent - By squirrelgirl (Indian Buffet Queen) Date 2007-12-01 12:11 PM
I can't read it. I get too angry. One of my sisters was on total bedrest for her 2 out of 5 that lived (a set of twins were born early and then another single loss at 6 months). The other had many, many problems right before and after birth. The other can't have any kids and really wanted to. Me, I don't about but I know if I wanted kids I would most likely have a hard time of it. Lots of cousins have been through fertility issue hell, several would have loved to have kids but physically cannot. To see someone flaunt life like she does is disgusting and juvenile.
So much can go wrong.
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