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    Default Not seeing dietician when recommended during pregnancy..

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I honestly am not saying this to be hurtful. I believe you are in denial, that is putting your bubba at risk and you need a good hard dose of reality.

    You do not eat well. If you did you wouldn't be morbidly obese. You do not know about good nutrition. If you did you wouldn't be skipping breakfast, eating 8 slices of bread per day and singing the praises of milo.

    Time to swallow your pride, put your bubba first and see a dietician.

    Good luck.
    Well said. Lots of people who think they know about good nutrition don't.
    You are eating far too much bread and cheese. I wouldn't be surprised if you we're anemic or lacking many essential vitamins your baby needs. Saying you eat a salad isn't enough.

    Why do you think the hospital offered you this? Hospitals don't go round offering unnecessary services, they're busy enough as it is. They've obviously offered you this service cos you need it.

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    Default Not seeing dietician when recommended during pregnancy..

    Why exactly do you not want to see a nutritionist?

    If the cost is an issue, I'm pretty sure your GP would be able to refer you to someone that bulk bills?

    Do you see a problem with your diet?

    Do you want to be able to drink water?
    Have you tried lemon or lime juice in water?

    When your baby is a child, will you be passing that water habit onto him or her?

    No judgment on your weight here, I am extremely overweight myself....

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    Default Not seeing dietician when recommended during pregnancy..

    In answer to your question the hospital can't force you to do anything so you can refuse blood tests, ultrasounds, referrals to other specialists (including dieticians). However if they are a low risk hospital they can also decide you are too high risk to deliver there and refer you to a specialised tertiary hospital that can cater for the increased birthing risks that obesity causes.
    I am unsure why you would refuse all help offered to you to improve the life of you and your child but at the end of the day you are an adult and entitled to make informed decisions for yourself and if you choose to not accept help no one can force it on you

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    I think it would be a good idea to see the dietitian.

    Milo isn't really the best source of iron, and is instead packed full of sugar.

    Bread is fine in moderation, but 8 slices per day is a little excessive.

    May I ask why you're not eating much meat or meat substitutes? Is it the pregnancy making you feel sick? I would think eating meat or an appropriate iron-rich substitute would be a better option all round than the milo.

    In regards to the water, could you maybe try squeezing some lemon or mandarin in to sweeten it a little?

    Dietitians are trained professionals. They're not there to judge or make you feel bad - they're there to help you.

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    Default Not seeing dietician when recommended during pregnancy..

    Why not take an iron supplement instead of milo?? That alone would save you on sugar and unneccessary calories. I think you actually want the milo and are using the iron as your reasoning to eat it. A supplement would give you so much more anyway.

    If you don't want to see a dietitian then don't - no one can make you. But if you think you eat ok you are sadly mistaken.

    Well done on cutting down the cigarettes though, that's at least something.

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    Default Not seeing dietician when recommended during pregnancy..

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I honestly am not saying this to be hurtful. I believe you are in denial, that is putting your bubba at risk and you need a good hard dose of reality.

    You do not eat well. If you did you wouldn't be morbidly obese. You do not know about good nutrition. If you did you wouldn't be skipping breakfast, eating 8 slices of bread per day and singing the praises of milo.

    Time to swallow your pride, put your bubba first and see a dietician.

    Good luck.
    This.

    This is a wake up call for you OP. medical professionals are telling you there is a problem with your weight. For your baby and yourself you need to make changes and gain some info on proper nutrition.
    Milo for iron? No way. You'd have to eat tablespoons of it.

    If you don't see a dietician you run the risk if being transferred to a different Hosp. You are, by not eating well, increasing your risk of GD as well as putting further strain on your heart. As a smoker also, your cardiovascular system is already strained.

    I hope you look after yourself and your bub.

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    I just wanted to add that if you do have GD, your diet will be heavily restricted in terms of white carbs and sugars. I'd see the dietician and arm yourself with info.

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    Default Not seeing dietician when recommended during pregnancy..

    Can I just make a suggestion? No judgement but I have to agree with other posters - I say this in the kindest possible way.. Ive been where you are and I used to be 134kg and now 85kg.. Its hard work and very easy to make inappropriate choices over more nutritional foods for the sake of convenience. I still have a bit to loose but you have to make the conscious choice and commit to it. The following has helped me.
    - Diet Lite cordial to add to water if you can't stomach lime/lemon juice. Its quite yummy and pretty low kj, although do try adding lemon/lime to your water first.
    - I dont eat bread at all anymore. You could try Helgas sandwich thins, mountain bread, cruskits. You can toast the Helgas too.
    - for breakfast, try something like yoghurt and some fruit or as someone said eggs - you could do this when you dont have to work etc. If you say that you don't wake up early enough, fruit and yoghurt can be eaten in the car or on your way to work.
    Salad is good for dinner but throw in some protein too. What about stir fry? Lots of veg and a good way to boost your iron intake through the right veg?
    - cook up a frittata - loads of veg, incl spinach and eggs will help with protein. you can freeze frittata and take for lunch etc. if you have a google there are quite a few good recipes for breakfast frittatas that you can make and divide into individual portions, zap and take with you to eat for brekky.
    - take a good Multi vitamin and if you're still lacking, switch milo for something like sustagen but don't overdo the sustagen as it may cause weight gain. Some protein shakes have a lot of vitamins and minerals in there but make sure that you substitute a meal for a shake.
    - really look at your portion sizes and eat slowly and chew lots. It is more likely that you will over eat if you eat quickly as you will be overful before you realise.
    I hope this helps and good luck to you.

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    Default Re: Not seeing dietician when recommended during pregnancy..

    Hey hun, I am also overweight and I saw the deitician.. It was great they looked at what u ate and gave me small things I could change to ensure u get all necessary nutrients in. A good one was instead of so much bread try special k in the morning I have it with sliced banana each morning.. Its delicious

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    Default Not seeing dietician when recommended during pregnancy..

    The hospital can't do anything it is a recommendation that you go I was told the same thing but I know what to eat etc my issue isn't diet and your doesn't seem to be you eat carbs early in the day and salad at night I think some docs are prejudice against overweight pregnant woman as I was just over 100 when I fell preg with DD and lost 27 kgs during preg but I was extremely sick and barely managed to eat but this time I started a lil heavier due to and accident I had last year but the biatch of a stick figure doc I first saw was like Don't gain more than 5 kgs while preg and if u loose weight we won't mind well to me loosing too much weight can be just as bad as gain too much I try nit to adjust my diet while preg I try to keep the same portion sizes but if anything I eat less cause I get extreme morning sickness I and the same with water I can't drink it straight it is rare for me to just drink water by itself usually I'll have cordial or maybe soft drink I don't drink coffee or tea

    As I said it is the recommendation that u see one but I u do go take a list of things u eat to show them rather than them thinking their own judgmental ideas


 

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