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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:52 PM
Thanks for your response
I'm currently at 21.5 weeks, so I pretty much lost a kilo a week once I started watching my caloric intake. When I spoke to the dietician at the hospital, she said the issue with losing weight was the production of ketones, which could affect the baby. She said if I continued to lose weight, then I should monitor my ketones (urine sample) to make sure I'm not producing too much.
That being said, I did have a gestational diabetes/GTT test at approx 16 weeks, and got the all clear on both the fasting and the tolerance test. So at present, no issues with that.
It was a little frustrating, as I asked her how many calories I should be consuming in order to maintain my weight. Unfortunately when she did the calculations, she said the number was too high, so she advised that I just continued what I was doing and monitor for weight loss. Not much help unfortunately.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:35 PM
I would get the keto stix and let them guide you. If you omit too many then up your carb intake.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:45 PM
Kokeshi: I am almost the same weight as you and all the obs/doctors/gp/midwife have said I am fine to loose weight. The obs said to me that he would prefer me to not put on weight. Before pregnancy I have lost 7 kgs and lost another 6kg since being pregnant.
I am surprised that they have told you not to loose weight. I also had a GTT (two hour one) at the beginning of pregnancy and my BSL's are perfect. I did have a scare when at the morphology scan when the u/s technician asked me about what I was eating, if I was eating healthy ect. I told him that I am eating healthy and that I have lost the weight also had bad MS as well. He told me 'well that didn't affect the baby then' and went on to say that the baby is measuring 5 days ahead.
With baby #1 I lost around 11kg and with #2 I lost 16kg. It may be because this is #5 for me and I have never had issues (BP/gestational diabeties) and that I have been around a simmilar size with all of them (ok I am at the heaviest now).
Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:47 PM
I am overweight too and have lost about 10kg with morning sickness. My doctor isnt worried at all. He was concerned that I weighed too much to start with so seemed pretty happy with the loss. I'm feeling better now so eating again.
I dont think its safe to try to loose weight while pregnant but it is so much better for you to eat healthy and exercise. If you loose while doing that then great. I think its important not to make ourselves hungry though. I think loosing 1kg on purpose is probably too much and they are probably worried bub isn't getting enough.
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