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Rachey1969 Tue 10-May-05 15:08:26

With my first three I started off a normal weight, put a shedload on and managed to lose it afterwards before I had the next one. After 3 kids I was under 10 stone but I'm not laughing now! This time not only am I 7 years older, I'm considerably overweight and at 6 wks feel like a heifer already. I meant to try and lose some before conceiving but it didn't happen. I am going to try to force myself to swim when I can. Does anyone else have experience of starting off pregnancy quite big? Did you get gestational diabetes?

pinksofa Wed 11-May-05 09:50:46

hi rachey i was a stone heavier with ds1 at the start and was determined to put a max of 2 stone on managed it by not eating any empty calories and concentrating on maximising nutrition for the calories eaten ifwim, it was not easy this time i am still about 2 stone overweight so going to do the same
did not get gest diabetes last time, try to eat a gi diet there is a thread somewhere fro puffthemagicdragon re weight and pregnancy in archives she has also started a gi diet thread may be worth talkin to her lol

Rachey1969 Wed 11-May-05 09:54:09

Thanks pinksofa, will look for it!

bubbaloo Wed 11-May-05 10:14:10

hi rachey,
i was very overweight before i got pg(about 6 stone!!)and had awful problems getting pg in the first place as i also have pcos but got there in the now 36 wks pg and have had a perfect pregnancy(if there is one!!)with absolutely no problems,not even any sickness.i was also tested for diabetes(due to my weight)which i havent got and have never had anything other than normal blood pressure too.
i really wouldnt worry too much about your weight while your pg-ive put on just under 2 stone during this pregnancy and i'll hopefully tackle it after the baby is born
good luck.xx

Rachey1969 Wed 11-May-05 10:24:05

Thanks Bubbloo, that is reassuring, I'm heavier now than I was at the end of my previous pregnancies although my blood pressure has been ok pre-pregnancy (haven't had it taken yet). I've got a trapped nerve in my ankle which has exacerbated things and stopped me exercising - although the weight of course has made it worse - vicious cycle! I really want to go swimming but am a bit embarrassed about stripping off, my boobs are huge! Hope all goes well for you, nothing like pushing a pram uphill to get the weight off!

pinksofa Wed 11-May-05 13:57:54

if you put on around 2 stone if you are like me it was all babe plus pregnancy weight so within 2 weeks all fluid had gone and was back to pre pg weight (not because lost weight) just because this was weight of babe, extra blood, fluid etc.

eidsvold Wed 11-May-05 14:27:55

yup - both times and yet blood pressure was best it had ever been and never had gestational diabetes. ( despite being tested for it both times) I had lost about 2 stone between dd1 and dd2 but still very overweight. Had no trouble falling pregnant and had very healthy pregnancies(well - forgot horrid morning sickness but it went away).

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