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FatMum2Be
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Obese... what to expect 😩

Nov 13th, 2017, 22:32 PM   #1
 
Ok
So Iím approx 7 weeks pregnant (9 weeks since last period)
Had my first doctors appt today and first midwife appointment tomorrow
I have 2 stone Iíve past 3 months and I am intending to do slimming world and exercise .
Doctor clearly explained how high risk I am, said I would be under a consultant immediately.
I wouldnít be being honest if I didnít say I was petrified right now, what was I thinking?

I would just love to speak to people with very high BMI and their experiences (Good and bad)
 
 
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Nov 14th, 2017, 11:34 AM   #2
 
Hi

I'm also overweight and a bit worried. I'm 6 weeks tomorrow and I'm just like you with worrying. I think I'll probably be consultant led care too, but haven't been told this.

I'll just follow this as can't give you any experience at the moment, but would really like to know of any experiences.
 
 

 
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Nov 14th, 2017, 11:52 AM   #3
 
When I was pregnant with my first I had a booking BMI of 43 and as a result I was under consultant led care. My MW didn't make much of a fuss about my weight although tbh it was only mentioned once at one of the consultant meetings. My pregnancy was very straight forward with no complications. I had to have the GTT when I was 28 weeks and I had additional scans to monitor baby's growth. baby weighed 6lb 7 and no complications in labour other than needing venthose delivery after having the epidural but that wasn't weight related...

In contrast my BMI when I had my daughter the following year was 33 and this was my best pregnancy and a text book labour delivered in two pushes with just gas and air

With my third I'm not sure what my BMI was but I was wearing size 10-12 clothes pregnancy was ok I was in hospital at the end for reduced movement and labour was by far my worst he had shoulder dyscotia (spelling) and in all honesty I have never been so scared in all my life. And this was when I was optimal weight.

This time round my BMI is 28 pregnancy so far has been a headache but that's more down to other issues than the baby herself I'm hoping for a labour like my daughters quick and easy..


I think added weight increases various risks but in my experience my best birth experience came when my BMI was higher than the NHS would like. And my worst when I was 'optimal weight'

Try not to panic.. slimming world and light exercise is great especially for helping your body prep for labour! Wishing you both all the best xxx
 
 

 
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FatMum2Be
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Nov 14th, 2017, 14:27 PM   #4
 
Thank so much for both of these messages.
My midwife was very nice she warned me of some of the increased risks but didnít bang on about it. She strongly advised exercise and slimming world which I will do.

She has said I will be under consultant and there will be extra scans and tests but she said ď you look after you and Iíll look after babyĒ which was nice.

Would be great to keep in touch JenRose as we are about the same time on our journey.

Where about in the country are you? I wonder if healthcare is the same countrywide.
 
 
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Nov 14th, 2017, 14:51 PM   #5
 
I'm in Devon x
 
 

 
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Nov 14th, 2017, 21:41 PM   #6
 
I'm overweight (admittedly not drastically but I come under the Obese category of BMI) and I was with my first too. I was so poorly with my first that I actually lost a stone and a half in the first 20 weeks. I haven't had that this time but will be under consultant care anyway as DS was delivered via EMCS.

I'm actually really happy being under consultant care as they keep just that extra eye on baby and making sure they get here safely. The only thing I worried about last time and I am worried about for tomorrow is them not being able to see enough at 20 weeks scan but she was able to get everything she needed with DS despite him wriggling so much she got frustrated a few times!!!
 
 

 
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