Most pregnant are concerned at one time or another with the amount of weight they are gaining. Some fear they are gaining too much too soon, whereas others are concerned they aren’t gaining enough weight. The key to gaining the “right” amount of weight is to listen to your body and eat when you’re hungry. Listen to your cravings and chose healthy foods whenever possible. So if you’re craving something sweet, opt for a piece of fruit or a fruit smoothie prior to indulging in something sweet high in calories and fat. As long as you’re listening to your body and eating healthy you are most likely gaining just the amount of weight you need to gain. For reassurance instead of asking about the number on the scale, ask, “Is my weight ok? Am I where I need to be”. Your doctor, midwife, or nurse will let you know. By focusing less on the number on the scale and more on eating healthy and exercising your anxiety will decrease and you’ll gain more enjoyment out of your pregnancy experience–remember, it’s just 9 mo!