I am searching for advice for the pregnant amputee. I am 3 months pregnant and have been an amputee for almost 11 years. I get around very well and have very little issue with my prosthesis. :D Although I envy those of you who run marathons. I am a BKA and my stump is very short below my knee so I have always had trouble running. Luckily I am a good swimmer and stay in shape that way.. :)
Are there usually problems for amputees when they start to gain weight during pregnancy? I was wondering if anyone has gone through this experience. I am a little worried that the bigger I get the harder it will be to walk.
I have been fortunate over the years, each new leg I get I seem to get around better and walk more without pain. I am hoping this luck will stay with me during my pregnancy.
Please impart your great wisdom,
Thanks so much,