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my doctor said im overweight...WTF babycakes! 18 kids; Orem, Utah 1939 posts
11th Jun '13

my lo is 6 weeks old. i didnt gain more than a pound all together my enitre pregnancy. i ended up losing 20lbs, and was at 1lb heavier than my pre-pregnancy weight, but since having him, i have gained about 12lbs in 4 weeks,



my doctor today told me today that at 176lbs, i am extrmely overweight. i am 5'8. i dont feel like i am even remotely overweight.



considering i just had a baby, and just got the clear to work out, telling me i am overweight is just harsh!!

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
11th Jun '13

That does sound extreme. I would think that at that height the ideal is probably around 150-160 so youre not that far off the mark...esp considering you just had a baby for crying out loud!

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
11th Jun '13

You're about 10lbs over the "recommended" weight for your height.



But you just had a baby. I wouldn't stress over it. I was put into the over weight category at my 6w check up, I felt like crap. But I worked it off.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
11th Jun '13

Your doctor is crazy.



With today's BMI stats, the fittest looking people can be considered obese.

Shelby Chappell Due November 29 (girl); 1 child; Alberta 1575 posts
11th Jun '13

I have no idea how he figures you're overweight. I am pretty much the same height and size and I know I do have weight to lose and to tone up but in no way would I saw that can be considered extremely overweight.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15246 posts
status 11th Jun '13

You're barely overweight according to your BMI. I don't know why your doctor would say you're "extremely" overweight.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21411 posts
status 11th Jun '13

Wow, I would not use the word "extremely". I mean, I think a healthy weight for you would be 155-160ish, and you're barely over that...

babycakes! 18 kids; Orem, Utah 1939 posts
11th Jun '13

i got so pissed off about that! i wouldnt consider myself overweight at all really, he told me to cut my calories to 1200/day, and excercise 45minutes 3x a week.



what a f**king jackass!!

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29559 posts
11th Jun '13

WTF :shock: Your doctor is wrong and with THOSE numbers, completely out of line to say what he said.

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting babycakes!:" i got so pissed off about that! i wouldnt consider myself overweight at all really, he told me to cut my calories to 1200/day, and excercise 45minutes 3x a week. what a f**king jackass!!"

1200 calories sounds a bit extreme....are you breast feeding?

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29559 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting babycakes!:" i got so pissed off about that! i wouldnt consider myself overweight at all really, he told me to cut my calories to 1200/day, and excercise 45minutes 3x a week. what a f**king jackass!!"


If you're breastfeeding, absolutely not. And if you're not, you probably still would need more based on your height. (Like 1400-1500). He does sound like a jackass.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
11th Jun '13

mabe your dr is concerned about the recent major weight gain. 12lbs in 4wks is very unhealthy ppd :( That's 3lbs a week......I don't consider your weight for height bad but rapid weight gain can be very dangerous on your body.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29559 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting 6 blessings so far....:" mabe your dr is concerned about the recent major weight gain. 12lbs in 4wks is very unhealthy ppd :( ... [snip!] ... That's 3lbs a week......I don't consider your weight for height bad but rapid weight gain can be very dangerous on your body."


She could very well be retaining fluids. Her body went through the stress of childbirth, there is nothing set in stone about what is completely normal with weight and what isn't.



The same way some people gain 10 lbs a pregnancy and lose 25 before they leave the hospital when delivering. That's not exactly 'safe' on your body, either.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting tinana+2:" She could very well be retaining fluids. Her body went through the stress of childbirth, there is ... [snip!] ... 10 lbs a pregnancy and lose 25 before they leave the hospital when delivering. That's not exactly 'safe' on your body, either."


I never specified that OP gained 12lbs of fat....it could very well be fluid retention , which could be even more dangerous and indicative of a health issue that needs to be addressed promptly.
Women that only ''gain'' 10lbs during pregnancy but loose more at delivery is because their body traded their ''fat stores'' for maternal weight (baby, placenta, uterine growth,fluid retention & added blood volume) This is a process that occurs over several months and when the weight is ''lost'' at delivery ,it isn't the mothers actual weight that is lost , it is the baby and maternal ''waste'' that is lost at a rapid pace.
Just like if a pregnant woman were to gain 12lbs in 4 weeks.....all the added lbs wouldn't be attributed to the babys growth and if it isn't from over eating, then medical reasons for the rapid gain need to be researched (diabetes, edema, pre-e, etc)
I am not bashing anyone for there size or weight, just pointing out facts.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29559 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting 6 blessings so far....:" I never specified that OP gained 12lbs of fat....it could very well be fluid retention , which could ... [snip!] ... need to be researched (diabetes, edema, pre-e, etc) I am not bashing anyone for there size or weight, just pointing out facts. "


Like I said in my previous response, there is nothing set in stone about what is completely normal with weight and what isn't. It could even just be a difference in scales for all we know. At least a few pounds of it.