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Old May 10th, 2010, 08:30 AM   51
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I think to be honest all of this 'bad stuff' we read about being bigger is the extreme end of the scale..

I've always been a big lass, I did once lose weight enough to get down to 14 stone and I was skin and bone, there was nothin else there!
So now I'm happy at 16-17st, maybe a bit soft round the edges, but there's nowt wrong with that..

I've delivered four babies, one of them at home, one who was supposed to be born at home but due to an extremely lax midwife ended in an emergency hospital dash, and one that would have been born at home except we didn't have a home at the time! I had no problems, no tearing, managed to stay active and well and was sent home within hours of the birth each time..

I'm now 1 stone heavier and apparently because of this, my body is going to panic and change the way it does things this time round? I don't think so. There's far too many scare stories out there, and being the numptys we are, we read them all and worry even more!

I think the whole BMI thing is totally overrated, when there was nothing of me, at 14st, I was still overweight according to it..

I think my bones weigh more than most skinny people!

Yes, I know - it's not the bones I should worry about, it's the meat and gravy on them, but hey - I'm allowed to eat what I want, I'm pregnant!
Im the same, i look at pictures of me when i was a size 16 on the bottom and allthough i was still a 16, i was soooo skiny. I weighed about 13 stone



 
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Old May 10th, 2010, 10:12 AM   52
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its lovely to feel your not alone.. im scared ill be judge like im the only over weight person that ever had a baby lol.. midwife is gona lecture me about my weight and im depressed about it as it is i was loosen weight ttc but i got pregnant so what can i do x



 
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Old May 10th, 2010, 10:53 AM   53
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I think to be honest all of this 'bad stuff' we read about being bigger is the extreme end of the scale..

I've always been a big lass, I did once lose weight enough to get down to 14 stone and I was skin and bone, there was nothin else there!
So now I'm happy at 16-17st, maybe a bit soft round the edges, but there's nowt wrong with that..

I've delivered four babies, one of them at home, one who was supposed to be born at home but due to an extremely lax midwife ended in an emergency hospital dash, and one that would have been born at home except we didn't have a home at the time! I had no problems, no tearing, managed to stay active and well and was sent home within hours of the birth each time..

I'm now 1 stone heavier and apparently because of this, my body is going to panic and change the way it does things this time round? I don't think so. There's far too many scare stories out there, and being the numptys we are, we read them all and worry even more!

I think the whole BMI thing is totally overrated, when there was nothing of me, at 14st, I was still overweight according to it..

I think my bones weigh more than most skinny people!

Yes, I know - it's not the bones I should worry about, it's the meat and gravy on them, but hey - I'm allowed to eat what I want, I'm pregnant!
I've always been 'well built' a couple of years ago I went on a diet - Lighterlife and lost 3st in 3 months. Took me down to just under 12st, according to the drs my ideal weight should be 11.5st.

At first it felt good to feel 'thin' BUT I looked ill, my face was gaunt, ribs stuck out, my arse disappeared, and as for my boobs......flaps of skin was all I was left with. Needless to say I got depressed over being that way so put the weight back on.

My OH loves me for me, I feel more like a women, so these bloody BMI charts can go and take a running jump off the nearest cliff



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My OH loves me for me, I feel more like a women, so these bloody BMI charts can go and take a running jump off the nearest cliff
Hurrah! Let's watch 'em fall like lemmings!



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Old May 10th, 2010, 14:00 PM   55
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Wow ladies I can't believe the response to this. You are all fabulous and it's great that you are sharing your stories - thank you so much.

I haven't had a response from Wobbles yet but as soon as I hear anything I will post it on here.

I have my doctors appointment tomorrow and I'm a bit nervous at what she is going to say about my weight. Last time I weighed myself I was about 19.5 stone but I know I have put a bit on in the last couple of months - daren't weigh myself though! Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!!

Love to all the Big Momma's

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Old May 10th, 2010, 15:16 PM   56
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I had my Dr app today we just went through a few things as Im under consultant care not for my weight Ill just add,lol and Ive been referred to my consultant to put me on her pregnancy records but nothing was mentioned about my weight and he's booked me in with a midwife on the 25th May so Ill have to see if she says anything to me



 
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Old May 10th, 2010, 15:23 PM   57
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Well, I actualy had to bring my weight up to my dr. when I told her we were thinking about TTC and she said...no problem. That its easier on your body if you are smaller, but ultimately its our choice. The extra weight would not be a factor to having a healthy baby or concieving. There are complications with any random pregnancys, not just over weight mammas like us



 
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Old May 10th, 2010, 15:42 PM   58
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Hi

I had my doctors appointment today and was apprehensive; but she was really nice and didn't even mention my weight, she said as I had had three normal deliveries including a home birth I am obviously 'fit and healthy', she also put down my preference for a home birth again and booked me in with the further away hospital (the one which was so nice and supportive when I had my MMC, not the local dive) as she said the local one doesn't deal with home births; and then I filled in the referral for the midwife and she said they will contact me in a couple of weeks. She did say that they actually do early ultrasound scans at the GP surgery for 50 which pricewise isn't bad but she said to think about it as there is no increased risk of the same happening again but it would just be for my own reassurance if preferred.

Mumofplenty I am exactly the same; always been big-boned; when I weighed 10 stone I was still a size 14 in shops with generous sizing such as Wallis etc; shops with ranges aimed more at teenagers I was still often a 16 or even 18, yet when my elder sis weighs 14 stone she is only a size 14 its so unfair lol; I can't work it out! People always think I am a much smaller size than I actually am though; I went to a clothes swap party once and this lady was trying to get me to take her size 12 stuff she was blown away when I said I am a minimum 18 but a 22 in most shops. I do think BMI is b*****ks they say 'ooh its new and better than the old height to weight ratio charts but I see little difference; BMI doesn't take into account body fat and some people who are a size 10 are actually obese based on their body fat ratio; I went on one of those monitor things once and I was only 2 percent above the ideal for a woman. I read in this baby magazine a while ago in response to a letter from a slightly overweight woman that they don't allow overweight women and especially not anyone with a BMI over 30 to have a home birth or birth in a birthing centre; um thats news to me!

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Girls who have had scans, did your extra padding affect your scans?

Iv got mine tomorrow and iv read it can make things harder to see



 
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Oh n Mum of Plenty I am originally from Manchester too; I find up there its very common for women to be big-boned; tall and strong, how many of those stories you read in the paper about babies being born suddenly at home within 30 minutes are from Manchester or Yorkshire and so often it is bigger ladies, my husband always says 'boy these Northern ladies are strong I wouldn't want to mess with them'.



 
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