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    Default BMI for "Low risk" pregnancy

    for my last pregnancy I was labeled High risk due to my BMI... I have since lost abit of weight and was wondering if anyone knew the magic number to be low risk?

    I really wanna do midwide group care but was unable to because of my BMI?

    thanks in advance

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    OMG does this mean there is another bub on the way?

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    I just wanna be low risk for the next bub plus I didnt like being catagorised as High risk... I loved my ob but really want a midwife to help me deliver my next baby.

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    not sure but with number 1 is was 97kgs ang i'm only 164cms and i was classed as 'normal' risk.. but they never did my BMI.. not sure if that helps???

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    Hello there,

    I would be classed as high risk, but we are not catagorised he. Midwife delivered Ryden, and my weight was never an issue. Infact i was never weighed. On booking into the hospital the nurse asked me my weight, and she wasnt fazed at all by it.

    Mind you i was determined to lose a fair bit a weight before trying for bubs too, but we have decided to try now, so i think i will worry about that after number 2. I would be heart broken to put on all the weight with next bub. I never put on any weight with Ryden.

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    ta girls

    they are really strict at my local hospy for the midwife group care program. I am just so determined to get into it this time as I didnt feel really supported by the nurse on the shift.
    what really annoys me is that I only put on 5kg for my entire pregnancy and had noooooooooo complications and I got that label errrrrrrrrr I guess they are just covering their butts!

    stacey... I wish I had the guts to have a birth like u had with ryden I LOVE DRUGs he he

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    I was told by my midwife that I would be classed as high risk and would have to go to hospital the next town (I live in a relatively small town) over if, I had a BMI of 40+. Thankfully my BMI is 32.

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    I'd just question the as to why they place so much emphasis on BMI when it's a total crock and doesn't accurately 'decide' anything about a persons weight/health. It's been discredited many times, do some research!

    I'm technically classed as 'obese' due to my BMI going by my height and weight yet i'm a size 12...figure that one out! It was never an issue with my pregnancies and the hospitals, even after gaining 27kgs in my first pregnancy!

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    I had done a little research the midwide wanted me in the group so much she took 2 kg from my real weight I hate policies BLUR... I even asked why smoking women where not classed as high risk as I thought that would be more of a risk

    tenyr BMI dont really work for some people... what if I was all muscle! HMMMM! to them


 

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