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    Hi everyone,

    I'm 6 weeks pregnant after miscarriage in February. I'm a very anxious person to begin with, and being pregnant after miscarriage is a very anxious time! All is going well so far however I'm quite anxious about my weight. I'm considered obese, I'm about 140kg.
    Im worried about the implications this may have on my pregnancy. To be honest, even though I'm overweight, I am reasonably fit for my size, and I have good blood pressure.
    I've read a lot about stillbirth and birth defects. I'm really scared

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    I was about 125kg for both my full term pregnancies. I had an early mc in between so I certainly know the anxiety involved with being pregnant after miscarriage - there is even a fantastic supportive thread on here I started originally and still going strong so definitely suggest joining there.

    As for weight, I felt like the Drs made assumptions about me getting gd and weight issues and high blood pressure and pre eclampsia etc. but I barely put on any weight without even trying not to, I was clear of gd and my bp remained within acceptable levels until I got overdue where it was borderline too high. I was induced both times due to past dates and the bp rising and had natural births with only complication being dd1 placenta failing to detach so needing to go to theatre for removal.

    Try not to stress about things you can't control, take each week or milestone as it comes. Small steps. Good luck.

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    Stay off Dr Google
    I'm another that was obese while pregnant and most of my health carers were lovely and supportive
    I actually did have gd both times. The first was undetected and led to a pretty rough birth, second was properly managed and I had a c section, everything went really well.
    My blood pressure was always fine etc.

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    Thank you both for your replies. I shall try to stay away from dr Google lol.

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    I was 130kg and no problems. My high risk OBS said weight is one of the things he doesn't worry about. Didn't even weigh me. Had a elective cs and everything went really well. Good luck op

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    I had good health care professionals as well and I chose to be proactive with GD due to family history however I didn't get it

    I started off at 121kgs, maintained a weight if 118kgs until 35 weeks when I started swelling a lot-the day I have birth I was 132kgs. A month later I remembered to weigh myself and was 111kgs! I'm now around 108kgs at nearly 4 months post partum.

    My advice is just to be sensible with your eating-I know a girl who was preg at the same time as me who followed a diabetic diet from 12 weeks onwards-maybe you should consider that?

    Good luck OP, wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chillies View Post
    I had good health care professionals as well and I chose to be proactive with GD due to family history however I didn't get it

    I started off at 121kgs, maintained a weight if 118kgs until 35 weeks when I started swelling a lot-the day I have birth I was 132kgs. A month later I remembered to weigh myself and was 111kgs! I'm now around 108kgs at nearly 4 months post partum.

    My advice is just to be sensible with your eating-I know a girl who was preg at the same time as me who followed a diabetic diet from 12 weeks onwards-maybe you should consider that?

    Good luck OP, wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy xx
    I followed that diet early on with my 2nd (although I didn't go overboard with my first either ), and didn't gain anything at all for that pregnancy
    It's a good, healthy diet anyway, so there's no harm in following it

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    I'm obese too and had no issues with either pregnancy. My Ob just said try not to gain weight. At hospital book in they offered me a referal to a dietician which I declined. That's the only time it's been mentioned. I think if you go public they give you a more hard time, but if you pay them they don't mention it .

    I had no issues. No GD, no blood pressure issues. I too had an elective CS but that was a personal choice. I did make big babies (4.3kg). I didn't gain a kilo while pregnant, it was like I could eat what I want and not gain weight both pregnancies. Put it all on after bub was out though!!

    Good luck

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    Thank you all so much :-) You've all made me feel so much better! I think I might try and give a dietician a go. I am going to see my doctor in the morning so I will ask him.
    Thanks again!

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    I'm also "obese" and had no pregnancy complications etc. healthy Bub who's now 6 months old.


 

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