I'm about 5'4 and went into my first pregnancy about 170 lbs, resulted in HELLP at 23 wks. My 2nd pregnancy I was about 195, 11 months after my first pregnancy ended, no pre-e, no hellp, no blood pressure issues, and my diet was about the same both pregnancies. (I was on lovenox and LDA though, the 2nd time around, and I did end up with mild gestational diabetes (sorta)). I had a pre-conception appointment with my mfm weighing about 195 and asked her how much weight she wanted me to lose before I got pregnant again, she told me it was ok if my weight stayed the same,as she didn't think it would make a difference.(That really didn't help me lose weight in the year we spent trying!) Anyway, I would work on it but not stress yourself out over it! Good luck!
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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