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Hello everyone.... I just wanted to say Hi and introduce myself. I am currently not pregnant but DH and I would soon like to TTC. I will be 35 in Nov and Im running out of time! LOL I am a plus size woman but have been losing weight for the last 2 years. Ive been doing weight watchers and when I started I was at 443. I just hit 299 and the thought of having a lil one is getting stronger and stronger. I currently take BC but was told to stop soon since it may take a while to conceive. My doc would like me be around 250 before I conceive but not sure if I can wait that long. LOL. I work in billing for a Pediatrician so being around all the lil babies does not make it much easier. Any thoughts or suggestions for a wannabe mom would be great as Im not quite sure how or when we should even begin to TTC.
Hi Becca! Welcome to the group! We have a great group of ladies here and they are super supportive. I am Beth (37) and currently pregnant with #1 due in Nov. I started my pregnancy at 290 lbs. Your doctor is right about it taking a while to conceive. It took DH and I 9 months and due to my age, I was beginning to worry. Funny thing is that when my regular doctor referred me to the ob/gyn, it was for an infertility consult but low and behold, when the date of the appointment arrived, I was already six weeks pregnant. I guess it happens that way sometimes.
I can imagine that working around babies all the time does not make it easier. I have a friend who works in a day care center and until she had her DD last October, she said it was rough being with children all day and not having one of her own when she and her DH wanted a child so bad.
Hope your Sunday is wonderful.
first of all, congratulations on losing so much weight! that is outstanding!!
I'm Chelsea (21) married to Sam (24) and we're expecting our first in August! I started my pregnancy at 204 and am now up to 224...my ob wanted me to wait until I was down to about 180 before getting pregnant, but my ob referred me to a fertility specialist and she said that my weight was fine for trying IUI, and low & behold we got preggo on the first try with it!
I have never worked around kiddos, but I did have a couple of friends with kids which made my baby fever really bad..esp. since all the kids were surprises, and we had been trying so hard and got nothing back! i think seeing my BFP made it all hte more special knowing how badly this little girl was wanted! so i think the fact that you have worked SO hard for this will make the wait WELL worth while!
I definitely think you should stop taking BC sooner than later because it can take someone in their 20's up to a year to regulate their cycles after being on BC...not sure on the stats for anyone who is in their 30s, but i would imagine it's about the same? Also I would rec. charting once you go off just to watch the patterns! FertilityFriend.com is a great resource and explains everything you need to know!
I wish you lots and lots of babydust and I hope you stick around!!
December 9, 2013
5:20PM 8lb3oz 20.5"
Hospital water birth
Hi Becca, and welcome, congrats on that weightloss, that's awesome, as far as ttc I think most doctors are going to tell you that they want you to lose weight first, but that can be hard, I was right around 300 when I got pregnant with my first lil one and that was also about my starting weight this time. As far the bc I would discontinue taking it asap, I was on depo and it took 18 months after my last shot before af returned at all and another 6 months from there till we conceived, this time around it took of 16 months of actively trying, we were not trying not preventing for a year or so before that, so for us it always takes quite a while to conceive, but that is not the case for all plus size gals, I am hoping that you will soon get your bfp.
Chelsea had a great suggestion for using Fertility friend, it's very helpful at getting to know your cycles, which is very important if you do eventually have to see a specialist. I might also try using ovulation prediction kits, they are helpful to allot of women. I would also try to go ahead and start taking a good prenatal vitamin with folic acid, it's always good to do so that when you do get preggo you already have those wonderful vitamins in place.
By the way my name is Vicki (29) married to Harlan (31) and we have one son Caleb (3) and we are expecting our second little boy (Ethan) december 5th, and I really look forward to getting to know you
Glad you joined us. I am Carol (31) married to Bryan (28) and am on pregnancy #3. I can relate somewhat. My first pregnancy was almost 10 years ago, second ended with a miscarriage, and this one is going along as smooth as can be expected with blood deficiencies and high blood pressure. When I started this pregnancy I was 273...stopped smoking within a month and went to 293 and now I have stayed at 293 since. occasionally I gain a few pounds but then I always lose it. Did the same with DD. Lost after getting pregnant.
But glad to meet you and look forward to getting to know you more.
Thank you all for such a warm welcome! After lots of talking with DH this weekend, I have decided to call my doc today and see about going off the pill. And also to introduce myself more... Im Rebecca (34) and my DH Chris(35). I have a step-daughter that will be 17 in Dec but this will be our first.