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Is this right?!

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coneywonder Wed 24-Jun-15 16:17:50

Hi ladies,

I am using this site more and more now I'm getting closer but something isn't sitting right after my 38 week appointment.

Just a quick background, when I got pregnant my bmi was 35, at my 36 week appointment it was 38 and the midwife I saw (not my normal one and she was much more helpful) said that I would be able to go ahead with my water birth as this would be the last time they would weigh me and that I should be proud of myself for not putting that much weight on.

Fast forward to today and my normal midwife asked to weigh me again, I told her what the previous midwife had said about me not being weighed again and she said "no that's not right we need to weight you up until your due date" I stepped on the scales and I have lost 7 pound!!! In 2 weeks! Same surgery, same room, same set of scales. So although I'm chuffed my bmi hasn't gone up any I'm baffled how I have lost that much weight, has this happened to anyone else?

Also she said my blood pressure was on the high side but she only checked it once, it was 138/88 and she then just said "actually it's not that bad"

Should I be worried about anything here or am I being a hormonal paranoid preggo?

Roseybee10 Wed 24-Jun-15 18:17:10

I've heard of people losing weight near the end as the level of amniotic fluid decreases and stuff. I think I lost 1-2lbs the week before I gave birth. X

ShootTheMoon Wed 24-Jun-15 18:27:05

If your healthcare providers aren't worried, I don't think you need to worry. Weight can fluctuate a lot during the day, especially if weighed at different times in clothes. I wouldn't read too much into it.

As for your BP, it's considered mildly high over 140/90 in pregnancy and if it's over 150/100 then you are usually admitted for monitoring. If it stays high, you may need treatment. Your reading is on the high end of normal but didn't require a second reading. If you are worried, your nurse can check it again in a day or two. Read up on signs of pre-eclampsia and get straight to the MW/hospital if you have any signs at all. But most likely it was just a high ish reading and would have come down after a sit/lie down and a wee.

Good luck smile

coneywonder Wed 24-Jun-15 18:36:18

Thanks ladies I feel much better now.

My friend just told me she lost a lot at the end too

HelenF350 Wed 24-Jun-15 18:43:07

I put on 16lbs in the second trimester, then between 28 and 30 weeks I lost 8lbs for no reason, was eating the same. Strange things happen when you are pregnant grin

sianihedgehog Thu 25-Jun-15 09:01:51

I gained over a stone in the first trimester and have gained nothing since, I'm now 34 weeks. At 32 weeks I lost about 2 kilos. It may not sound much, but I only weighed 53 kilos pre pregnancy. Given that all the way through I've just eaten exactly what I want, I think the guidelines about how you should gain weight are basically bunk, and as long as you feel okay I wouldn't worry.

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