Never saw the show, but I was obese by the time I had my second child. Back in 1985 I was 220 pounds when I conceived, but only gained 6 pounds, and was 226 by the time I was ready to deliver. No magic diet, I had issues with moderate morning sickness, and with some food smells triggering nausea the first half of the pregnancy. We also moved out of the States, to Costa Rica, where unfamiliar food smells were a continuing issue, and unavailability of American style junk food probably helped. My son was 9.5 lbs at birth, so I walked out of the hospital with a net weight loss. He was healthy, but was delivered by c-section due to factors which may have included my weight, but also the Doctor's social plans for the following weekend.
I was obese during my last two pregnancies, and it sucked. Loads of extra stress and VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. Thank the good Lord everything worked out fine, but I would absolutely advise to lose as much weight as possible before getting preggers!
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3,510 10/31/13 7:53 A
The woman on the Biggest Loser had gestational diabetes, surely. Gestational diabetes causes an excess of glucose in the mom's bloodstream that the baby uses but then converts the extra into fat. Untreated, it results in large, fat babies who then have a predisposition to obesity, diabetes mellitus and other problems.
I also saw that on biggest loser. I thought it was interesting. I could never imagine gaining that much with a pregnancy. That is so scary.
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One of the contestants on the Biggst Loser last night said she gained 120 pounds with her last pregnancy and her baby girl came out close to 12 pounds. She said the doctors told her it was her fault that she had such a fat baby ( they showed picture of baby) and now the baby can have all sorts of childhood problems like diabetes. I never knew that the weight of the woman had anything to do with the weight of the baby. All I ever thought and knew was that not eating healthy during pregnancy can cause problems.
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I got pregnant when I was barely out of the obese BMI. So far my pregnancy has been uncomplicated. It's not exactly fun or easy but I'm really healthy. I'm trying not to obsess about my weight gain. I eat healthy and indulge mindfully and keep up with my 6 day per week exercise routine.
Thanks for your opinions. Yeah I understand everyone is different. I just thought it was interesting to see and get the opinions of those who have maybe experienced it.
I know at my current weight my Dr. said I would be a high risk pregnancy and that is not what I would like.
And yes I completely agree, being able to live long and set a good example for my kids (when I have them) is the most important thing. I cannot wait till I am a mom and I can teach my kids to live a healthy life like I am learning to live myself.
and to SHERYLDS I am slowly learning how to get my veggies in, even if I have to slightly hide them they are there. Slowly but surely it is happening :)
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I haven't seen the show, but I've been through it. Not every pregnancy is the same. I had two pregnancies at the same obese weight and they were very different. My first was great. No problems until 37 weeks. At 37 I started to have a rapid heart beat for no reason. After tons of tests, it was concluded that it was rapid but not irregular, causing no threats to me or the baby. He made it to 42 weeks before he was born. Great pregnancy. I didn't have issues walking, back pain, or any other heart issues. I did have the usual heartburn and sciatica, but that's just pregnancy no matter you're weight.
My second pregnancy was much tougher. The rapid heart rate started at 10 weeks, limiting what I could do. It was still not a threat, but it did keep me mostly off my feet. Beyond that, no big issues.
Shows like the one you mentioned are going to take some of the worst cases they can find to make the show "sensational" and get ratings. Not every obese pregnancy is anywhere close to that bad.
I have not seen the show, but I was slightly obese when pregnant with my last child. To tell you the truth he was my very easiest pregnancy and delivery. But I think more then anything I just got lucky.
One of my best friends is obese and pregnant and I can see the struggles she goes through every day. She has hypertension and gestational diabetes. She is so tired all the time and cleaning her house and dealing with her 3 year old is so draining. Being pregnant really requires so much of you so I can understand your concern. Its really a good idea to be in a healthy mind frame before having a child not for the health concerns but that way you will be a better example. As much as we think children listen the truth is 90% of who they are comes from our actions and not our words. If you live a healthy lifestyle your child is so much more likely to grow up and lead on as well. Which I think is what all of us what for our children.
Pregnancy is such a short span in the life of motherhood, and honestly the least rewarding (IMO) but living healthy for a child who is going to mimic your everyday choices is really the most important thing I think.
So scrolling through channels I came across this show called obese and pregnant, pretty much overweight women who get pregnant. It shows all there struggles throughout the pregnancy.
I think this show really hits close for me. Because one of my number one goals is to have a baby and that is why I would like to lose weight. This gives me a lot of motivation to keep going cause I would not want to go through the problems these girls are having...
Is there anyone else who has seen this show? What are your thoughts? Even if you haven't seen the show, what is your opinion?
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