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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 09:48 AM   1
Whatme
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BMI and uk Home birth


Hi

My BMI is 32, will I have trouble getting the powers that be, to agree to a hb.,

Iím a size 14 in clothes.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 11:07 AM   2
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Hiya my BMI is 31.5 and I was told it's not a problem unless it's over 35. I've been given the all clear for my homebirth (after having a normal gtt and growth scans due to bmi) xx



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 12:41 PM   3
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Iíve just worked it out, Iím fit and healthy, but donít consider myself obese even if my numbers say otherwise.
Iím glad itís all going to plan for your hb! So exciting



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 07:29 AM   4
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Absolutely not. You'd barely raise any red flags at only 32 BMI. I have a BMI of 30. I had a home birth with my first and now planning another with this baby. I am just over the line at 30 now (BMI first time was like 28/29), so though I'm considered low risk on all counts, the BMI did mean they offered me the option to have a GTT this time (which they didn't last time). I declined it as I don't see the point, eat healthy, fairly active, etc. Midwives were perfectly happy with that. Otherwise, it's not been an issue at all. I think above a BMI of 35 they can be a bit more twitchy, but still it's your choice and they have a duty of care to you and have to support you regardless of where you choose to birth.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 21:57 PM   5
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Iíve just worked it out, Iím fit and healthy, but donít consider myself obese even if my numbers say otherwise.
Iím glad itís all going to plan for your hb! So exciting
I'm a size 14 normally and around 89kg. According to the height v weight charts, I'm morbidly obese. As far as the charts are concerned, at 5"5 I should be 48kg! Not happening! I am not a tiny, petite person and I never have been. I will not (if I choose to loose weight) push myself any lower than 65kg. Anything less than that and I would start looking really unhealthy. I would honestly ignore what the charts are telling you as they do not take bone density or family genetics into consideration.



 
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