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Overweight Women Pregnancy Support Group ~ # 9
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:38 AM
I only found this group last night. I got my BFP yesterday so I'm only 4 weeks along. I was pregnant last year but lost my bub due to development problems. I was induced at 23 weeks. I have a question as I'm a bit worried. Towards the end of my pregnancy I felt very sick and was unable to eat. I wondered if bub was pushing on my stomach rather than pushing out. He had no amniotic fluid left so I don't know if that is a factor. But can I expect my fat belly to hold bub in and make me feel awful or will it still push out? I'm just not sure if how I felt was due to the issues we had or if it was going to be how I will feel every pregnancy. Cos if I felt that bad at 23 weeks then it's going to be a very uncomfortable pregnancy. By 23 weeks I still didn't even look pregnant.
Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:49 AM
Jacni - Sending sticky dust for you, hope you have a better time this pregnancy and have a little bundle to hold onto in 8 months. I found that I am still forcing myself to eat and I am now 30 weeks. I have been feeling sick and bad reflux almost the whole way through. My lil one seems to have gone up rather then out, but has run out of room now and starting to stick out more, especially when s/he sticks the bottom out. Unfortunately if that is the way your baby grows it is going to be uncomfortable most of the time, especially when pushing up into stomach and lungs. However this would of had very little if anything at all with baby having problems. If you had no amniotic fluid round baby, must of been a leak or some other problem.
Just remember to make yourself eat, try to make it a small piece of protein. And take multivitamin too, something I always forget.
Hope all goes well this pregnancy.
Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:03 PM
Where is everyone????
Hope you are all going well
Earthangel - Are those babies still in there???
Posted 19 April 2010 - 08:38 PM
Just wanted to let you guys know I had my Twins last week on the 12th at 36weeks 1 day..
My waters broke after my ob app and I had a c/s!
Elizabeth may arrived at 8.58pm at 5pound 6 ounces
Rose Michelle at 9pm at 6 pound 1 ounce.
Both girls are in special care unit for feeding issues and low blood sugars.. They are both doing really well and should hopefully be home at the end of the week!
Edited by earthangle, 19 April 2010 - 08:56 PM.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 10:44 AM
Congratulations EarthAngel. Hope those lil girls are home with you by the end of the week. Hope you are taking it easy so as you are all prepared for when you have all your kiddies together. Looking forward to seeing those photos.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:08 PM
Congratulations on your twins!!... Im glad they are doing well, and you get to bring them home soon....
Posted 22 April 2010 - 06:28 PM
Just wondering if I can join this group.
I'm Mandy and 18 weeks pregnant with my 5th baby due in September.
I am curious to know when you all felt your baby kicking, I am unsure of feeling any movemnts since with DD I though she was moving but unfortuantely she had passed away.
Congratulations on your twins arrival Earth Angel enjoy your babymoon.
Edited by mandycandy, 22 April 2010 - 06:29 PM.
Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:31 AM
hello mandy this thread has been very quiet of late. This is my 3rd and I felt some flutters at 15 weeks, but more of a definite at 20 weeks. Sorry for your previous loss, Hope all goes well this time.
Me - I will be round here heaps now as I have stopped work and bored out of my brain, cant do much of the house work due to cramping up. Really doubting that I will be able to keep my weight gain off now with not doing much. Did measure myself yesterday and have lost 5cm off my higher thigh and 3cm off lower thigh. For some reason I have grown round the stomach by something like 30cm, lol. Havent weighed myself since the week after Easter, so not sure how I am still doing on that front.
time to take kids to school.
Earth Angel - Have you got those lil ones home yet???
Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:02 PM
After 11 days in special care Nursery we are home!
Family at hospital
Edited by earthangle, 23 April 2010 - 02:50 PM.
Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:51 PM
Thanks for sharing the photos EarthAngel, What a lovely looking family!
Posted 28 April 2010 - 09:30 AM
Oh, I thought I had lost this group!
Look at those gorgeous girls Earthangel, congratulations!!!
Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:11 AM
I hope you are all well!!
Congrats Earthangle they are beautiful!!
My work has told me that I can not legally work past 36weeks
However alot of other people i know are working up to 1-2 weeks brfore they are due.
i have a desk job that is not stressful and I answer calls all day so it's not hard labour or dangerous.
I am just wondering if anyone else knows about the legalities of this???
Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:36 PM
Haven't posted in ages ..
Earthangle: awwww, they are beautiful 2 girls and 2 boys, clever you
I've had my booking in appointment with midwife and also my first doctors appointment and I'm classed as "High Risk" due to my BMI but the doctor was lovely. She said she won't preach at me because she only recently started exercising since her 5 year old started full time school and she said she knows how hard it is.
My weight at booking in appointment was 115kg (15 weeks) and I was 115kg at 12 weeks with DD2. So I'm stoked that I'm the same weight starting off this pregnancy as I was last time I've decided I'll weigh myself every second appointment, so not until 21 weeks.
My ultrasound is in 12 days, I can't wait to see baby again. Hoping they have their legs open
Posted 02 May 2010 - 08:08 PM
Congratulations EarthAngel, they are beautiful little girls!!
Nae - at my work we are supposed to stop at 6 weeks before the due date, however if you can provide a medical certificate from your doc or midwife stating an alternative date (ie 2 weeks beforehand) than they can let you continue working.
I got diagnosed with GD about 2 weeks ago, but I think it has really made me assess my weight issues. Since being diagnosed I have been eating really well and I don't think I have put on any more fat. I hope I can keep it up after bub is born... fingers crossed. I am surprised at how easy it is to stick to the diet though... I guess it is just a better balance... though when I don't have a baby filling up my guts and my tummy is empty I might feel the hunger a lot more.
Hope all is well with everyone.
Posted 06 May 2010 - 07:58 PM
Its very quiet in here.
I have been spending my down time cleaning up my photo collection, looking back at when DS and DD were born and comparing to what I am like now. Was sooo young and skinny with DS 9 1/2 years ago. After DD was born I have a photo of me standing next to humidy crib and I still look very pregnant, I remember being in the shower straight after she was born looking at the flab of jelly that my deflated stomach looked like. Know that it will be the same again this time. Just want to be able to lose weight afterwards and stop with all the excuses.
In really whinging mood tonight.
Hope everyone is still pregnant and going well.
Posted 07 May 2010 - 03:40 PM
Just incase anyone is interested or needs anything -
as their names suggested - plus size maternity wear.
Nice to find some true plus sizes in Australia instead of having to look overseas.
Edited by fooiesmum, 07 May 2010 - 03:47 PM.
Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:01 PM
Hoping to join this thread?! I am 12wks tomorrow, and a lovely plus sized girl also. What are the risks that you ahve been told with being pregnant and overweight? Does it impact on having a natural birth?
Congrats to all of you that are pregnant and to Earthangel, you have 2 beautiful girls!
Edited by peyow, 12 May 2010 - 08:01 PM.
Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:52 PM
I too am a plus sized girl, 14 weeks pg with my second bub. I have to have an amnio in 2 weeks as my 12 results came back high rick for DS I am staying positive as it's still only a 1:228 chance which equates to less than half a per cent so surely the odds are in my favour? Still....can't help but worry. I hate how it's harder for us to see our bubs in our scans because of the extra weight, everyone else has nice clear piccies!! I lost 12.5kgs before falling pg with #2, and have already put 3kgs of that back on, I only have to look at food, and I haven't had any ms so no help there! Oh well, back on the bandwagon after #2 is born!
Peyow: I was overweight with #1 and had a completely natural delivery - no problems, so no impact for me at all.
Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:47 PM
would love to have a natural birth, no induction or caesar unless is absolutely necessary.
Posted 14 May 2010 - 11:13 AM
Delivery: This is my 3rd bub and I've been over weight with all my pregnancies. I was induced early with my first due to pre eclampsia and ended up with a long induction (cervix/body wasn't ready) and she was posterior but I delivered vaginally with forceps. Second time around I went into labour myself but ended up with an emergency c-section after getting to 10cm due to bub being in distress, posterior and her head wouldn't engage (37.5cm, no wonder it wouldn't engage). And this time I'm having an elective c-section.
I will say I was really fearful of a c-section because doctors like to tell you the risks involved of a c-section being over weight but I honestly had no problems at all and my wound healed really well and quickly. So if you do end up with a c-section you'll be fine
I weighed myself the other day and I've only gained 1kg and I'll be 20 weeks on Tuesday
Oh and I'm having another baby girl And everything was perfect on my scan. The scan was so clear, it's been my best one I've had with all my babies.
Posted 14 May 2010 - 03:14 PM
Thanks for your reply mrsmummy.
Hubby is worried that because i am bigger and not that fit that i may not be able to handle a natural birth. But i disagree.
Posted 14 May 2010 - 03:22 PM
Wow I just found this group and so happy I have
I was over weight with my DD 2.5yrs and still over weight this current pregnancy.
I am hoping this pregnancy ends the same way as my last.
My name is Mel and I live in Hobart.
I am due in September and am having a little boy.
I have DD whose name is Matilda
My last birth was vaginal. 10 hours all up from first pain to holding my little girl.
It went well for a natural labour. No complications besides the cord being wrapped around my little
girls neck but that was not because of my weight.
I had a pethadine injection and having the same with this bub.
would love to be apart of this group
Posted 14 May 2010 - 03:41 PM
Hi there ladies
I am very new to all this baby education and my FH and I are TTC as we speak. This topic came up in the active topics section and I just wanted to pop in and ask a question.
I have heard that you should not try and lose weight while PG. Is this true or can you still lose weight safely?? AND if so how are you losing weight safely while PG??
Sorry if this is an annoying question but I would really love some feedback. I don't eat junk food I do make my own meals every night maybe take out once a month if that. It is just my portion sizes I think that are to yummy and to big! Sweets I'm not a big fan of but I will eat a choc teddy bear after dinner with a cup of tea. It prob sounds like I should be fine but I'm not putting on any weight at the moment (I normaly put a couple of kg's on around the holidays! They don't come off easy.) I just need to do more exercise to lose it!!
Any help would be great. So is it safe and how are you doing it? Thanks for you time ladies
Edited by Peaches'n'Cream, 14 May 2010 - 03:45 PM.
Posted 14 May 2010 - 04:55 PM
Hi Peaches n Cream -
just a quick reply to you.
I have lost weight this pregnancy and last.
This time about 7 kilos so far last was about 15 all up.
I was still eating properly.
Some doctors dont like it and others are okay as long as your still eating and bubs is growing well but they dont like dieting.....
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