So I am 7 weeks pregnant and searched long and hard for an obgyn with a great reputation in my town. I have three other children and the midwife that I used for my other babies retired so I had no other choice but to find someone else this time around. So once I thought I found the perfect one I called them up. The lady on the phone asked me a series of questions and then told me that the nurse would call me shortly. When the nurse called she tells me "Unfortunately we can't accept you as a patient because your BMI is too high." I immediatly was in shock and just hung up and began bawling. I am by no means a tiny girl at 5' 7'' 245 pounds and a BMI of 38....but this is the first time I have felt almost discriminated against because of my weight (from a doctor no less). So once I dried up my tears, reminded myself that my body is beautiful, and I jumped on google and I researched why this could have happened. What I found out is that especially in my state (Florida) there has been a large mass of obgyn's refusing obese women because they have an increased percent chance of having complications during pregnancy and delivery. So of course I can't deny that being true but at the same time I don't feel it's fair to automatically write off obese woman because either they are lazy and don't want to deal with any extra complications (that they are perfectly trained and capable of handling) or they are trying to avoid any possible malpractice lawsuits in case something does go wrong (if they are doing their job correctly than their should be no lawsuit in the first place). Being obese does not automatically mean you are high risk. I can understand that if further along in the pregnancy, if a health problem presented itself to put you in the high risk catagory and then deciding it is safer to switch to a high risk doctor. That seems like a more reasonable solution. So anyways I'm still on the search for a doctor and hoping this won't become an issue again. I'm also curious if this has happened to any other moms on here and/or any of you have an opinion on this? Thanks ladies!