Gloria - posted on 10/06/2010 ( 100 moms have responded )
i am currently 5 months pregnant. this is my first pregnancy and i have a lot of questions, but my doctor always seems rushed and too busy to talk to me. i have been told to switch doctors but i don't know how to go about it without seeming rude. Some advice she has given me has been helpful but she isn't very nice about it. a couple in particular are my weight and complications. I was having some complications early in pregnancy (around 9 weeks) and was concerned with the pains and such. instead of trying to help me, the only answer i got was 'it's normal'. while that helped slightly, i was still curious why such things were normal. Recently i went back for another check-up and my doctor says i am gaining too much weight. I am almost 19 weeks and have gained around 20 pounds, but during the first 6 weeks i lost almost 10. i also quit smoking upon finding out i was pregnant. I am just looking for some friendly advice, along with eating healthier, about my doctor, and pleasant opinions on weight... Again, i am a first time mom and very uninformed. Thank you all.