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Alicia and Zackari
Though I have had my baby 8 weeks ago, I have to agree about being so hot all the time. I am average size, and live on the Gold Coast where the temp was around the 30+ for the last few weeks of my pregnancy.. when people used to say to me CONSTANTLY "what a bad time to be pregnant, you should plan better next time!" I was hot, yes, but didn't realise hot darn hot I really was until after I gave birth! It was still the same temperature outside but I was unbelieveably cooler! Everyone was complaing how hot it was and I was like really? I am pretty comfortable!!
My friend asked her doctor and he seemed to think the hot flushes were to do with circulation and something about your blood pooling. He said the best thing to do was to lay down when you get one. We both laughed at that - imagine an extremely pregnant woman laying in the aisle of your local supermarket trying to tell people she was just controlling her hot flush! Luckily she only has 5 weeks to go!
I too have put on a lot of weight during the first 2 months - 13 kgs, then another 4 in the third month. I had my thyroid checked and it's underactive, but not low enough for my OB/GYN to be worried about. Yet she does keep on me about my weight! I have been very hot up here in Townsville and sleep with aircon and no blankets. If I do a few things around the house I'm totally wet in sweat. Has your friend had her thyroid function checked?
QLD, due 20 Aug. 2004
Remember you also put on a lot of fluid (if you are unlucky enough) and that you have at least 4L of extra blood = 4kg just in that.. then 3.5kg baby, 1kg fluid baby swimming in, 1kg placenta... I put on so much fluid (looked like a balloon!), that by the time I got home from hospital 6 days after giving birth, I had lost 13kg already!! then by 2 weeks had lost 18kg.. then the other 4kg was just too much chocolate cravings!!!!
My OB seems to think that it's fine, just the joy of carrying all that extra weight around, glad I timed it not to be in the middle of summer, I don't think I would have managed - while also running around after a 20 month old.
natasha jayde - 1-1-05 ttc #2 end ong this year