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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 11:37 AM   11
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I think over 35 is the cut off x



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 12:01 PM   12
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Yes slimming world is great! I did join in January, and found the "diet" itself very good, but the consultant was RUBBISH. Not supportive at all.. just very robotic. I didn't see the point in paying £5 a week just to weigh in a room full of people so I quit after about 6 weeks. I am still trying to keep the diet in place though as you're right, it doesn't really scream diet at all. I was really surprised at the meal sizes and how good they tasted.

Definitely going to freeze ready for when baby is born. I have a lot of slow cooker low calorie meals that are also delicious so will batch cook during October ready for baby's arrival!
Yeah I thought the same! I just want the recipes, I really don't want to be attached to the scales through pregnancy. I just want to make sure its a balanced diet but try to ensure I add iron rich foods where possible.

I have all my fingers crossed for you that you're not consultant led, or if you are, they're nice this time!



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 12:19 PM   13
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Glong - eeek... fingers crossed i just miss it then...

Brighteyes - yeah same here. Just as healthy as i can be is good enough for me! It does help im craving fruit and veg (unlike my usual self who wants lots of chocolate and sweets )



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 13:10 PM   14
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I'm not sure but just wanted to say I was consultant led with my previous two babies and I didn't find them helpful. In fact I found them the opposite of helpful! They were really doom and gloom and they were completely wrong. I can't remember if I was consultant led because I was overweight or because of my mental health, I think it was my mental health, but they didn't do anything? It was pointless! With DS2 he was breech and they wanted to do an ECV. They were convinced he wouldn't turn but the day of my appointment he did. With DD they were convinced from a scan she wasn't growing properly so jabbed my bum with steroids and said I would be induced soon after, but on follow up scans they showed she was growing just fine. My midwife even commented she didn't know what they were on about because in her opinion all was fine. So I understand why you would want to be midwife led!

Tbh they had zero right to make you feel rubbish. That was really unprofessional and totally unprofessional to give you the 'you WILL have all the problems under the sun' speech. I had preeclampsia with my first but not until a few days before his due date. I didn't have any problems before that and I still went into labour naturally and didn't require any intervention. With DS2 I was overweight but didn't have any problems. I actually lost weight up until the third tri with him and DD. Not intentionally, I just went off most food until then. But I didn't have any complications with DS2 and had a natural labour without any intervention there too. With DD aside from their mistake with her growth, I didn't have problems. I was on the cusp of healthy BMI, but ironically despite having lost weight and being the smallest I had been in any pregnancy with her, I developed SPD which was horrible! It didn't cause any problems except to cause me a lot of pain. But, she was by far the easiest labour and birth I had, despite having a chest infection at the time I went into labour, and even the midwife commented on how pleasant the birth was (I was her first after coming back from leave). So don't take any notice of their negativity. Having a few extra pounds doesn't mean you will automatically have problems, lots of women aren't an ideal weight and don't have problems



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 22:28 PM   15
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You're always so helpful with your responces happycupcake! Sorry you had those experiences you'd think you would have better care being consultant led .. seems like thats very rarely the case!



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2018, 06:10 AM   16
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You would think so yes, but I have heard so many negative stories regarding consultant led care. They are usually really clinical and don't tend to explain things realistically. They give you worst case scenario but don't tell you that actually, everything could just as easily be perfectly fine



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2018, 05:31 AM   17
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I think consultants are so used to seeing the bad births and problems they donít really remember that most are born without any issues! I have had one experience with w consultant when my bump was measuring 6 weeks behind and she basically tried to put the fear of god in me saying my baby will be tiny and struggle to retain heat and feed etc! Also tried her best to get me to decide against a home birth. Very negative experience.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2018, 07:34 AM   18
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I think consultants are so used to seeing the bad births and problems they donít really remember that most are born without any issues! I have had one experience with w consultant when my bump was measuring 6 weeks behind and she basically tried to put the fear of god in me saying my baby will be tiny and struggle to retain heat and feed etc! Also tried her best to get me to decide against a home birth. Very negative experience.
That sounds familiar! This is pretty much what I heard from my consultant with DD. She wasn't growing, would have to be born early ... only to find they made a mistake with the scan and all other scans showed she was growing fine. She was a small baby, but had she stayed put until her due date like her brothers she probably would have been more like DS2's birthweight. She was fine though, there wasn't anything wrong with her, just petite and perfect. They do like to focus on the negative



 
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