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High Cholesterol & Midwives

post #1 of 4
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Hello all!  I was just wondering if moderately high cholesterol will put you in a "high-risk" category with midwives?  

post #2 of 4

I can't imagine it would.  My midwife never ran my cholesterol at all....

 

-Angela

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the input.  I don't recall my midwife checking it during either of my two pregnancies either.  We are in a new state now (husband is military) and I am not sure just how picky the MWs are around here.  I have gained about 20 lbs over the past 1.5 years and am at the heaviest I have every been sans pregnancy (same weight as when I delivered my first child - yikes!). I am working on getting more active again and eating a lower fat diet.  I've never had any health issues/concerns but when I went to the doc this last time my cholesterol was moderately high (224).  Like I mentioned, I am exercising again and watching my diet...also I am wondering if part of the reason (albeit a small part) for the high cholesterol could be due to nursing as I am still nursing my 2.5 year old. Anywho - I was just curious as to where midwives stood on high cholesterol and whether or not it could knock me out of having another natural birth.  (TTC soon)

post #4 of 4

I have read (but not recently researched) that cholesterol levels while nursing are not reliable as they are always elevated.  You might look into that.

 

-Angela

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