I was 16-18 at start of pregnancy. Apart from being read some unpleasant risks at booking appointment and a glucose tolerance test this week there's been no complications related to weight. Plenty of plus size Mums and babies out there doing just fine.
I'd tell your midwife at the outset that you have health anxiety maybe she won't go on about the risks too much. Mine went on about how she's always been slim!!
It's just things like being at increased risk of gestational diabetes and needing an epidural. But it seems a bit pointless reading it out to you when you're already pregnant. Plus it's just increased risk not guaranteed.
I'm a size 24 and 28+3 - all is going fine so far. I have GTT on thurs and first growth scan to check the baby is growing ok. Just need to remember the risks are increased not guaranteed. Risks are applicable to everyone in pregnancy.
Hello, I'm a size 20 and has a ds 9.5 months ago and am currently 22 weeks pregnant. No gestational diabetes last time, gd check in 6 weeks for this one. Low blood pressure throughout both pregnancies - all bloods normal. My labour with ds was 6.5 hours long, only gas and air and no stitches. Weight does make some people higher risk but it's more about overall health, your physicality and mental approach. Talk to your midwife before she goes into details about possible risks. She does need to ask some questions but maybe doesn't need to give you massive insight/details. Good Luck - just concentrate on have that lovely baby in your arms!
Hello! Size 18-22 here With my first pregnancy I had no complications but did need to take an aspirin a day from 16W up until I gave birth to thin my blood due to my weight. Got extra scans so could see DD every 4 weeks! Now in my second pregnancy and actually slightly bigger than what I was with DD, haven't had my booking appointment yet but will most likely have to go through the aspirin situation again.