Excuse the very direct personal question, but I'd love to know if there are any other very large mums-to-be out there, and if so what advice have you been given regarding overall health, and potential delivery complications??
I weighed 13 stone when I fell pregnant with my 3rd child (although lost a stone due to severe sickness during the first 3 months of pregnancy). I was told then by the midwives that my BMI was just under the maximum limit for a normal vaginal delivery.
Thank goodness all went well (apart from a brief worrying spell in hospital with pneumonia when I was 5 months gone). However, since having baby no.3 i've piled on more weight.
I long for a 4th child before I hit 40 next year, but am worried becoming pregnant at my current size would be asking for trouble.
Although i'm on a sensible diet and the weight is gradually falling off, i'm becoming a bit impatient!!
I've heard of larger ladies having babies with no ill effects, and i've heard stories to the contrary.
Any insights gratefully received.
Forgive the disjointed writing. It's 2am and i'm up with my toddler.
The sleepless nights with him are quite routine at the moment, so a new baby won't phase me!!!