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    Hi ladies, I haven't posted for a couple of weeks, was busy having a baby:-)

    Abigail was born on the 7/7 via emergency c-section after an induction and 14 hours of labour. We got all the way to 9cm dilated then my cervix started swelling and baby was in distress so we decided to just get her out of there. The worst part of the whole thing was about hour 10 when during monitoring they lost her heart beat for about 2 min... The lead had come loose from the machine... It was the worst 2 min of my life... Once they worked out what was wrong I almost strangled the student midwife who was operating the machine!

    It's been two weeks since the birth, I finally got on the scales a couple of days ago and was pleasantly surprised to find I'm only 1.5kg heavier than my pre pregnancy weight! Near the end of my pregnancy I was up about 13kg but I guess most of that was baby, placenta etc so don't despair if you put on a few kg during your pregnancy, not all of it will hang around afterwards!

    Hope your all well and happy

    Ashley

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    Congrats Ash on baby!!!!

    Sent from my GT-S5660 using Bubhub

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    [QUOTE=Lulu56;5947016]I had my antenatal booking appointment today (I'm 27 weeks) and the midwife and student midwife at the end made a few comments that aren't sitting right with me. I'm 165cm and 90kgs (starting weight was 87.9kgs).

    I've had the 1hr glucose challenge

    It is reccommended that everyone do the 2hr test, within a few years you won't have a choice, so much bad results are given with the one hr test, having the 2hr test is more accuriate.

    I'm 165cm and started off with 90.2kg i'm now 96.4 kg and did do the 2hr test, it all came back normal.

    The midwives quested me alot about my weight, but after nothing came back with a few test and wasted money that they made me do, and a normal vag birth with no complications last time, they OB, gp and midwives are not conncerned.

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    I'm also 165cm tall, but have reached 115kg, at week 28. i have had no negativity so far, the nurses at the public I'm going to are great. Hope it stays that way...

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    Im 169 and 116kg at 18 weeks. If I go over a BMI of 45 then I have to transfer to Boxhill Hospital. My BMI is 41 at the moment so I am trying my best to eat way more healthy.

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    I passed my GTT! Hooray. I thought I would but it' still great news. The midwife and doctor both were a bit suprised and checked it twice after a mumbling "...BMI....hmm...."

    They also look suprised when the take my BP and find it's fine!

    Being overweight does not necessarily mean you're unhealthy people!

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    Hi ladies,

    I've been subscribed to this thread for months now and thought i'd update my details.

    I'm 165cm, started at 97kg and elast weigh before delivery i was 108kg.

    No GD, blood pressure remained 110/60 or 70 the entire pregnancy except wks 39-41 when it jumped tp 118/80 lol

    My only real issue was chroniv heartburn from 28 week mark, which was 90% due to how sophie was lying inside. Head down, bum up and instead of legs curled around in front or stretvhed out she was squatting, picture a frog sitting!!

    So her legs were in prime position every time she kicked to pound my stomach.

    So birth details-

    Due 7th july
    Public hospital patient
    Saw the obstetricians clinic each week
    Went to post dates clinic at 41 weeks for monitoring and internal exam, all good, i was 1cm but the ob stretched me to 2cm (can i say OUCH! and booked me in for and induction on 41+3. sunday 17th at 8am

    So all day sat i was baking up a storm with no idea the lower back pain and mild period pain i was feeling had anything to do with the mucus plug i was losing all day, doh!

    Nothing happened overnight so off we went for the induction.

    I was 3cm and having more frequent period pains. Told the Ob and midwife this but i wasn't getting out of the induction, drats!

    Hubby and i had prepared by doing a calmbirth course (highly recommend this!!!), buyung lots of non nut nutritious snacks , heat packs, music etc.....

    So 8:45 they broke my waters
    9:25 the syntocin drip

    1st stage labour established at 10am - me happy as using the breathong techniques we'd learnt joking around with the midwife and despiye the monitors able to get off the bed to be as upright as possible and let gravity help bubs come out.

    The mw has to monitor you for the entirr first half hour and once she left the room briefly, i couldn't believe how strong the contractions were. She upped the flow of gas and popped out again to do whatever. Not before joking that later on during the day when i felt the urge to go to the toilet not to go cause i'dbe ready to push. Fine i can deal with that then

    About 15 mins later she waa called to something else, again only out of the room for a minute or 2 hubby said later. In that time i needed to go to the loo, so hubby helped moved all the stuff with me to the bathroom and i attempted to do my tjing.

    Hmm strange i really need to poop, but can't, yhinks me to myself while managing some pretty big contractions....

    Got back to beside the bed and mw was back, she looked at me and said i can up the gas again if you like. Hell yes was my reply lol

    She checked the baby's monitor and couldn't detect the heartbeat. I had to hop on the bed so she could attach a fetal cap monitor, only to discover i was fully dialated, baby was right there in the birth canal (why they lost the heartbeat, too far away from the monitor) and i was ready to push

    So this was 11:00am

    Sophie was born at 11:33am

    When they put her on my chest i was in a bit of shock, not quite understanding what had just happened as stupid as that sounds.

    I had a 3rd degree tear and went off to surgery for repairs very quickly to try to beat a lady who needed a possible ventouse or c section delivery to the only maternity theatre available that day.

    Patched up and wheeled to my room on the ward it was time for cuddles

    That was about 2-3pm by that stage

    Sophie was 3.47kg, 50cm and head circumference 36.5cm

    It was fast and furious but i'd do it the same way next time and despite making us wait to meet her she sure was in a rush to get out!

    Calmbirth did help, hubby said he spoke to me during and between contractions and helped with my breathing but i have no recollection of that only what the mw was telling me to do, i was responding to both though they both said.

    My only advice to every pregnant woman who plans to breastfeed is to read several times before you have your bub the pink nsw health breastfeeding brochure. And have it with you in hospital. I didn't and it would have made life much easier as all the info i needed is in there and follow the advic of feed as often as possible in the first 1-2 weeks to help establish your supply

    Sophie is now 18 days old and i can't believe it's gone so quickly!!! Savour every moment

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    Congrats Podlet
    I am new to this thread but guess I should join as I am over weight. I am 159cm and 103kg and only 9 weeks so far I have put on about 1-2kg.

    Northern I am the same as you I am a fit healthy over weight chick. But I dreading the comments from my doctor. I had to have a medical for work and the doc looked at me and my test results and said hmmmm you are very fit for your..... and I added size and he said yes. I said you can be fit and fat you know.

    So I am hoping I can keep the weight down and not get too big but have to correct what I am putting in my mouth. I can't exercise as much as I would like and that is a problem for me as I put on weight just looking at food. Bring on 12 weeks and I can get back to my boxing and spin classes, my instructor advised to wait till 12 weeks.

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    Hi ladies,
    Well I thought I'd jump in here as I am "overweight and pregnant" and had a rather discouraging midwife visit today.
    I have a BMI of 38 (I'm short and 'well rounded') and I haven't put on a single kg since becoming pregnant, in fact I'm 4kgs down from my pre-pregnancy weight.
    I've always been large and by this stage of pregnancy with my DD (18 weeks), I'd already put on 12 kgs, so I've been quietly congratulating myself on my lack of weight gain. (I'm unfortunately one of these people who gain weight just by looking at fatty food!).
    Anyway my midwife this morning said that due to my high bmi i'm likely to have complications toward the end of my pregnancy and that I must be careful to not gain ANY weight. I found this to be really irresponsible as I AM pregnant, or course there is going to be *some* weight gain, and having a high BMI doesn't necessarily mean there will be complications.
    By the end of my pregnancy with DD my BMI was 43 and I had NO issues whatsoever until I was induced and interfered with (I'm quite sure I would have had a straight-forward birth if not for all the intervention). I ended up having an emergency c/s with her but in hindsight I have my suspicions that the only "emergency" was that they wanted the birthing room free as I was taking too long .
    Anyway my plan this time is for an elective c/s so there's one thing they can't hold against me (the hospital isn't known for it's support of vbacs, particularly in overweight women). And so far (as with my previous pregnancy) my blood pressure is perfect.
    The midwife has given me a brochure for "Powering into Pregnancy" (Pregnant Overweight Women Engaging Resources in Groups) which by the looks of it is basically a way for the hospital to palm their overweight patients off onto another clinic.
    It would mean travelling an hour away for all my antenatal appointments and having 2 hour sessions with a group of other overweight mums to be. And the hospital that these sessions are joined with won't take me as a patient as they only take "low risk" cases (which I'm not due to my previous c/s and a few bleeds early on with this bub).
    Ohhh, I'm feeling very as it's very rare for me to feel "ok" with myself, which I was until she opened her mouth, and it's just some extra pressure I don't need.

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    Hi Girls!

    I hope you dont mind me joining you in here - it seems like just the place i need to be!!

    A little about me: I just turned 31 yesterday and my DH is 33. We have been seeing a fertility specialist for a while now due to me supposedly having PCOS (but no cysts or anything - just overweight and rarely got a period) and DH having a few swimmer issues. We were to do IVF at the end of this year and begged our FS to let us try Clomid in the meantime - not expecting it to work. But here i am last week got my BFP and am now 5w1d pregnant!

    I'm 131kg which is stressing me out and then i found this site and didnt feel so alone!

    I was wondering if anyone can help me with a few questions:

    1. Did anyone else here have Clomid to get their BFP?
    2. I've had a m/c in may - has anyone else here unfortunately experienced a m/c and gone on to a successfull pregnancy?
    3. What have your Dr's/FS' said to you about being overweight and the chances of your pg being sticky?

    Its sooooo great to see so many of you so far along! Well done!

    xo


 

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