Hi, I'm new to this forum and I'm 21 weeks pregnant with my first baby - a boy! I'm also obese.... I'm now hovering around 300 lbs (sorry, I'm in the US and I don't know how many stone this equals!) and I'm 5'9". I was wearing 22/24 size pants before I got pregnant and now I'm just wearing 2x maternity pants. And I think I just look like I'm getting fatter but a few people have said they can tell I'm pregnant....
Anyway, according to my Dr, my pregnancy is going great! But I am worried about after the baby is born.... silly things like "how am I going to get up out of this chair while holding the baby if I can't do it now without pushing myself out with my arms and getting out of breath?" I do plan on getting serious about losing weight after the baby is born, but it won't happen overnight. Anyone else having concerns like this or can anyone offer suggestions on how to handle these things in the meantime while trying to get the weight off?
Thanks in advance!! I'm looking forward to getting to know people on this board!
Hello there! Firstly, congratulations on your pregnancy.
I was around 286lbs when I conceived but to be honest I haven't actually thought about the questions you have asked! It's just not something that occured to me - silly as that might seem!
All I can say is that I'm sure you will find a way around any hurdles you come across, we are pretty good at that as females lol
I wish you all the luck in the world and if you want to chat with other larger ladies, I started a thread called "any big momma's out there?" - you should be able to click on the link at the bottom of my signature.
I've gained alot of weight too (before and since I have gotten pregnant). I just decided not to worry about gaining weight/deiting while pregnant (I worry I will underfeed the baby if I watch too much what I eat as I have a single umbilicial artery and my baby is at risk for low birthrate). Just have a plan for after birth, like what kind of diet you want to go on, so you don't feel like you are just on an endless journey of obesity. Also, get a good chair. Like a lazy-boy rocky-y one as you can just rock yourself foward and stand right up. Maybe your couch is the problem -- my rental apt is furnished and I have this horrible couch that I sink in sooo much and its hard to get up ----perhaps you have the same problem, get a firmer couch.
Just remember --- u can't lose weight now, so don't drive yoruself nuts over it --- just have a plan and you will feel better.
I am thinking of doing weight watcher for nursing, or do nutrisystem for 3 months (any more than that and I go crazy).
Good luck, feel better
I was 240 lbs when I conceived & luckily haven't gained anything yet & I'm still classed as low risk. I live on the 3rd floor & there's no elevator. Even before I got pregnant it was difficult for me to go up the stairs due to my asthma. I've started taking a break when I get to the second floor so that I don't have an attack while climbing the stairs. I can't imagine what I'm going to do when I have to carry a baby up the stairs.
I can't really offer advice on losing weight but it looks like you've got plenty of support from the other curvaceous ladies on here.
I can offer a tiny piece of advice for getting out of the chair whilst holding the baby though.. Before you sit down, place plenty of pillows behind you so your back is perfectly straight and you're not too far into the chair, doing this should mean that you're able to just lean forward and straighten to standing That's what we used to advise the larger ladies that came onto our wards, and it worked a treat.
Thanks for the replies! And the idea about the pillows is great, pinkmonki! Yes, I think my couch may have something to do with it, but we can't get a new one right now unfortunately Hopefully the pillows will do the trick. I do plan to get a glider/rocker for the baby's room so maybe that won't be so hard to get out of! I guess I'm just being a worry wart and shouldn't think about stuff like this right now! Betty, I will check out your thread, thanks!
i have the same issue, and i'm getting up there as well. i'm scared to actually hit that mark (pass it?) and all that. I'm wearing pretty much the same size as you now (2x.. but in yoga pants though). I'm scared of the same things. but hopefully i can lose it quickly and it isn't too difficult for me getting up/down, etc.
but the pillows is a good idea. my friend does that anyway, and she's tiny. she said it helps and makes things slightly easier.
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