Was your weight identified as a problem by your maternity caregivers at any time during your pregnancy, labour or postnatal hospital stay? How did you feel?
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28-01-2014 21:38 #1Junior Member
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Has anyone had experience of weight issues with having a new baby?
28-01-2014 21:51 #2
28-01-2014 21:55 #3
My OB advised I try not gain any weight during my pregnancy at the first consult and never mentioned it again. I did however get a fat comment from the paediatrician before my CS as he was passed off he didn't get a chance for a coffee as "big girls normally take more time to get the spinal block in"..,
28-01-2014 22:05 #4
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28-01-2014 22:06 #5
I was advised not to gain weight and I actually ended up losing weight and was lighter at the end of my pregnancy than pre pregnant. My dr was pretty good about it all really
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28-01-2014 22:09 #6
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28-01-2014 22:15 #8
I was over 150 kg for 4 births over 180 for 1 and around 100 mark for the last. It was noted, i was told to try not gain to much and that was that until my last birth. Where the weight loss cause issues and it was just discussed in factual and polite way.
The only people who ever made me feel bad was the scan tech's. And boy were some of the rude.
For me factual but polite was my overall experience and was happy with that.
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28-01-2014 22:33 #9
I was advised to not gain any weight and could even lose some if I wanted to but then I developed cholestasis and it can cause weight loss and I lost 10kg in just over a week so was told to try not lose anymore
28-01-2014 23:14 #10
I believe I was flagged as high risk because of my weight. Also, the GP I was seeing at the time (this was the last time I went to him) told me that because of my weight I would have trouble finding an ob to take me on & that I should expect a miscarriage. I was booked in for an early c section because of my weight. I had grade 4 placenta previa & needed a c section. My ob booked me in at 36.6 weeks because he didn't want me going into labour & risking a rushed c section. I was 138 kgs when I conceived & 120kgs when I had DS. The anesthetist even said "you're not that big, the way your ob was talking I thought you'd be huge'. He had no problem with the epi & got it in first go. I really regret being pushed into an early birth. My DS was in NICU for 4 days with low blood sugar & breathing difficulties which I believe could have been avoided if we'd gone closer to term. It mucked up breast feeding completely for us. The lactation consultant at the hospital also told me not to expect my milk to come in till day 10-14 (it came in day 3) because of my weight. Needless to say I won't be going back to that Ob or that hospital. So yeah, lots of assumptions about higher BMI patients I believe.
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