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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 13:52 PM   1
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What is peoples views on women being over weight and TTC?


Basically what the title says really. What is peoples views on women being over weight and planning to TTC? do you think they are wrong, selfish?
I am currently classed as obese and need to lose 6 something stone to be classed as in a normal BMI. I do plan to lose weight and as much as possible by my TTC date of May 2013 but realistically i wont be able to lose all the weight by then and maybe it would be wiser to postpone my TTC date until i have lost all the weight but i really don't want to wait and the date we chose is a special date for us to start TTC. So what are others thoughts? has any of you been over weight and got pregnant?how much by?

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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 16:54 PM   2
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I think its ALWAYS a good plan to get in the best shape possible before TTC...your pregnancy will be easier and have less complications. There are higher risks of many pregnancy complications if you have a higher BMI...that being said, you can lose a significant amount of weight between now and when you start TTC...and you can continue to lose while you are TTC...I was overweight when I fell pregnant and I feel like I had less energy and gained more because my eating habits and exercise habits were bad.. Hope this helps!!



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2012, 00:53 AM   3
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https://www.google.com/search?q=over...oms+and+autism

I wouldn't put my child at risk.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2012, 03:07 AM   4
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I think its ALWAYS a good plan to get in the best shape possible before TTC...your pregnancy will be easier and have less complications. There are higher risks of many pregnancy complications if you have a higher BMI...that being said, you can lose a significant amount of weight between now and when you start TTC...and you can continue to lose while you are TTC...I was overweight when I fell pregnant and I feel like I had less energy and gained more because my eating habits and exercise habits were bad.. Hope this helps!!
Thank you for your reply can i ask how much over weight were you when you were pregnant? i was at a normal weight when i fell pregnant with my daughter but i still ended up with no energy even though i ate healthy through out the pregnancy.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2012, 03:16 AM   5
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I have a bit of a look about this and there isn't enough evidence at the moment to prove that overweight mums cause autism and what evidence they do have it is a very small chance that an overweight woman would mean their child would have autism.
I do appreciate you posting your reply though.



 
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I think its ALWAYS a good plan to get in the best shape possible before TTC...your pregnancy will be easier and have less complications. There are higher risks of many pregnancy complications if you have a higher BMI...that being said, you can lose a significant amount of weight between now and when you start TTC...and you can continue to lose while you are TTC...I was overweight when I fell pregnant and I feel like I had less energy and gained more because my eating habits and exercise habits were bad.. Hope this helps!!
Thank you for your reply can i ask how much over weight were you when you were pregnant? i was at a normal weight when i fell pregnant with my daughter but i still ended up with no energy even though i ate healthy through out the pregnancy.

So I wasn't Obese, I was about 20 lbs overweight. I wasn't in good physical shape though which was part of the problem and had bad eating habits.


regarding autism…if anything that study is correlative…the truth is we don't know what causes autism in a lot of the cases, but its being studied. There are a lot of genetic components involved which would result in an autistic child regardless of the mothers weight. I wouldn't give yourself extra stress about this…just do your best to get in the best health/shape before you ttc.
I am waiting to TTC as well…I lost all my pregnancy weight and then some…so I am ready to start…whenever AF returns. LOL.



 
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I think its ALWAYS a good plan to get in the best shape possible before TTC...your pregnancy will be easier and have less complications. There are higher risks of many pregnancy complications if you have a higher BMI...that being said, you can lose a significant amount of weight between now and when you start TTC...and you can continue to lose while you are TTC...I was overweight when I fell pregnant and I feel like I had less energy and gained more because my eating habits and exercise habits were bad.. Hope this helps!!
Thank you for your reply can i ask how much over weight were you when you were pregnant? i was at a normal weight when i fell pregnant with my daughter but i still ended up with no energy even though i ate healthy through out the pregnancy.

So I wasn't Obese, I was about 20 lbs overweight. I wasn't in good physical shape though which was part of the problem and had bad eating habits.


regarding autism…if anything that study is correlative…the truth is we don't know what causes autism in a lot of the cases, but its being studied. There are a lot of genetic components involved which would result in an autistic child regardless of the mothers weight. I wouldn't give yourself extra stress about this…just do your best to get in the best health/shape before you ttc.
I am waiting to TTC as well…I lost all my pregnancy weight and then some…so I am ready to start…whenever AF returns. LOL.
20 lbs overweight doesn't seem so bad but understand about not being in good physical way could cause problem. hopefully if i get to about 20 lbs overweight my physical health might improved somewhat because i would of been keeping to a healthy exercise routine to of lost the weight i already have.

Yeah the autism issue i don't think is a main concern.

Oh i noticed on your ticker saying you haven't had a AF for quite sometime, have you had medical advice over this? hope you don't mind me asking. and fingers crossed it arrives soon so you can start TTC



 
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I think its ALWAYS a good plan to get in the best shape possible before TTC...your pregnancy will be easier and have less complications. There are higher risks of many pregnancy complications if you have a higher BMI...that being said, you can lose a significant amount of weight between now and when you start TTC...and you can continue to lose while you are TTC...I was overweight when I fell pregnant and I feel like I had less energy and gained more because my eating habits and exercise habits were bad.. Hope this helps!!
Thank you for your reply can i ask how much over weight were you when you were pregnant? i was at a normal weight when i fell pregnant with my daughter but i still ended up with no energy even though i ate healthy through out the pregnancy.

So I wasn't Obese, I was about 20 lbs overweight. I wasn't in good physical shape though which was part of the problem and had bad eating habits.


regarding autism…if anything that study is correlative…the truth is we don't know what causes autism in a lot of the cases, but its being studied. There are a lot of genetic components involved which would result in an autistic child regardless of the mothers weight. I wouldn't give yourself extra stress about this…just do your best to get in the best health/shape before you ttc.
I am waiting to TTC as well…I lost all my pregnancy weight and then some…so I am ready to start…whenever AF returns. LOL.
20 lbs overweight doesn't seem so bad but understand about not being in good physical way could cause problem. hopefully if i get to about 20 lbs overweight my physical health might improved somewhat because i would of been keeping to a healthy exercise routine to of lost the weight i already have.

Yeah the autism issue i don't think is a main concern.

Oh i noticed on your ticker saying you haven't had a AF for quite sometime, have you had medical advice over this? hope you don't mind me asking. and fingers crossed it arrives soon so you can start TTC

LOL...I was pregnant for 9 of those months...and am breastfeeding..so its all perfectly normal. I am hoping she will return soon so I can TTC....but my baby still nurses quite a bit.



 
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I think its ALWAYS a good plan to get in the best shape possible before TTC...your pregnancy will be easier and have less complications. There are higher risks of many pregnancy complications if you have a higher BMI...that being said, you can lose a significant amount of weight between now and when you start TTC...and you can continue to lose while you are TTC...I was overweight when I fell pregnant and I feel like I had less energy and gained more because my eating habits and exercise habits were bad.. Hope this helps!!
Thank you for your reply can i ask how much over weight were you when you were pregnant? i was at a normal weight when i fell pregnant with my daughter but i still ended up with no energy even though i ate healthy through out the pregnancy.

So I wasn't Obese, I was about 20 lbs overweight. I wasn't in good physical shape though which was part of the problem and had bad eating habits.


regarding autism…if anything that study is correlative…the truth is we don't know what causes autism in a lot of the cases, but its being studied. There are a lot of genetic components involved which would result in an autistic child regardless of the mothers weight. I wouldn't give yourself extra stress about this…just do your best to get in the best health/shape before you ttc.
I am waiting to TTC as well…I lost all my pregnancy weight and then some…so I am ready to start…whenever AF returns. LOL.
20 lbs overweight doesn't seem so bad but understand about not being in good physical way could cause problem. hopefully if i get to about 20 lbs overweight my physical health might improved somewhat because i would of been keeping to a healthy exercise routine to of lost the weight i already have.

Yeah the autism issue i don't think is a main concern.

Oh i noticed on your ticker saying you haven't had a AF for quite sometime, have you had medical advice over this? hope you don't mind me asking. and fingers crossed it arrives soon so you can start TTC

LOL...I was pregnant for 9 of those months...and am breastfeeding..so its all perfectly normal. I am hoping she will return soon so I can TTC....but my baby still nurses quite a bit.
Oh lol, i didn't realize until you said the time was including while you was pregnant too, was being a bit of a air head well hopefully it be back to normal soon



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2012, 15:42 PM   10
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I think as long as your other wise healthy then go for it. I had a BMI of 41 when i fell pregnant with my daughter and had no complications. Being overweight gives you a higher chance of complications but it is no guarantee that you will.

Have you thought about doing slimming world? You can follow it while pregnant so even if you dont loose all the weight you can keep going. I was worried about my size when i first found out and my midwife settled my mind by saying its better to start of big and eat healthy that to start of thin and eat crap.



 
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