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41 yrs old Obese(350 lbs) and 6 weeks Pregnant
An_247026 posted:
This is a complete surprise.. Never wanted any other children, my two kids are 22 & 18. Have weighed all options. Lost my job and have no insurance. Can't really afford most options... Is it even a option to carry this baby? 41 yrs old, 350 lbs and a Type 2 diabetic.???
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Welcome Anon -

First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy! Now is time to start researching to see how to best take care of yourself and your little one.

Here are some resources to get you started -
Pregnancy After 35
Diabetes and Pregnancy
Pregnancy: No Weight Gain for Obese Women
Health & Pregnancy

Keep us posted on how you are doing,
~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown
Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
This is an easy one for me. We take care of a great number of older mothers who also are heavy and are diabetic. To really understand what your risks are, having a hemoglobin A1C should be done now.

Many individuals who don't have insurance worry they cannot get care. I would contact your local health department to see what your state has available.

My state has a great organization named Health Care Access Maryland and they help all individuals obtain health insurance.

If you don't have a job, you will be eligible for some form of health insurance.

Now you need to watch your diet, watch your weight, do not gain any weight in pregnancy. Do not eat "crap"!!!! I know because I used to all the time.

Good luck in all your decisions.

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