My name is Jennifer, I'm 23, and I will be having my first baby in August
I just wanted to pop in and ask a few questions.
I'm 5'8" and around 250. I went to my first appt at 13 weeks, absolutely terrified of what would be said to me about my weight. I am healthy, young, I do exercise, I don't smoke/drink.. I'm just on the big side. I got my blood pressure taken and it was high-ish and I felt like saying that's only cause I'm nervous! Which was true and can make your numbers high but I had the fear of "no you're just fat" happening. I know no one would say it, at least I would hope not.
So my first question is
How much weight did some of you gain?/Were you given crap for it by your dr?
I've gained 15 so far and I'm almost 18wks.. I'm aiming at hopefully no more than 35-40.
For those of you that had births already, did they monitor you extra?
I feel like my dr. must think I am pretty well off.. I turned down all blood screens and I wasn't harassed, even the GD test. I've really only had my pee pee taken at both visits, blood pressure both times, and the initial ultrasound. My past visit for 17 weeks was to check the heartbeat which was fine and I got weighed.
Have any of you encountered problems b/c of your weight? Have they been normal pregnancies, as far as making it to term and delivery?
and last but not least.. WHEN DID YOU SHOW?! lol I want to look pregnant! I see it when I'm laying down but not while standing, unless you count the boobs cuz those are massive now lol!
Thanks in advance girls!