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LeiLana80 2 kids; Ohio 243 posts
18th May '13
Quoting ~Lady C~:" this post made me feel a lot better! im very overweight and have a lot of worries but my main one is ... [snip!] ... that overweight people tend to have more issues than average weight people. has any of you plus size mothers had a c-section?"

Just because you're overweight doesn't mean you will definitely have more problems during your pregnancy/delivery. For example:
My first pregnancy: I was 265lbs, had severe hyperemesis gravidarum from week 9 to 16, along with a subchorionic hemorrhage from week 6-10. I lost 35 pounds (got down to at least 230!), and then I developed gestational diabeties, and pre-e. I had to be induced a week early, but because my cervix had to be forcably softened, my labor was 28 hours long (2.5 hours of pushing :shock:), and I almost had to have an emergency c-section because she got stuck and both of our heart rates and blood pressures dropped. But I finally pushed her out!
My pregnancy with her suuuuuuuuucked.
Now, here I am pregnant with #2. I am 3 years older. I started out at 290lbs, dropped down to 270 in the first trimester and have maintained that weight. So I'm still 40 pounds heavier than last time. And I have had ZERO complications. No GD, no high BP or Pre-e, nothing.
Every pregnancy is different! I wouldn't be worried about getting a c-section, until you get to the very end and your doctor says otherwise (there should definitely be a medical reason).

Ivy Webb Due October 21; Japan 2 posts
19th May '13

i am plus size n it sticks cause i dont have clothes that i can wear n i dont have friends that r my size or i cant find any n i have very little money to go buy clothes for me so i have to get people to give them to me

Sarah Ablett Due June 26; 17 kids; Dereham, United Kingdom 2 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Sarah Ablett:" hey hey hey, i didnt realise any1 out there understood how i felt. i have a 2 1/2 yr old boy and am 31 ... [snip!] ... fat i carry makes it hard for midwife to get clear heart beats or clear ultrasounds n my partner struggles to feel her kick"

hey just fort i wud give u all an update, my last midwife appointment wasnt very good, i have to have another scan at 36 weeks as they found a heartbeat but couldnt feel her. im now nearly 35 weeks pregnant and he pain in my pelvis has now become spd!!!!!! and i cant actually walk....my second pegnancy sucks, if this is how pregnancy is gonna b evertime i think i will b stopping after olivia!!!!

~Lady C~ Due December 5; Pennsylvania 230 posts
21st May '13
Quoting LeiLana80:" Just because you're overweight doesn't mean you will definitely have more problems during your pregnancy/delivery. ... [snip!] ... a c-section, until you get to the very end and your doctor says otherwise (there should definitely be a medical reason)."


i am definitely glad to see that things are going much better for you this time around! sounds like we are similar in weight i had been... as much as i really hate to admit this... around 330lbs .... dropped down to about 265 but now i am at 273ish and the really sucky part is i am only about 5ft tall.. things have been pretty rough and its early in but health wise ive always been in good health despite my weight i can just definitely feel my heart working harder now that im pregnant.

LeiLana80 2 kids; Ohio 243 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting ~Lady C~:" i am definitely glad to see that things are going much better for you this time around! sounds like ... [snip!] ... wise ive always been in good health despite my weight i can just definitely feel my heart working harder now that im pregnant. "

Yeah, it is harder on your heart (body!) while you're pregnant. Just drink crazy amounts of water if you can stand it, and stay away from caffeine. And the laying on your left side thing really does work wonders! lol

LizzieHoneybee 1 child; New Iberia, Louisiana 245 posts
22nd May '13

hello ladies (:
finally a plus size forum I like !
im plus size with a 3 1/2 year old and ttc.



did any of you mamas have a hard time ttc cause your weight
im 5'3" and im about 220

jelly bean 17 Due November 7; Japan 1 posts
22nd May '13

hi LADYS :) well im plus size here and proud of it im only weigh 212 I use to be 229 right when I found out I was expecting.. but since then ive lost all that weight iam 15 weeks prego with my first baby... and I am not gaining much wait yet.. and my co workers keep telling me you need to eat more you keep losing weight..my doctor said don't gain wait till end of your 2nd tri beg of your 3rd.. so im like so confused.. I have a gut where the baby is now so my stomach does not look prego at all.. but at the same time im like will I get a belly or will the baby just stay in the midsection on me...

debtay79 Due December 6; Siloam Springs, Arkansas 1 posts
26th May '13

Hi :-) I'm new here. I am also plus size
and pregnant. I am 10 weeks and weigh
312 lbs already.
I am glad I'm not the only momma to be
that is pregnant. I'm due Dec 20.

~Lady C~ Due December 5; Pennsylvania 230 posts
30th May '13
Quoting LeiLana80:" Yeah, it is harder on your heart (body!) while you're pregnant. Just drink crazy amounts of water if ... [snip!] ... of water if you can stand it, and stay away from caffeine. And the laying on your left side thing really does work wonders! lol"


totally! although i have been drinking caffeine i know its terrible but if i dont drink at least one can of soda/one glass of soda something with caffeine i can not make a BM to save my life! not sure why that is though? been trying to drink more water its going down a lot better now that its hot out!

LeiLana80 2 kids; Ohio 243 posts
31st May '13
Quoting ~Lady C~:" totally! although i have been drinking caffeine i know its terrible but if i dont drink at least one ... [snip!] ... to save my life! not sure why that is though? been trying to drink more water its going down a lot better now that its hot out!"

Hahahahaha that's funny!!!
Coffee (and cigarettes years ago) used to do that to me instantly :wink:

my destiny Due February 1; 1 child; Albuquerque, New Mexico 1 posts
9th Jun '13

Hello My name is Elaina I also am plus size, this is my 4th pregnancy but only count three because my first pregnancy was due to incest, my 2nd pregnancy my daughter was born stillborn, so my 3rd pregnancy was considered high risk because of the previous one, I have been 220lbs for the longest time with my 3rd pregnancy I gained 20lbs my daughter is now 4 i had hoped to lose at least 75lbs but im still the same weight, I just found out I am 6 weeks pregnant, I have so many things I am worried about because of the stillbirth, my weight and age. I am very happy to be pregnant and I know god picks the special ones to carry his babies:D

~Lady C~ Due December 5; Pennsylvania 230 posts
9th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LeiLana80:</b>" Hahahahaha that's funny!!! Coffee (and cigarettes years ago) used to do that to me instantly :wink:"</blockquote>




Mmhmm! Coffee works faster than soda so if I'm having issues have coffee and bam! Haha



Ok so... I had gained 5lbs as of my 11 week appointment but now at 14weeks I've lost all the weight again. It's a little confusing! Although I'm glad I've lost it again since they said they only wanted me to gain 10 the whole pregnancy lol so still have 10 to go hopefully it'll slowly go! Lol



Also congrats on the baby!

LeiLana80 2 kids; Ohio 243 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting ~Lady C~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LeiLana80:</b>" Hahahahaha that's funny!!! Coffee (and cigarettes ... [snip!] ... wanted me to gain 10 the whole pregnancy lol so still have 10 to go hopefully it'll slowly go! Lol Also congrats on the baby!"

It was funny... my last appointment (a week ago) my nurse was joking with me that I had FINALLY gained ONE WHOLE POUND lol. I had lost 19 or 20 right off the bat and then just maintained. I think I've gained maybe 1 or 2 since then, but I'm at the end, so...
Now here I am, 40 weeks today, and no baby yet. I go tomorrow for him to look and see how things are, and then if this kid isn't here by 41 weeks, then he wants to induce. YUCK.

~Lady C~ Due December 5; Pennsylvania 230 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LeiLana80:</b>" It was funny... my last appointment (a week ago) my nurse was joking with me that I had FINALLY gained ... [snip!] ... go tomorrow for him to look and see how things are, and then if this kid isn't here by 41 weeks, then he wants to induce. YUCK."</blockquote>




I sure hope that's how I am and only gain a couple pounds. There's supposedly ways you can get labor to kick in. Not sure on the methods but I've heard people mentioning different things. Speaking of seeing how things are going... I've been thinking of switching obs due to the fact they seem negligent :( I'm not quite sure what to do. They wouldn't do my nt scan or anything. 14w4d and not a single us or anything. Just blood and pee in a cup once. No talking nothing

LeiLana80 2 kids; Ohio 243 posts
10th Jun '13
Quoting ~Lady C~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LeiLana80:</b>" It was funny... my last appointment (a week ... [snip!] ... wouldn't do my nt scan or anything. 14w4d and not a single us or anything. Just blood and pee in a cup once. No talking nothing"

Hmm. Did you tell them you wanted one?
Just for point of view... my OB does an ultrasound somewhere around 8 weeks to help date the baby. I do not think that every OB does that, however. I pee in a cup every appointment, which is tested for protein and sugar. There was the blood test, too, scheduled from the first appointment (which for me was around 8 weeks).
My OB is very thorough, though, and from what I hear, not all OB's do that type of thing. However, I would think that they should be testing your pee at every appointment- that's important and pretty simple, ya know?
If you're gonna switch, do it sooner than later- I hear some OB's don't like taking on pregnancies half way through sometimes...