Soy is a Go

Wow, finally something you ARE allowed to eat during pregnancy. My doctor says she knows of no reason or study that would indicate pregnant women should avoid soy. I mentioned the hormone thing that my lovely and intelligent commenters brought up and she said my pregnant hormones are so much stronger than normal it would take a huge amount of anything to mess with them.

I also do not have skin cancer, high blood pressure or any signs of preeclampsia. I am officially fat, and got a little talking to about holiday overeating. She said it’s not a big deal now – I’m not harming the baby – but it’s going to be much harder to lose 50 pounds than 20. But I’m not going to worry about that yet, I don’t mind being fat if I have a baby to distract people.

My next appointment is December 18th. This year is ending much too quickly. Once it’s 2009 I don’t get to think my baby comes “next year” anymore. The nurse also reminded me I need to sign up for a child birthing class soon and get my tour of the fancy birthing center. You also get to see the nursery – which means actual teeny tiny just born babies – and that idea makes my hormones go all wacky with joy and fear. I am hoping a weekend of bread and cheese with the gorgeous Sarrible will take my mind off things.

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4 Responses to “Soy is a Go”

  1. meghanstrader says:

    I’m so glad your appt went well. No more worries until Dec. 14 :)
    We signed up for a birthing class, but the teacher never showed. So, we just passed. I REALLY didn’t want to see another woman having a baby, and women have been doing this for thousands of years, so I was fine winging it. You will also get 2 or more nurses assigned to you to help you through the delivery process—between them and the happy “mermaid juice” (seriously an epedural makes you feel like a mermaid), I was fine.

  2. I’m glad everything’s OK. When are you due? I swear, it just seems like every time someone I know gets pregnant, it feels like those 9 months pass in no time.

  3. h_a_l says:

    Yay for everything going smoothly. And yay for the soy is ok! I had cereal with soy milk this morning and was thinking of your Dr’s appt.

    And that’s great you get to tour the birthing center. I’m freaking out a little b/c the hospital I’m supposed to deliver my baby at is possibly shutting down it’s Obstetrics ward in the new year. Gah! It was in the NY Times yesterday! http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/nyregion/19lich.html?_r=1&ei=5070&emc=eta1)

    I mean I’m sure my Dr will move her affiliation to another hospital, but I know this one have had procedures done there before and it’s where I’m going for my big fancy ultrasound in a few weeks.

  4. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    Good to know the soy was cleared for consumption, glad to hear you had an encouraging appointment!

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