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Just stay away from yucky fats like oil, butter
Healthly oils like olive and coconut and butter are some of the best things a pregnant woman can eat. The only yucky fats are hydrogenated vegetable oils/trans fats.

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cyndalnronny~ Sadly, no matter how much any of us want to help you, there is no way for us to know what is going with your body...that is something only you and your doctor can know. It sounds like this pregnancy has been very different for you than your previous pregnancies, and while that can be completely normal and to be expected as each pregnancy is unique, I understand why you feel so confused and stressed out. I'm sorry that your hips are bothering you and sorry that you have so many unanswered questions. I agree with some of the previous posters that if your doctor continues to not answer them, then it is perhaps time to look for another provider. I wish you luck with this pregnancy and hope you can find some definitive answers to your concerns soon, mama.

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i haven't got a chance to ask my doctor yet I only go every 4 weeks. I'm just worried because the doctor said I was gaining too much weight too fast the last time when I gained 20 pounds now that I have gained another 10 opounds in 4 wks what is she going to say now and I even tried the diet and it didn't help I still gained alot of weight. And its all belly I only gained one pant size and a cup and a half and the rest in belly. That's what I don't understand my sister said if there isn't two in there then I might be retaining water and my mother is worried about my hip and thinks I should go see a specialist about it. Because of it
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A little tip (having btdt with MediCal): Just walk into the OB clinic and tell them your issue (hip hurting, lots of BH). Make them make you an appointment with whoever is on staff. They will check things out for you.

Even if you have to wait a few hours, they will squeeze you in. You can also go to Labor & Delivery and tell them you are feeling lots of contractions. They'll check everything out for you to make sure you're not in premature labor.

Actually, with your history of premature labor, I'd forget the OB office and go straight to L&D. They will only see you if you are 20 weeks + and you are. You can request and u/s then too, to check on how the baby is doing with all the contractions.



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Healthly oils like olive and coconut and butter are some of the best things a pregnant woman can eat. The only yucky fats are hydrogenated vegetable oils/trans fats.
Ya, you're right. I guessed I should have specified more. I was thinking along the lines of unnatural, unnecessary fats/oils. Like no deep fryers.....lol.

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I have a doc app tomorrow. I am going to ask her about everything if she blows me off then I am getting a new doc but if she listens and checks for me then I'll stay with her. I think my hip problem is what she was worried about with me gaining weight. Is there anything else I should ask her?
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Ya, you're right. I guessed I should have specified more. I was thinking along the lines of unnatural, unnecessary fats/oils. Like no deep fryers.....lol.
Guess I should lay off the corn dogs then, eh?

And could someone explain to me why the only time those things are even remotely appealing is when I am pregnant? I mean - it's a deep friend hot dog for crying out loud! How much more unhealthy can it get???

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I have a doc app tomorrow. I am going to ask her about everything if she blows me off then I am getting a new doc but if she listens and checks for me then I'll stay with her. I think my hip problem is what she was worried about with me gaining weight. Is there anything else I should ask her?
Tell her SPECIFICALLY you suspect twins and ask her to check for you. Have her explain WHY she's sure it isn't twins (if she's sure it isn't) and make her explain until YOU understand exactly what she's saying and why.
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it's a deep friend hot dog for crying out loud! How much more unhealthy can it get???
(Bolding mine.) It seems even your subconscious is trying to convince you hotdogs are your pregnancy friend.

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Guess I should lay off the corn dogs then, eh?

And could someone explain to me why the only time those things are even remotely appealing is when I am pregnant? I mean - it's a deep friend hot dog for crying out loud! How much more unhealthy can it get???
Hotdogs are just good when your pregnant just like a double cheeseburger from mcds. MMMMM that sounds so good right now. I think it's the fatty foods that sounds and taste the best when your pregnant.
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It seems odd that your OB is so sure you don't have a big baby when she hasn't measured your fundus. I thought everyone measured fundal height since that can be indicator of so many things such as IUGR. And this focus on weight rather than on nutrition doesn't sound healthy. Good luck with your next appointment.

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It seems odd that your OB is so sure you don't have a big baby when she hasn't measured your fundus. I thought everyone measured fundal height since that can be indicator of so many things such as IUGR. And this focus on weight rather than on nutrition doesn't sound healthy. Good luck with your next appointment.
I find it more than a little odd that apparently no obstetrician, in three pregnancies, has measured the OP's fundus a single time, but that's only one of quite a few odd things here.

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The overall increased rate of twinning is largely driven by two factors: (1) delayed maternal age - older women statistically have a higher chance of conceiving twins and (2) increased use of fertility drugs. If those two things are factored out of current data trends, the rate of natural twinning across the years is actually fairly constant.
That's what I was telling DH last night. I've been freaking him out LOL

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My grandma is a twin
I have a high BMI
I eat a lot of animal products
I'm 30
I'm breastfeeding

all can increase my chances of having twins so he's freaking out since he is 12 years older than his twin siblings he knows all about raising twins LOL Oh then I told him "hmm I don't normally feel this sick, this early. Wonder if it could be twins" LOL he told me he's going to kill me (jokingly)

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I find it more than a little odd that apparently no obstetrician, in three pregnancies, has measured the OP's fundus a single time, but that's only one of quite a few odd things here.
While i agree that there's a lot that's strange on this thread, i'm in the UK and it's not universal NHS policy to measure fundal height with a tape unless it seems small in relation to the woman's body (i.e. at 24weeks my fundus was 4 fingers above my navel, but i was measuring 29cm) because it's not all that accurate and it tends to lead to an increase in unnecessary growth scans/inductions/premature births.
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I've always heard that a pregnant woman should NEVER diet during pregnancy! You can do food replacement (like replacing junk with fruits/veggies) but if you are hungry, eat! I, too, am a slight woman naturally, but I gain a lot during pregnancy. I gained 50 lbs with my first, and I'm so hungry right now at 18 weeks that I could easily pack on 10 lbs in the next two weeks. The weight melts off after the baby is born and breastfeeding, so I do not think it is an unhealthy gain. I know your hip complicates things, but I don't think dieting will solve that issue. Having the baby will, but of course you can't have it yet as it would be very early still.

I know what you mean about not wanting a male OB, but I have one for this pregnancy (for the first time in my life) and I actually really think he's great. So maybe you should consider expanding your options a bit if you feel your current OB isn't listening to your concerns.

I noticed you had an appointment today. Keep us posted on what happens! If it is twins, I'm sure they will want to moniter you more closely due to your medical history.

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I have read most, but not all of the replies...has anyone asked if it's possible that the OP's due date has been miscalculated? If you're already having lots of BH contractions and larger than you think you should be...just wondering!

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While i agree that there's a lot that's strange on this thread, i'm in the UK and it's not universal NHS policy to measure fundal height with a tape unless it seems small in relation to the woman's body (i.e. at 24weeks my fundus was 4 fingers above my navel, but i was measuring 29cm) because it's not all that accurate and it tends to lead to an increase in unnecessary growth scans/inductions/premature births.
my doctor doesnt measure with a tape but most definitely does measure it (and estimates...)

I think the thing is its odd that they haven't even checked.

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my doctor doesnt measure with a tape but most definitely does measure it (and estimates...)

I think the thing is its odd that they haven't even checked.
To be honest, with state aid, she could just have a bad doctor. I had one who walked into my 5 month appointment and said 'oh, you're pregnant, I forgot' and walked right back out to get the doppler.

I switched, but my experience with ds2 is that either the doctors are really good, or really bad. And since this doctor is advising her to diet, I'm going to lean towards the 'bad doctor' part.

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Wanted to add that not all care providers will do fundal measurements super early, either. So it may be that they're done after 18 weeks.

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It seems odd that your OB is so sure you don't have a big baby when she hasn't measured your fundus. I thought everyone measured fundal height since that can be indicator of so many things such as IUGR. And this focus on weight rather than on nutrition doesn't sound healthy. Good luck with your next appointment.
It wasnt my ob that told me that I cant carry big babies the bone doctor I had when I was 8 told me and my parents that i cant carry big babies and I will go into labor early and there was a small chance that i wouldn't be able to get pregnant.
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It wasnt my ob that told me that I cant carry big babies the bone doctor I had when I was 8 told me and my parents that i cant carry big babies and I will go into labor early and there was a small chance that i wouldn't be able to get pregnant.
Well first I was measure with the first two babies. Second there are two female doctors in the office which one of them I seen last time and said that I was gaining too much weight and the one I seen today said that I am completely normal she also gave me a referral to see a bone doctor about my hip and She read the report from the u/s to me word for word and they had looked around the uterus. She said if I keep having the bh to lay down and if they last longer than 45 min go to the hospital. I had to go to the hospital because of a stomache virius this morning. I even told her that my kids had it and my fiance does too and she told me what I can do to help it. But I was having bh when I went to the hospital because I couldn't keep anything down because of the bh. The more I hurt the more I lost out of my stomache so I decided to go I'm glad I did after they gave me something for pain and nausea I felt better. I am going to try to stay with the one doctor instead of the other. I have to get another blood sugar test in 3 weeks. She told me today that I shouldn't have got it until 28wks not 18 wks. But she said that my sugar was only 89 which she said was good. so I'm not having twins that makes me feel better.
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It wasnt my ob that told me that I cant carry big babies the bone doctor I had when I was 8 told me and my parents that i cant carry big babies and I will go into labor early and there was a small chance that i wouldn't be able to get pregnant.
That is very interesting. Do you happen to know the specific biological reason for this? I have literally NEVER heard of an old pelvic injury being able to bring on preterm birth since it is generally understood that the maturity of the baby brings on normal labour and preterm labour is sometimes because of infection, sometimes because of other problems and sometimes due to infection (and of course often unexplained). There must be a big hole in my biology understanding - it would be very interesting to know how your baby knows the pelvis will not accommodate their passage beyond a certain gestation, how your cervix knowns when to dilate, and how your doctor knew when you were 8 (and presumably your pelvis had substantial growing and changing to do - though perhaps you already had puberty by 8?) that this would be the case. Presumably if all babies knew when to be born so they'd definitely fit then CPD (cephalo-pelvic disproportion) would never occur.

I do have several friends with pelvic injuries which preclude vaginal birth (all from horse riding accidents some as teens, one as a child and one as an adult) and this is not the case for any of them. All of them carry the normal gestation and then either have a c-section at 39weeks or, in the case of one who prefers to wait for labour, when in labour. But then likewise i have a few friends with normal pelvises who never carry past 35 weeks.

I'm glad you're relieved about it being just a singleton! Twins would scare me too!
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I too would like to know why your doctor seemed to think that a pelvic injury would make you go into labor earlier or at some preset weight limit since that is highly unlikely. I'd also like to know why he thought it would prevent you from getting pregnant since a bone structure issue that does not make it impossible for you to have sex would seem to have nothing to do with conception.
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I have went up one pant size and 1 and a half cup sizes and the rest of the weight is my belly. I went from a size 1 in pants to size 3. small A to a full B. Like I said I only weight 105 when I got preg. I now weight I think about 130 now. I cant see my feet. I really look like I am 8 months for me and about to pop but I'm only 24 wks. I had a broken hip at the age of 8 and I cant carry full term and I cant deliver big babies. Both my kids were 4 and a half pounds and only 17 inches long. they were 5 and a half weeks early. I have gained my normally only 25 pounds and ready to have the kid already. It's not a big baby thats why the doctor told me that I have gained too much weight and I needed to go on a diet. I go to the doctor not this wednesday but next so I will ask her some of these questions. It's hard to find a female doctor because I don't feel comfortable with a male doctor. So I don't want to just find another doctor because then I would have to drive 45 min to go to the doctors and I drive too much already. When I said 2 different sides of the belly I get kicked I meant at the same time. I have had kicks in the bladder and ribs at the same time or one on the side almost to back and one on the other side of the bladder on opposite side.


I had similar changes with my first pregnancy. In talking about with others, and my mom who was also very thin, I've come to the conclusion that it was just my body reaching optimum weight levels to sustain a baby during pregnancy and after birth.

E.g.: My pre-pregnancy BMI was 18.5. My pre-pregnancy BMI this time around was 21. The first pregnancy, I gained a whopping 16lbs in the 1st trimester! WITH nausea, although no vomiting. This time around, I gained 7-8lbs, then lost 6lbs, and this week I have gained back 2 of those pounds.

It might not be science-y, but my pet theory is that women who are thinner might gain more weight or gain it in larger chunks. Their body wants a good back up system.

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You never really know until you know. You can describe it all down to every detail, but no one can tell whether you're having twins or not except your OB.

As far as the information you received when you were eight, I would get a second, third and fourth opinion because doctors sometimes say the strangest things when they just aren't sure. I wouldn't let something a doctor told me when I was eight dictate what I do as an adult unless another doctor confirms it.
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As far as the information you received when you were eight, I would get a second, third and fourth opinion because doctors sometimes say the strangest things when they just aren't sure. I wouldn't let something a doctor told me when I was eight dictate what I do as an adult unless another doctor confirms it.
Not only that, but you or your parents might have misunderstood what he was saying. I've heard some very interesting interpretations of thing *I've* said repeated by others, and while sometimes it's my fault for poor wording, sometimes I'm not sure how they got that impression from what I actually said!

I've heard plenty of women in L&D tell me, "my doctor said it'd be very unlikely that I'd be ABLE to have kids," when what was almost certainly said was, "you might want to consider not having kids because of your health issues."
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It might not be science-y, but my pet theory is that women who are thinner might gain more weight or gain it in larger chunks. Their body wants a good back up system.
From what I understand, you're absolutely right. 30lbs is an ESTIMATE for average sized women. Women who are over weight should gain less than that, and women who are under weight should gain more than that. There are charts you can look up online, and when I looked up the OP she is technically underweight, and therefore it is within reason that she gain more weight. Her OB should know that and be reassuring her that it is okay and normal.

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