Re: 8 Months Pregnant and obese! Need help!
I had very similar concerns when I was pregnant with my DS. I was about 240 lbs when I got pregnant, and topped out at 276 lbs when I delivered. I felt so guilty about being so overweight and how it could negatively affect my baby. My doctor reassured me that my weight should not stress me out so much. He explained that, yes, being obese and pregnant can increase certain risk factors for pregnancy and delivery... however, there's nothing you can do about your weight now. You shouldn't try and lose weight while pregnant. Just strive to eat well and exercise.
That being said, at 39 weeks I was diagnosed with pre-eclamsia and had to be induced. My labor was 6.5 hours and I delivered my beautiful son vaginally. Everything went totally fine, and I only pushed for 10 minutes. I was very close to a C-section when the doctor thought that the cord was wrapped around his neck, but he came so quickly that there was no time to prep for surgery.
Anyways, every labor is different - I know you know that. Try not to be so stressed about it. Remaining calm is going to the best thing for your daughter... for the next few weeks and through labor. You will do fine...
Remember - a healthy baby and healthy Mommy is the ultimate goal. The end will justify the means. Best of luck to you.