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My Dr told me yesterday that since I am "overweight" that when I give birth to my baby I may have a stillborn...this hurts to hear!!!
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Wow Im overweight too like two hundred lbs and I'm only 5'2 I'm on my second pregnancy and have never been told that. My daughter first born is now three...this is a little shocking to read but I'm sure u will be fine.
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They say that because it could happen. It doesn't mean it's going to.they just have to tell you so your aware that something could go wrong I am too over weight I'm currently prego 6 months and I'm in doc office once a month for ultrasound & check up. So don't worry just be aware.
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I'm sorry you had to hear that. I'm a big girl. And this pregnacy and the last I have diabetes.  I know the risks (I'm doing all I'm can do to keep it under control)
But I'm very never had a doctor say that to me. Trust me, my first gyno was as dry as a cracker and horrible with bedside manner. and I'm very had to hear "because she has extra fat you have to sew this way" during my c section.
I just think that was in poor taste. You don't need to stress and have that looming over your head.  
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People are rude! Luckily, my obgyn is also a little bit overweight so she is sensitive to these issues. I have already gained about 24 lbs and I have been beating myself up over it. But what am I going to do? None of us are going to be loosing until after these babies come out ! So we might as well give ourselves just as much love as we would our children. We can worry about the rest later!
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There's always that risk and doctors have to inform you, though it sounds like they could have handled it better. But tons of "overweight" women get pregnant and have perfectly healthy babies all the time just like there are women who are an "ideal weight" who can still end up with a still born. Don't let it get to you hun
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I am over weight and have not been told that. I also am watching everything I eat. But you shouldn't worry. I have had 2 healthy babies and this is my 3rd. :) Wish you the best. :) I am also 23 weeks.
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I'm over weight and never been told that! I'd be shocked if they told me that. Having a still born can happen any time and to anyone. This is my 3rd baby I'm having. I've not had any complications because I'm "fat"
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Thank you ladies!!! Ya they want me to go back when I am 32 wks? I believe to start the diabetes test that is mandatory. So 2x a week I will be at the Dr. Doing the test on Monday and then an ultrasound on Thursday. I am very nervous and scared. But then I'm not, I just don't want to stress and have my baby boy stress also. Its hard it really is, I mean I live in Arizona its sssooooo hot so I drink plenty of water and eat. But at times I get full so quickly.
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The fact that he told you that is pure stupidity. As a medical professional I can assure you were are not trained to be so heartless. First of all these risks should have been laid out to you at your first appt. And it should have been made clear that it could be an issue but doesn't mean at all that it will be an issue. Second, in response to your reply. Drinking water is of course essentially important. As far as eating alot of women experience this issue including myself. Weight has nothing to do with it. Keep taking those prenatals, and try adding fruit and vegetable juices to what your already drinking. They contain a ton of vitamins and calories that you do still need to intake with out the heaviness of an actual meal.fruit such as watermelon and peaches, are splendid in the summer and help keep you hydrated. And please despite what anyone else may suggest. Now is not the time to diet. Eat sensably yes, diet no. And again I apologize for your rude practioners behavior. If he continues to act so rudely maybe you might benefit from changing to a new one.
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I am over weight as well and never have been told that.
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