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Eating More at the End of Pregnancy

Did You Pig Out in the Final Days of Pregnancy?

Can the final days of pregnancy be compared to a scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory where Augustus Gloop is seen gobbling up a buffet of wonderful foods? Maybe. For women who watch their weight throughout their nine months, the final days of pregnancy can be an opportunity to indulge in the tasty treats they deny themselves throughout the rest of the prenatal period.

A friend recently told me about her week of gluttony following her final doctor's appointment. Not a fan of her weekly weigh-ins at her obstetrician's office, my friend left her 39-week appointment pleased with her overall weight gain. Given baby's breech presentation, the doctor had scheduled a c-section for the following week. Knowing that she would not have to get on the scale before her surgery, my friend spent her final days of pregnancy gobbling up the hamburgers, ice cream sundaes and pizza slices she had forgone over the past nine months. Though she said she really wasn't hungry due to the little space left in her stomach, she was enjoying the tastes of her favorite foods before she would have to focus on losing her baby weight.

My friend's week of indulgence got me thinking: did you treat yourself to some special foods before giving birth?

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apollosmom apollosmom 7 years
That was my plan! and then Parker came 5 days early :(
Akpril Akpril 7 years
I saw all the junk food I ate at the final part of my pregnancy as weight I was going to have to work off soon. I probably ate the healthiest at the beginning and end of my pregnancy.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 7 years
You bet I'm already huge and miserable. Cold Stone, Starbucks and PB Twix is all that I wanted.
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
I live on The Cape, I love BZ's :)
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I did my last pregnancy. In the week before last actually, i let myself eat out a couple times and indulge and it was really nice. It was the only time that pregnancy I actually gained weight, 5 lbs in a week. Guess chinese and mexican restuarants arent the most healthy thing on the planet...hmm. I can only imagine how much weight I would have gained if I had let myself do that the entire time.
Niami Niami 7 years
The baby will be coming early and yesterday I did finally make it to P.F. Chang's for lunch. I've been craving Chinese food and Celiac disease keeps me from going to most places to eat. This restaurant offers a gluten-free menu and I had the lettuce wraps, a cup of egg drop soup and the chicken fried rice. I pigged out and it was wonderful! If Bz's wasn't so far away in Cape Cod I'd be pigging out on gluten-free pizza right now! Celiac sucks, but it did keep me from giving in to cravings and gaining 293847 pounds this pregnancy.
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