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Old Aug 7th, 2013, 10:45 AM   11
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Thank you celesse and maisie 78 it's lovely to know both your stories and gives me a lot of comfort.
I was also wondering if anyone had any issues with doctors or midwives due to weight?
My close friend experienced a lot of rudeness and was often reduced to tears because of it x



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Old Aug 7th, 2013, 11:10 AM   12
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Personally no. In fact at my booking my midwife commented how unfair the BMI scale is in calling me "over weight".

I think a lot of it comes down to insensitive health professionals. There are raised risks from being overweight and the bigger you are the greater those risks are. But they are a risk not a certainty and risks can be off set by other positive factors. There are ways to talk to women about weight issues without being rude, but it seems a lot of professionals haven't yet worked it out.

I know from spending a lot of time chatting to home-birthers that women can get a lot of hostility when planning their births especially if their BMI is over 35.



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Old Aug 7th, 2013, 13:38 PM   13
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Im quite over weight... by a lot..

ive been trying to conceive since December.. and still no bfp.. but i`ve lost 20lbs since May.. so im doing something about upping my chances..

would love to hear some positive stories.. Im loosing hope.



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2013, 14:07 PM   14
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Mrs lemon: wow good for you! Keep going because your doing amazing. Wishing you all the best for this cycle (saw your about to ovulate) xx

Celesse: I agree that they need to "up" their people skills when it comes to weight issues.
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Old Aug 7th, 2013, 14:14 PM   15
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Thank you Thats if i ovulate tho.. as ince gaining weight ive not been exactly regular..

I have a doctors appointment.. its a registration medical type thing.. so im going to mention that i don't always ovulate just in-case they offer any help ... Im also going to take my slimming world book to show my weight loss.. so the doctor cant dismiss me with a simple... just loose weight...



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2013, 14:34 PM   16
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That's a good idea! Fingers crossed they can offer you something, I have endured the whole " lose weight " shrugging you off.
I have lost weight many times but can't seem to maintain it for more than 6 months. Considering going to slimming world but thinking would it be worth it when I'm trying to conceive. So made a deal with myself, if I don't fall pregnant by November will join up! X



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Old Aug 7th, 2013, 16:52 PM   17
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I'm overweight (actually classed as obese on the bmi scale) but weigh less than before I was pregnant with my dd and I had no problems relating to my weight during my pregnancy with her (I had SPD but that isn't weight related) Passed the GTT test with flying colours, my blood pressure was always fine and I didn't gain any weight other than the baby, placenta etc. DD was a large baby (9lbs 4oz) but then so was I (11lbs 4oz!) and my sister (9lbs 4oz same as DD) and my mum was very slim before she got pregnant with us so I reckon that's a family thing not related to the mother's weight. I'm hoping to lose some more weight before we fall pregnant again but i'm not delaying ttc for it.



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2013, 17:30 PM   18
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I just hated the idea of it getting to December and me not being turned away and simply told just loose some weight.. so this way i can say ...already on that..

did any of you see the uk programme one born every minuet plus sized mums... i watched it and it petrified me :S



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2013, 00:00 AM   19
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Hi there, I've been trying to conceive for awhile now with no luck. I am definitely overweight. My BMI was calculated to be 34 at the doctors recently. I just started my first round of clomid today since I have irregular cycles and anovulatory cycles. I know my weight is the main issue with my cycles. I lost 70 pounds for my wedding 2 years ago and everything worked like clockwork then. I have started watching what I eat and going on hour long bike rides with DH in hopes to lose weight again.

Good luck to everyone and I hope we all see a soon!



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2013, 03:55 AM   20
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Morning ladies!
Welcome buttercup and thank you for sharing your story a lot of the girls are looking for positive stories/information.
Mrs lemon: yeah I watched it, it did paint a slightly bad picture and scared me too.
Ndtaber: welcome, wishing you all the best with Clomid!! I have got comfy now I'm married and piled on the pounds lol. Decided to watch what I'm eating from today but not be too strict as the stress from ttc is big enough! Unfortunately because I have a disability I cannot exercise as much as I would like but do what I can . Keep up your fabulous work with dh and keep us updated x



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