I am 24, this is my second (i have a 2 and a half year old), I am 5 ft 5 and currently weight 18 stone6. Started off my pregnanct at 18 stone 8 so doing well lol. my BMI is 44.
I didnt give my midwife a chance to mention my weight... i got in there first! She didnt really mention it much because i said i knew i had to watch what i eat and try not put any weight on but keep it steady.
I have a lot of fears about this pregnancy (more the birth) because my first was a complete mess up!
LadyMuch dont worry about the u/s... they may not be able to get as good a pic but trust me.. they will see baby they may just have to press down a bit harder.. they say baby perfect on my sister and she is also a big lady (uk size 28/30 and close to the 20 stone mark).
wishing all you girls so much luck through your pregnancy xxx
Hi Sethsmummy i am also 18 stones somethin with a bmi of 44, i am really not looking forward to going to the hospital for my book in scan, when i had my daughter 2 years ago they were on my case right away about my weight and it really got me down. this time around i weigh 2 stones more than that and i am 35 in september. I am not looking forward to seeing the midwife at all
I cant say I had my weight mentioned last time.. i started at 14stone 14lb so I wasn't so big. I am sure the consultant will nag me throughout but i dont go see them until i am 16 weeks. I have my first scan on the 4th Aug and i cant wait.. I know even though I am big the hospital is used to bigger women these days and hopefully they wont judge. As for the midwife.. .i got in there first about my weight before she could even mention it lol x
Can I join too this is my 3rd and I'm 35 on Saturday. When I had my 1st I weighed 16s7lb then when I was pregnant with my second I was 18s7lb BMI of 43 and the difference in how I was treated was horrible. My weight got upto 20s10lb in January last year and I've managed to lose 4stone and I'm now 16s11lb I really want to get down to 16s4lb before going to the midwife as if you BMI is over 40 here the hospital treat you sooo differently x
I've just found out I'm pregnant today!!! So I'll prematurely join in
I've been trying for a while now so I knew that losing weight was the next thing I could do for fertility. But I was so upset to have to quit smoking (which I have for a year or two) I really didn't want to have to restrict my food till I was pregnant!!
Now the healthy eating will start with earnest - the main thing for me to do is to pick up my exercise too, walking the dog etc.
I don't mind (yet) what the doctors etc will say about my weight - I've found that if I'm happy to acknowledge that it's an issue before they feel they need to tell me! I did watch a scary documentary on Obese and Pregnant once!
guess i'll join this thread
not sure about my weight tho with my average pre-pregnancy clothing size being 18-20 i guess im in the right place...i am pretty active but the long long hours of sitting on my bum doing uni and college work over the past few years really killed my figure
the midwife never mentioned my weight at all tho did say they will check my bmi etc at the 12 week scan appointment among all the other stuff..so guess i'll see what happens then..
i am already panicking about maternity bras etc .after looking in all shops last weekend i couldn't see anything even near my size....im only 8 weeks pregnant and have already gone up a size...what do you do/buy? ..right now im stuck with wearing a sports bra as underwired ones are starting to be quite painful.. ..pre-pregnancy i was a 40 f so it was already quite difficult finding bras even then
I'm 24, my BMI is 40 this time around. I was about 13 stone at 9 weeks with my DD when the MW weighed me. I put on 3 stone in that pregnancy. I got weighed in my pre-op for my C-section and I was about 16 stone the day before I had her.
I now weight about a stone more than I did the day before I had her. My mom threw our scales out before I got home so I never did know what I got down to. I was terrified of getting weighed this time and said to the MW I weigh more now what when I was pregnant just to save a little embarrassment!! I get depressed everytime I see myself so I can't wait to have a bump again. I was so comfortable with my baby bump. The closest to beautiful I've ever felt in my life!
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