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February 9th, 2012, 08:01 AM
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Well I go in for my first appointment today. I'm high risk because i'm considered obese. I wasn't planning this pregnancy. I'd actually lost about 20lbs before I found out I was pg. And due to being sick and no appetite i've actually lost a few more since. I'm 6wk5days today and I'm really worried about what my doctor is going to say. I'm really excited about this pregnancy but i'm also really worried about it as well. I just pray my weight doesn't hurt my baby. I've worked really hard at eating healthier and exercising and I plan to continue that throughout the pregnancy.

Any other obese and pregnant women out there that might can give me some support or help ease some worry I have?
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February 14th, 2012, 09:05 AM
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Just saw this post--how did your appointment go? We had some obese women in my DDC for Maggie and all their babies are healthy and strong now, so hopefully your pregnancy will go smoothly and you'll have a healthy baby in 8 months!
~Beth in Seattle

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February 18th, 2012, 12:13 PM
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Hey, I don't usually hang out in here, but I saw your post, so I wanted to come reply and re-assure you that being overweight does not mean you will necessarily have issues with your pregnancy. I was WAY overweight when I got pregant (5'7" and 285 lbs), and was pregnant with twins and had almost zero issues throughout my pregnancy. My OB was great and actually didn't freak out that I wasn't gaining weight during the pregnancy, because the babies we doing well. I didn't gain any weight at all until over halfway through, but obviously the babies were gaining and I was losing.
I had really no issues at all until 36 weeks when I started spilling proteins and I ended up being induced at 36w5d, and had two healthy babies with no NICU time. I wish you a happy healthy 9 months!!
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February 19th, 2012, 06:22 AM
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I'm way overweight as well (5'4" and 230) and this is the heaviest I've ever started a pregnancy at. I'm worried about being uncomfortable, but I'm trying to eat better and keep up with walking and swimming.

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February 19th, 2012, 09:26 AM
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I hope that you get a supportive doctor. I'm considered obese (5' 8" & 235) but my doctor was very cool. She said that she wouldn't worry about my weight unless I started gaining like 40 or more lbs. I think because she didn't freak out neither did I.

I lost weight during the first trimester. I didn't have serious morning sickness, I just didn't feel like overeating and apparently my body knew what it was doing. I'm now 23 weeks pregnant and just hit 230.5 lbs....still not even back to my pre-pregnancy weight.

My best advice is to enjoy being pregnant and eat what your craving, but don't fall for the "eating for two" idea. I make a point of getting protein in every meal if possible because it helps my little girl to grow strong and it will help you naturally maintain your weight.

Good Luck and have a wonderful pregnancy!

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