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Posted by: MAGS | 2007/07/09

overweight and wanting a baby

I'm married. I'm overweight and have been all my life. I have tried all the diets in the book and so far nothing has helped. I joined the gym but have a hectic day at work from 7 until 7. I work as a service advisor. My husband and I are thinking about having a baby but i'm really scared that my health or the babies health would be at risk due to me being overweight. I do not have any clue at the momemt what my weight is but I guess it is between 120/ 130 kg's which is a lot. I dont have any medical history and I'm comfortable with my body. Please help. Thank you

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You are right that you may struggle to conceive and that you may have problems in pregnancy. The only way to lose weight is to follow a good diet and exercise program. I would suggest that you see a dietician to help with this. At 120kg, you are putting your life at risk.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Riempies | 2007/07/09

I have seen people that weighs more than that and they have healthy babies without any problems what so ever.

If you want you can go for a "check up" at your Gynie and ask him / her if your weight will be a problem ?

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