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Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting snglemama:" I'm sorry, which part of the FACTS that I posted are you calling bullshit on?"


Her opinion that it wasn't difficult for her nurse to take care of her and she is obese by BMI standards... Whatever that means. :roll:

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" I'm actually not in Georgia. I have my location random because I had a nasty divorce and my ex husband was e-stalking me... stuff I posted on BG ended up in an affidavit lol. I live in MN"</blockquote>




That's crazy!

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" Her opinion that it wasn't difficult for her nurse to take care of her and she is obese by BMI standards... Whatever that means. :roll:"


nurses are (the good ones anyway) good about not commenting on obesity, or how difficulty someone may be to care for.



It's also nearly impossible to consistently trace an infant heart rate on an obese person... assisting them in holding legs up is hell.. especially with an epidural.



but.. we do it.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" just in case what? this is my point! just in case.... she actually needs someone who knows what they're ... [snip!] ... knows what they're doing to resuscitate her and her baby? I'd rather prevent a blue baby if possible.. than resuscitate one."</blockquote>




In case of hemorrhage or heart decels, etc. Which I agree with her in that. I see no harm in monitoring after birth. I don't know why one would refuse that...

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Pretender:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" ... [snip!] ... many normal weight vs overweight/obese people have you had to care for? Boost? Put on a bed pan? Put a line in? Get labs from?"</blockquote>




I am obese and most women I know are. We don't feel it? Right. And my nurse/CNM has never had trouble finding anything.
I hate that obese people are lumped together.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):</b>" Her opinion that it wasn't difficult for her nurse to take care of her and she is obese by BMI standards... Whatever that means. :roll:"</blockquote>




It wasn't. :/
And really, the nurse didn't have to do too much. I did it myself.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):</b>" Her opinion that it wasn't ... [snip!] ... that means. :roll:"</blockquote> It wasn't. :/ And really, the nurse didn't have to do too much. I did it myself."


My point was that you probably aren't as obese as she's talking about.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):</b>" My point was that you probably aren't as obese as she's talking about."</blockquote>




I'm sure there are some women who are like that, but I don't believe that its their weight alone that causes complications during pregnancy and labor. I think it's more to do with diet and activity.
The putting everyone who is obese in a box is ridiculous.
I'm 5'4 and 225 btw.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
23rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:</b>" yes women differ in size in other countries, but we all have the same reproductive organs. And I don't ... [snip!] ... natural births! I think the fear mongering and medicalization of birth in this country is what stands in the way of it."</blockquote>




Obesity causes a LOT of complications during childbirth... That includes the sheer weight crushing the birth canal.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
23rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" nurses are (the good ones anyway) good about not commenting on obesity, or how difficulty someone ... [snip!] ... heart rate on an obese person... assisting them in holding legs up is hell.. especially with an epidural. but.. we do it."</blockquote>




My mum is a diagnostic ultrasonographer and she says that it is almost impossible to get any clear image or trace on a woman over about 30kg overweight. The vast majority of missed severe defects are in obese women, because ultrasound doesnt travel through fat well at all.