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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 11:20 AM   1
Rockinmomtobe
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Support for Plus Size Women TTC #1


Hello Ladies I know you're out there....
It looks like there was a thread a little under a year ago for plus size women TTC #1. It's abandoned now, so I thought I'd see if anyone was interested in one now.

A little about me:
I'm 26 yo, about 5'6 and 190 lbs. At my heaviest I was 320, that was a few years ago, so the weight is coming off slowly. It can be done! I eat healthy (most of the time-I chocolate lol) and exercise regularly.
This is our first month TTC #1. I'm excited and nervous!

I worry about the little things with being overweight that I know I'd like support for....I worry no one will know Im pregnant until Im ready to pop! What a nightmare. I worry that my OH will think Im gross (he wont, probably, he's pretty great).

Obviously, I'm new to the journey and would love some of you ladies to join me



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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 11:35 AM   2
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Hey, so glad to hear about other who are plus size and ttc. We have been trying for only about three months . I have very irregular periods so we don't know when or if I am ovulating. Just received our ovulation test strips in the mails today as we bought them online. Hope we have some luck! I am getting frustrated. early I know but can't be helped. Looking forward to making some friends and sharing some experiences.



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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 11:44 AM   3
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Welcome Lizzy25! Good luck and keep us posted on how everything is going. I'm glad yo stopped by!



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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 12:19 PM   4
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I am in for sure! I am about 60 lbs overweight and on my second cycle of TTC. Being a student, I certainly don't exercise as much as I would like but I do try to get out to the gym at least a couple of times a week. Good to find a thread such as this one, and also I was excited to see an article the other day geared toward overweight/BBW TTC or pregnant that pooh-poohed all this talk about how if you are over your ideal weight you are destined for gestational diabetes, etc. Obviously if you are putting in the effort to eat a healthy diet and staying active, there is no reason to believe that you will have anything other than a perfectly normal pregnancy and delivery.



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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 12:36 PM   5
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I should join this thread too. I am 28 years old, 5'3 and about 205lbs. I would like to lose about 50-60lbs. I put on a ton (30 lbs) of weight after my wedding because I think I stopped caring about my looks (bad news!)

Well my husband and I are currently on Neurta-systems and I try to exercise 5 days a week and if we aren't exercising we promised each other we would take the dogs for a long walk. Since we just recently started our diet I have lost 5 lbs. I know it will slow down eventually, but I am already feeling better!



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 12:38 PM   6
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rockinmomtobe- AWESOME job losing so much weight! Very impressive!



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 13:13 PM   7
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Hi guys so glad there are others out there! I'm overweight too - I have always been so but last year especially as I was in a horrendous job that I have since left but has left me with a few extra stone unfortunately. I think I'm about 200lbs... Give or take. I have switched to a job in retail where I am on my feet all day and have look presentable so I am hoping this will help. Oh and obviously the thought of a bfp too! I was o'ing on cd20 but this month I seem to have o'd on cd14 which is encouraging. We have been ttc for 10 months. Hope we all get to be bump buddies



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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 15:54 PM   8
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I'm so excited that you guys are responding! I don't feel so alone anymore!

Maybe.Baby-thanks so much for the info about gestational diabetes. That's my biggest fear, but you're so right, it doesnt have to go that way if we're doing everything we can to be healthy

Goldstns- thanks so much & I totally know what you mean about not caring what you look like, I get like that about every six months lol, but Im getting better. Keep it up!

Try2FindBaby- I'm currently at a not so great office job where I sit most of the day, I hate it! Well, I hate sitting all day anyway and I came to this job from childcare where I was moving ALL the time, it made a huge difference in my weight. I know exactly what you mean....welcome!

So.....Where are you ladies in your cycles? I haven't O'd yet, but it's my first month off BC, so I'm not entirely sure if Im going to O or not. But right now, we're just DTD whenever the mood strikes and keeping our fingers crossed! I'll keep you all updated!



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 16:21 PM   9
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I am at CD 10. however do to hormonal issues I don't really know what to expect with each cycle. We have an appointment with a fertility doc on the 21st. Hopefully all goes well and I can get on some track to get my body more predictable.

This month we are just BD every other day and when I am most fertile (which I track with temps, CM and OPK's) then we will BD every day for a little bit. Otherwise I try not to let myself symptom spot during the 2WW (actually got good at this) and this months I am going to try to relax and NO stress allowed. Anything that normally stresses me out (aka family) will be put on hold right now.



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 17:17 PM   10
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I am supposedly 3dpo but ff isn't 100% sure! So test date is 16th jan unless af visits first



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