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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 12:36 PM   1
BabyFry
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Pregnancy and BMI of 32


Hi ladies

I am hoping you may be able to ease my worries!

I went to my midwife appointment and she calculated my BMI as 35 meaning they want to do glucose tests and go on a pregnancy plus scheme as anyone with a BMI of over 35 needs special care - I personally can't think of anything more embarrassing.

Anyway I did calculations myself, i'm 5'8" and weigh 100kg exactly which came out as a BMI of 32. I also ride horses for a living and am a groom for 12 horses so I have a very physical job so although I am overweight, and not denying that, I am also very muscular and a lot fitter and healthier than most others of my weight and my blood pressure was completely normal.

My concern is that the midwifes and consultants are going to keep banging on about my weight at every appointment because im not a 35 im a 32 which puts me in a different catagory. My husband wants to come to all my appointments with me and im reluctant to let him incase they embarrass me? I've always been sensitive about my size - all my friends are 5'1" and size 8's! Has anyone else experienced this? Should I ask them to change my record as it is wrong? Its only highlighted it because of the BMI being 35 or over? Its making me dread my appointments and im hiding letters from my husband when I want to be happy about it and share the process with him.

Can anyone advise me on what to do please? Thank you x



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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 12:43 PM   2
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Speak to them about it hun, all the "extras" for having a higher BMI are completely dependant on where you live.

My BMI is 38 and I get the glucose test for diabetes as it runs in my family, apart from that the only extra I get is an appointment with the consultant about pain relief during labour and what it would me if I need to have an emergency c-section etc...

I'd get on to them and ask them to explain how they arrived at your BMI when you've got a completely different one yourself!

Hope you get it sorted hun



 
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 12:48 PM   3
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Thank you for replying Rees. I think I will speak to them, Im just not one to make a fuss and HATE being fussed over! We are what we are, healthy enough to concieve so just leave me be!

I will be MORTIFIED if they say something in front of my husband though! x



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