Macy
Beginner October 2019

Plus size pregnancies

Macy, on September 16, 2019 at 2:36 PM Posted in Fitness and Health 0 10
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Hey ladies! I’m getting married next month and really want to start working on our family. I am have been losing weight( 23lbs far) but I’m still overweight and would like to continue to lose more(260, pic for reference). I’ve done some research on overweight pregnancies but wanted to ask what others experiences were?



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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    Great job on losing 23 lbs! Awesome! I am not speaking on first hand experience, but I have several close friends that have had an extremely easy overweight pregnancy and some that have had a ton of difficulties. They do sell tests online to test fertility or egg production, but ultimately I'd consult your doctor.

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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
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    Hey Macy!!!
    Obviously all women and their pregnancies will be different.
    I weigh much more than you but we were very lucky and conceived pretty quickly (like I'm 16 1/2 weeks pregnant and we got married 18 weeks ago). This is my first and obviously I'm not even halfway through yet but just wanted to share some of my experience!
    My OB obviously says weight is something to be monitored closely because it does have the potential to cause some problems (gestational diabetes, high blood pressure/preeclampsia etc). She let me know it's okay to lose weight still as long as it's because of healthy eating and positive changes in diet.
    She keeps an eye on my thyroid levels, had me do an early 3 hour glucose test because my initial bloodwork came back borderline diabetic, and has me check my blood pressure.
    I'd say just find a good OB/GYN to help put you at ease and who won't shame you for your weight (I've heard plenty of stories of that!)
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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    Hey Macy Smiley smile I don't have any experience/advice on this but I did want to say congratulations on your weight loss! I know how hard it is to lose weight, I've always gotten discouraged and it keeps me from keeping with it. But I'm starting the journey again in hopes of looking my best for the wedding! I'm so glad you're seeing results and I hope you continue to have success Smiley heart

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  • Macy
    Beginner October 2019
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    Thank you so much!
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  • Macy
    Beginner October 2019
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    Thank you for your kind words and encouragement!! It can be very challenging at times. I hope you are able to reach your goal whatever it may be!
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  • Macy
    Beginner October 2019
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    I have been to doctors who have left me in tears because of my weight so that is one fear for sure! My current pcp is so amazing and is helping me find ways that work for me to lose the weight which is wonderful!

    I think one of my biggest fears aside from the health aspect is gaining a ton more weight and not actually looking pregnant. I’m scared I will just look like I have gained weight and not have the cute round baby belly that everyone loves.
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
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    Oh I understand that 100%!!!
    I'm ina birth month club on the Bump forums and most of the other ladies are these small little petite things with the cutest bumps. I on the other hand just feel like a cow hoping my bump makes an appearance soon! My OB told me this morning the baby is still sitting pretty low in the pelvis so that obviously affects there being a bump or not. I like to think my belly is rounding out a smidge and I'm sure nobody believes me when I say I'm pregnant!

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  • Macy
    Beginner October 2019
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    I just want my pregnancy to be perfect, which is a lot to ask for!
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  • K
    Just Said Yes April 2020
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    Mom of three here. I've been overweight my entire life, even at my smallest (I lost almost 100lbs) I was still considered "plus size" (16/18). My first pregnancy was easy but the delivery was hell. My second pregnancy with my twins was hell and the delivery was easy. Weight had absolutely nothing to do with any of the issues that I had. And honestly, after becoming a mom, the pressure of how I look to other people goes away after trying to keep a human being alive.

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  • Macy
    Beginner October 2019
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    I wear size 16/18 jeans and I really don't feel like I am that big until I am in a photo beside someone tiny. I eat healthily 9 times out of 10, I am just not super active. But we have decided to just go for it and hopefully, things will go well. I have talked with a lot of people and some say they even continued to lose weight while pregnant! Thank you so much for your response!

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