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Old 05-17-2009, 11:34 PM   #26
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First off congratulations – kids are great.

Next let me share something we discovered totally my accident. My wife got pregnant last January at about 380 pounds. Her OB/GYN in Camarillo (one of those Southern California towns where any woman who weighs more than 110 pounds is considered obese) was very concerned about how her weight would affect her pregnancy and delivery. Her pregnancy went very smoothly. She decided to eat as healthily as possible and actually lost weight. However, her doctor was still dreading the delivery.

As chance would have it she went into labor in Fresno (a working class city in California’s central valley). She checked into the nearest hospital – Fresno Community Medical Center. (For the record we were very impressed with FCMC.) Likely in response to the demographic they serve, this hospital is very experienced in treating gun shot victims and delivering high risk babies. In Camarillo the doctors couldn’t really get their heads around the idea of a SSBBW having a baby. In Fresno SSBBW’s having babies was a routine event.

Since all the medical staff had experience with plus sized deliveries no one over reacted and the c-section delivery went very smoothly (the doctors recommended a c-section due to very slow dilation). The surgical staff easily taped back my wife’s tummy with what looked like duct tape (I’m told it’s a special surgical tape) – a very low tech but efficient solution. Our nine and a half pound daughter was delivered through an amazingly small lateral incision under my wife’s belly.

The moral of this story – try and find a hospital that does plus size deliveries on a regular basis – and that such hospitals may not be the ones think of first.
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:33 PM   #27
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Congratulations are definitely in order!! Like the hubby said, having the baby in Fresno wasn't what we planned, but it ended up being the best possible outcome. Its true that while I was pregnant I ate healthily, but by NO means did I starve myself. I really only cut out High Fructose Corn Syrup and Partially Hydrogenated Oils (which EVERYONE should do anyway!) My husband and i did a lot of walking during the pregnancy too. I lost 17 lbs while I was Pregnant, gave birth to a VERY healthy 9 lb 9oz baby girl, and then proceeded to continue losing weight up to 90 lbs total. Again...no dieting. I had No high blood pressure, no gestational diabetes, not ANYTHING. I did have a cesarean in the end, which i had not planned on, but i think that was more due to slow dilation. I held out in labor for 3 days, and at that point, I just wanted it done. Even so, the whole process was easy. the staff was respectful, and didn't treat me any different because of my size. The recovery was super fast, the incision healed quickly and there is virtually no scar. I intend to opt for a cesarean agin with the next one. Right Bigmac?

My advice is to find yourselves a good doctor, but also take a look at the hospital and its staff too. The doctor really only shows up for the "big show" anyway. Its the nurses and hospital staff that handle it before and after that. If they aren't freaking out, you will be much more at ease. For now, just relax, enjoy being prego, and get some sleep. You won't get to sleep much after your little bundle of joy arrives!!
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Well love those pics of the belly... awwww love the babies!!

And congrats and what an exciting time to all the other moms-to-be out there!!

I'm so excited for you's! lol
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Hi, bigirlover! Congrats on you and your significant other's upcoming bundle of joy!
Both my pregnancies were head-scratchers for both OB-GYN's. My first pregnancy in 2005 was at age 43 and we conceived naturally. I was 306 when I gave birth via C-Section to my 1st son. No complications during the pregnancy. except for morning sickness. At the time, we lived in CT and my midwife, OB-GYN and employer at the time were extremely supportive and helped me to have a positive birthing experience. I loved Hartford Hospital's Maternity Unit. It was (almost) like giving birth at home. Having my 2nd child here in Jersey was a day-to-night experience. I delivered my 2nd son at 37 weeks in 2008. I was 46 and weighed 346. The first OB-GYN was extremely fat-phobic and didn't really treat me with respect at all (he thought I was going to miscarry, so why bother). I went to a website called: www.plus-size-pregnancy.org who helped me to deal & to find a more acceptance physician. The midwife & doctors at New Brunswick OB-GYN as well as their staff are extremely supportive and will do what they can for you. Unfortunately, the same couldn't be said with my former employer. I suffered physically and emotionally with the stress they put me through. Happily, Erik was delivered healthy and happy. So you and your lady FIGHT for proper care and respect. check out the website and all of K-Mom's resources and God Bless the two of you!
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First off congratulations – kids are great.

Next let me share something we discovered totally my accident. My wife got pregnant last January at about 380 pounds. Her OB/GYN in Camarillo (one of those Southern California towns where any woman who weighs more than 110 pounds is considered obese) was very concerned about how her weight would affect her pregnancy and delivery. Her pregnancy went very smoothly. She decided to eat as healthily as possible and actually lost weight. However, her doctor was still dreading the delivery.

As chance would have it she went into labor in Fresno (a working class city in California’s central valley). She checked into the nearest hospital – Fresno Community Medical Center. (For the record we were very impressed with FCMC.) Likely in response to the demographic they serve, this hospital is very experienced in treating gun shot victims and delivering high risk babies. In Camarillo the doctors couldn’t really get their heads around the idea of a SSBBW having a baby. In Fresno SSBBW’s having babies was a routine event.

Since all the medical staff had experience with plus sized deliveries no one over reacted and the c-section delivery went very smoothly (the doctors recommended a c-section due to very slow dilation). The surgical staff easily taped back my wife’s tummy with what looked like duct tape (I’m told it’s a special surgical tape) – a very low tech but efficient solution. Our nine and a half pound daughter was delivered through an amazingly small lateral incision under my wife’s belly.

The moral of this story – try and find a hospital that does plus size deliveries on a regular basis – and that such hospitals may not be the ones think of first.
Both of my kids were born there at Fresno Community, its a pretty decent facility and I thought the staff was pretty good too.

I was over 300 pounds when pregnant with both of my kids, the pregnancies went fine, delivery was fine when they decided to come. I had to be induced both times.
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My girfriend and I just found out that she's pregnant! She's a just over 300lb BBW and we've started to research the different aspects of being overweight and pregnant, boy some of the stuff we've read is scary! So, we thought we'd like to hear the feedback of "real life" cases rather than things we've just read...

We've read that underweight birth is a major concern as well as stillbirth. Has this been the case for most pregnant BBW's?

Did you experience any complications related to your weight? For either you or your child?

How much weight did you gain?

Were you able to deliver naturally?

ALL feedback is greatly appreciated! Thank you so much.
First of all, congratulations!

Second of all...BREATHE lol.

Seriously, a lot of what is out there is written to scare women into losing weight before pregnancy. While some women who are BBW's experience Gestational Diabetes and Hypertension, there are many who do not.

I've had 3 children. None were natural births, but it had nothing to do with my weight...it was a complication with my induction for my first child that led to my cesareans for my other 2. C-sections (for me) are really not all that bad. My recovery was quick and not very painful, even though I have the whole double-belly-bottom-flap thing going on. I never got infections, and my incisions healed wonderfully.

I didn't gain any weight. In fact, I lost weight. As for birth weight, 1 baby was almost 9lbs, 1 was over 8, and one was over 7...so, low birth weight was not a concern. I also did not have Gestational Diabetes or Hypertension or anything like that. Healthy as a horse.

It's possible to deliver naturally when you're overweight. In fact, there are MANY experiences of women who have! Google SSBBW Birth Stories and stick to the size-positive sites. A good midwife, a good doula, can make your birth experience WONDERFUL and can make it possible to deliver vaginally.

Above all, don't stress about the ending...just enjoy the ride. It doesn't matter HOW your baby gets here, just that he/she and mommy are healthy.
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Congrats!!!
I had my son 10yrs ago, and I was over 350 when I became pregnant. I lost weight during my pregnancy, cause they treated like I was diabetic, and I was sent to specialist, cause, of my weight, and my age (I was almost 35).
As it turned out, they told me I was a boring patient, cause I didn't end up having all the problems they thought I would. I even had my son natural, cause my obgyn, didn't want to do a c-section, unless there was no other choice. All my problems came after.
Good luck and don't spend to much time worrying about what your reading, just take care of her, and I am sure that she will be fine!
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My girfriend and I just found out that she's pregnant! She's a just over 300lb BBW and we've started to research the different aspects of being overweight and pregnant, boy some of the stuff we've read is scary! So, we thought we'd like to hear the feedback of "real life" cases rather than things we've just read...

We've read that underweight birth is a major concern as well as stillbirth. Has this been the case for most pregnant BBW's?

Did you experience any complications related to your weight? For either you or your child?

How much weight did you gain?

Were you able to deliver naturally?

ALL feedback is greatly appreciated! Thank you so much.
Congrats on the pregnancy!
Well as many people know, or maybe they don't... Before having my son of 15 months, I weighed only 115 lbs. Throughout the pregnancy I gained about 85 lbs. Yes, the delivery was completely natural, I delivered a HEALTHY 9lb 8oz baby boy and healed rather quick. From gaining a lot of weight, I did have a lot of water retention issues, especially in my legs and feet. I also had to retake a diabetes test 3 times, just to make sure i wasn't diabetic (which i wasnt )
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My wife was around 160 pounds when she conceived our first. She had morning sickness, pains in her hips and pre-enclampsia and gain 40 pounds.

She was around 290 pounds when she conceived our third. Healthy as a horse, easy delivery, ate for Canada, gained a huge amount and expanded at a scary rate and to a scary size.

The problems she had with the 3rd pregnancy had nothing to do with being pregnant.
1. The attitude of other people to her size
2. The problem in finding comfy clothing
3. The problem with room in the bed.
4. The problem with moving once into the 3rd trimester. She found she couldn't casually roll over. It required planning and a lot of effort.

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Old 09-19-2009, 05:08 AM   #35
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My girfriend and I just found out that she's pregnant! She's a just over 300lb BBW and we've started to research the different aspects of being overweight and pregnant, boy some of the stuff we've read is scary! So, we thought we'd like to hear the feedback of "real life" cases rather than things we've just read...

We've read that underweight birth is a major concern as well as stillbirth. Has this been the case for most pregnant BBW's?

Did you experience any complications related to your weight? For either you or your child?

How much weight did you gain?

Were you able to deliver naturally?

ALL feedback is greatly appreciated! Thank you so much.


First of all do NOT believe everything you read. The rules now for pregnant women to follow are so stringent. Everyone is trying to be overly cautious instead of sensible. Like any pregnant woman she should, eat well, get around and do your normal activities and get ready for the best time in your life.
I was 30 when I conceived my son. That was a miracle in itself. I had many many problems during my pregnancy, none of which were weight related.
Being over 30 I was automatically sent to a high risk OBGYN. I had a c Section but that was not weight related either. He just wouldn't drop at all and they had to go in and pry his little fingers off of my rib cage because he just didnt want to come out.
I worked up until the day before my due date and then I was just too tired. Little did I know he wouldnt make it into the world for another week. I went through two inducements Is that the word? lol)
Simply, he was not done cooking.
Worst part of being pregnant was the diabetic testing. Never had it though. Best part of being pregnant was not gaining anyweight. I was losing weight as the baby was gaining weight and I just pretty much stayed the same. So I didnt have to buy a whole new wardrobe. Just wore it differently because of the baby in the front.
Sit back relax and just listen to her body. You will know what to do. because each pregnancy is different. Each woman is different. You can get a guideline but it wont be exactly the same for you.
Enjoy every second. The end result is amazing.
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I had Ivy via a fully natural birth, she was a healthy 8lbs 5oz, I had no complications both pre and post pregnancy and found the whole thing a wonderful experience! Being plus size caused me no issues except for not being able to get nursing bras and maternity clothing when my bump got massive!
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i did have complications with my first pregnancy, but none of it was due to weight--- one of the problems if you do have something going on, is trying to convince the doctor that it isn't the fat---- they will test everything that has to do with weight before they'll believe ya---

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I was just wondering if the ultrasound images for women with excessive belly fat come out clear and what kind of ultrasound did you have? I am thiking that I am about 4 or 5 months. I am having a hard time getting any doctor to believe me. I finally got an ultrasound and the doctor said I was not pregnant. I am so confused because my stomach is constantly getting bigger and I am able to get a hearbeat with a fetal doppler of 135 and up. The doctor says it just measues the blood flow. The ultrasound tech had me lifting my stomach, which is flabby at the bottom. I was wondering if this caused the images to be compromised in any way from me lifting my stomach up. Any advice, please help. I am so frustrated. I need a fat friendly doctor but they are hard to find. I just wanted to add that my stomach kinda looks exactly like bigirlover's wife stomach, exactly. How many months was she on those pic?
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My youngest child is 15 years old and I was 270 or so when I got pregnant with him. He was born in Feb 1994.

The only issue that my weight caused for me was gestational diabetes. I didn't have to take insulin, but could control it with diet. The problem though was later - after delivery, gestational diabetes is supposed to go away. Mine didn't. I was actually a Type II diabetic who was undiagnosed for several years, and that has caused some kidney damage.

I only gained 7 lbs with that pregnancy (I was considerably thinner with the other pregnancies). I had a very hard time keeping food down, though, so I don't know if the minimal weight gain was because of problems with eating, or because my starting weight was so high.
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I was just wondering if the ultrasound images for women with excessive belly fat come out clear and what kind of ultrasound did you have? I am thiking that I am about 4 or 5 months. I am having a hard time getting any doctor to believe me. I finally got an ultrasound and the doctor said I was not pregnant. I am so confused because my stomach is constantly getting bigger and I am able to get a hearbeat with a fetal doppler of 135 and up. The doctor says it just measues the blood flow. The ultrasound tech had me lifting my stomach, which is flabby at the bottom. I was wondering if this caused the images to be compromised in any way from me lifting my stomach up. Any advice, please help. I am so frustrated. I need a fat friendly doctor but they are hard to find. I just wanted to add that my stomach kinda looks exactly like bigirlover's wife stomach, exactly. How many months was she on those pic?
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First of all, it's EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you get prenatal care immediately! In the interim, go to a Planned Parenthood clinic & get a blood test to confirm your pregnancy. Then DEMAND that you get prenatal care! Ask your primary care physician to refer you. If not, go to a website called: www.plus-size-pregnancy.org & look for a size-friendly physician in your state. If you live in CT or in NJ, I know the names of some very good ones, since I had both my boys in each state. As far as an ultrasound is concerned, I have a big belly & had one throughout both pregnancies. I had to hold up my belly for the scanner, but was able to see the babies. Another alternative would be to ask for a vaginal ultrasound. You have to take the initiative & DEMAND quality care for you & your baby. Another alternative to an ob-gyn would be a midwife. I used midwives during both my pregnancies & both were non-judgmental about my size (306 during baby #1 in 2005 & 340 in 2008 for baby #2). Both my babies were born healthy & happy. Please keep me posted on your search & let me know if u need any support. I will be glad to help!


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Great advice, Ksandru. I answered, hopefully, her questions on the other ultrasound thread. I hope I was helpful, blong.

I've been meaning to post to this thread a little nugget of positivity that I noticed with the providers and nurses I work for in our L&D unit. I've noticed lately that with our fat moms that we're trying to do fewer cesareans on them because they have such a harder time healing from a large abdominal wound. So, counter to what many of us think (and what the studies seem to reveal), we're trying to do fewer unnecessary cesareans on our fat moms in order to help them heal faster. This makes sense, since as most of us who've had surgeries know, it's very hard to heal from belly wounds, and we're at a much higher risk of dehiscence (where the two sides of the wound don't "knit").

It was pretty nice to see, lately. It's not perfect, and there's still a lot of anti-fat bigotry (I dealt with some the other day, in fact) but I'm glad at last that in my little corner of the baby delivering world that we're helping more women have non-surgical births.
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