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#76 SmallPotatoes

Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:07 AM

just wondering if anyone is still around in this group.

have just found out I am pregnant with my second and despite already losing 40kg in the last 13 months I am still in this category sad.gif

Oh well I guess this pregnancy has to be more comfortable than with DD when I was 40kg heavier when I got pregnant!

I am sitting at 96.4kg and my aim is not to get past 100kg at anytime in the pregnancy...

Oh well hope someone is still around!

Cee

#77 Miss_Missy_Moo

Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:28 AM

Is this group still going ??

I have just been to my first ANC appointment and have come back feeling terible!!
I had my booking in app 2 weeks ago, and the M/F said i would be put in the high risk cat because of my BMI (i am 131 kg) and my previous pregnancies at the end i have had trouble with my BP..... She put in a referal to a Dietician and i was happy...

Today, the Dr was so rude! she didnt use the doppler to listen to heart, didnt even try to mesure me and made an appointment for me to see the anethiest(sp?) i am only 18 weeks today!!!!

I dont know what to do, she has made a big deal out of my weight, i was only 10kg lighter when i had my last baby and they didnt make as much of a deal as this hospital... cry1.gif

I have been put on a waiting list for the Dietician and that could take a month or so.....

Sorry just came back and feeling so crap and lost...
thanks

#78 SmallPotatoes

Posted 17 March 2011 - 11:07 AM

Hi Jodie,

I'm sorry they have given you such a horrible time.  I was heavier than you in my previous pregnancy and my Ob wasn't concerned, I never had to see an anesthetist and he didn't weigh me once.  he always used a doppler and measured my fundal height (but not til after 20 weeks for the FH which is normal I believe)...

Can you go back to your old hospital or see someone else who isn't so judgemental as an alternative?  It's horrible the double standards that some doctors have....

Cee

#79 Mekala

Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:03 PM

Well i belong here as well and have enjoyed reading past posts even though most of them are from last year.

i am 109/110kg and 12 weeks preg.  I am high risk because of my BMI but also because i have Fibromyalgia.  So far the hospital has been ok about it - but am booked in to see another dr, a midwife, and the OB over the next 2 months.  Seeing this group is so quiet if it doesn't pick up i'm happy for PM conversations to compare notes etc original.gif

Cheers, Mekala

#80 Gordo's Girl

Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:08 PM

Hi ladies

This group is really quiet, but just thought I'd pop in.  I'm 18 weeks on Wednesday, and have a BMI of around 34.  I think I am relatively fit and healthy, and have been doing a fair amount of exercise.  I did stop after a scare with some bleeding two weeks ago, and think I need to take it easy and stick to walking and swimming.  

My OB told me on my initial appointment that ideally I should put on no more than 5kg for the entire pregnancy, which really surprised me.  I was weighing 93kg at 11 weeks, and  have put on about 2.5kg so far, so I think I'm going to hit the 5kg before this baby pops out.

Anyway, not sure if any of you are in WA, but in our Sunday newspaper there was an article saying that if you have a BMI over 30 you won't be able to deliver at a private hospital and have to go to KEMH (our public maternity hospital).  Has anyone heard this before?  Are other states similar in their approach?

I'm really worried now that I'm going to pay all this money for private care and end up in the public system anyway because of my weight.

Anyway, I hope you are all doing ok.  I've had a trouble-free pregnancy so far (after 12 months of IVF to get pregnant) and will obviously have to keep an eye on what I'm eating.  Hard when I am ALWAYS hungry!

GG

#81 PeanutBrown

Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:24 PM

i had never noticed this group however i sure belong here

I am very obese well  over the 100kg mark and into my 17th week of pregnancy after a miscarrage in  my first pregnancy. my blood pressure is normal i am a fairly active person i dont pig out on food i just am fat i used to do alot of sport and now i dont and scince then the kgs pile on.

first meeting with my ob was at 6 weeks i have a bicornate uterus so that can cause issues he is also very displeased with my weight  i had to have my GTT at 16 weeks due to my high BMI which i passed with flying colours. I suffer from morning sickness from hell and vomit every day still it makes me wonder if its cause i am so big that i am so sick or its just luck. I have failed to gain weight yet this preg and instead seem to be losing at 1 to 2 kg per week.

you can still see a bump forming i joke to my dp that i have 2 bellies and i have already been informed that i will most likely have a C section and that they may have to take the baby early to stopit getting too big.

i will be having ultrasounds 1 ever 4 weeks from 28 weeks to keep a eye on the babys growth.

i wonder if you other expectant mothers have any tips for me ??

#82 MizRhi

Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:17 AM

The posts here seem very old. Hopefully someone is lurking...

Hi there.

I would like to join. I am 8 weeks pregnant. It is the first pregnancy since the neonatal death of our son 2.5 years ago. I am heavily overweight at 120kg. I have had a lot of morning sickness but not hard enough to induce vomiting. I have already put on 1.5kg.

Anyone in a similar position?

#83 PeanutBrown

Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:54 PM


Hi MizRhi i think its only me around i was over 120kg when i got pregnant too i am currently in my 41st week of preg yeah i am passed my due date if you have any questions i would be glad to help you out.

this is my first sucessful preg after a missed miscarrage in the second trimester that occured in 2010

#84 MizRhi

Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:40 AM

Ohhh, 41 weeks. You must be itching now for the baby to be born.

I carry a lot of weight around my midsection. I am worried about having breathing issues as the baby increases in size. Have you experienced that?

#85 PeanutBrown

Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:34 PM

i had the usual shortness of breath in the last trimester mostly as the baby was right under my rib cage and very high but nothing that was particualry unnerving or caused too much distress.

I am very much iching for this baby to be born already i am very over it original.gif


#86 MizRhi

Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:24 AM

How you going, Peanut. Still with us or are you in a hospital with a beautiful baby?

#87 MizRhi

Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:32 PM

Todays ultrasound showed no heart beat for the Joey. It died within the last day or two. Time to turn notifications off. Good luck with your pregnancies.

#88 JungleFlower2012

Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:41 PM

MizRhi Im so sorry for your loss. I hope your OK! big hugs.
PeanutBrown Im sure you have bub now, so congrats... original.gif



Is there anyone here? Im here. I feel very bad about it, but know i feel better when i get it off my chest!

Im Stevie and im 96kg. i would essentially like to lose weight until im 3ish month pregnant. Not by dieting , but by cutting out the crap and starting to walk and push bike ride.



Well thats all. Much love ~ Stevie

#89 KB16

Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:57 PM

Hi everyone,

I just found this thread, I'm currently at 128kg after losing about 20kg before becoming pregnant (surprise!). I haven't really gained anything yet, (lost a kilo here, gained one back, lost again...) and I'm over 20 weeks. I know the weight will be a big obstacle the further I go, but I'm still eating healthier, and cut out a lot of the crap when I was dieting, so that's continued into the pregnancy. My doctor wants me to meet with a nutritionist, but I don't know whether they'll tell me anything different then what I was doing on the lifestyle change diet.

Has anyone else stayed at a pretty constant weight like this? Is it "normal"?

Thanks for any input.

#90 jess1980

Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:31 PM

Just wondering if anyone is expecting twins in this thread? I'm currently 13 weeks with twins my 3rd pregnancy I have managed to not put any weight on so far but my dr has told me 10kgs is the max I should put on. Just wondering how others have gone?

#91 3beautifulDS

Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:49 PM

hi, is anyone still lurking in this thread.. im 5w2d with my 4th and i was currently tryin to lose weight and now im stil wanting to lose 5-10kgs but i want to do it safely.. im just eating better and walking 20 mins a day bout 3 days a weeks.
hope there someone to here.. biggrin.gif

#92 schnookle

Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:22 AM

I'm here! Just found this thread and was so pleased butthere doesnt look like there are too many people lurking around.

Just found out I am pregnanct and close to 110kg, I didnt really think about my weight being an issue during pregnancy until my doctor said it could be high risk because of my weight, which really scared the crap out of me!

I am due January 2013.

#93 CheekyBuggers

Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:15 PM

Well I'm back here VERY unexpectedly. Anyone here?

#94 Zahhy

Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:20 PM

I didn't even know this group existed till you posted CheekyBuggers, but will probably start checking in if there is a couple/few of us.

I meant to lose 20kg before we TTC #3, but it has surprised us, so I am 20kg above the weight to go through the Birth Centre, and about 35-40kg overweight overall.

#95 CheekyBuggers

Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:45 PM

I was just starting to lose weight and yep up the duff. Was just at the gp and he made such fuss about it that I didn't bring it up. Feel so shamed

#96 sarkazm76

Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:45 PM

I'm here too original.gif  Surprise number 2 baby.  I have PCOS and had to lose 40kg in order to get a regular cycle and ovulate the first time around so NEVER thought we would just get pregnant without trying!!!
As a result I am carrying the 25kg I put back on whilst pregnant with #1 and the 25kg I've put on since sad.gif  Been trying to lose weight for 12 months but just couldn't commit.  Finally had 1 successful week then found out about the new baby - typical, lol.
I've seen a dietician and just waiting for her to send me my plan to safely lose weight while pregnant as I do NOT want to gain ANY weight in the next 9 months!  I am struggling enough at 120kg without adding a baby to it!
Tomorrow I get my first round of bloods back  hands.gif all is ok and that I don't find out I have diabetes issues as she checked my fasting glucose just to check.  I also had really high blood pressure last week.
So trying to be thrilled about this bub but kinda scared right now.

#97 CheekyBuggers

Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:04 PM

Nearly in same boat. I have pcos and went from 125 to 80 to get pregnant but 3 babies in short succession, depression and things saw it all back on.

I'm struggling with a healthy lunch. I've resigned myself to healthy eating and light exercise but I don't know what to have. My prev was salad sandwich but hams out and can't have too much fish and there's only so much chicken you can have.

#98 CheekyBuggers

Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:21 PM

Just realised we have both a feb 11 bub too, think I'm roughly about 6-7wks. And after the struggle I had orginally I never thought a surprise natural baby yet I have 3 and here's another

#99 heffalump99

Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:14 AM

Hi there. I would love to join this group. I have a 4 year old daughter and have just found out I'm pregnant with (suprise) baby no 2!! I have been on a calorie restricted diet for 6 months and lost about 20 kilos but am still starting this pregnancy at 100 kilos. My daughter was conceived and carried safely at just a bit over my current weight. I just need some encouragement and support. I'm worried about massive weight gain and sliding back in to old bad habits... X

#100 JillyJellyBean

Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:21 AM

Just nosying about on this page, but had to comment on the twins. Well done seeingstraight, they are gorgeous!




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