re: Plus Size & Pregers
posted 23rd Feb
First time pregger's of 34 weeks and plus sized. It does make you have this sense of insecurity though doesn't it? Like can people tell that I am pregnant or do I just look more larger than I was before. I also wished I was like the skinner pregnant women who you no undoubtedly that they're pregnant and not just chubby. You get this feeling like they get more questions then you when going in public places like "awwe when are you do" and " oh is it a boy or girl". Ya no?quote
posted 24th Feb
I am pregnant with my first child at 30 y/o. Have suffered from PCOS most of my life, so I was thrilled to get knocked up! I weighed around 238 at my 9 wk appt, and lost 10 by my 13 week. I don't weigh myself at home, but I try to eat as healthy as possible since I'm high risk for gestational diabetes and have a heart condition that could lead to preeclampsia. I've only bought one pair of maternity jeans, and have several pairs of stretchy pants and oversized tshirts to last til Aug 20. I just dread the summer heat and having to buy shorts!quote
posted 25th Feb
plus size mama to be here quote
posted 25th Feb
this is my second pregnancy. The first one i was not plus size.. this one i am. i too started loosing a little right before i got pregnant. but that is probably one of the reasons i was finally able to get pregnant again. we have been trying for 5 years and no luck was about.to go on Clomid to help us out. i am proud to be plus size. i have noticed that at 6 wks i am showing more than with my first pregnancy. quote
posted 26th Feb
Quoting carmenona:" Is there any plus size moms to be out there that would like to share there concerns? This will be ... [snip!] ... lost some real weight before I went for round 2. I would actually like to have a chance to really look pregnant. Carmen"
I am considered plus size even though I dont look like it because of my build I guess. My only concern with being pregnant was caring the baby and still being over weight and making sure that I would enjoy my pregnancy. I also felt like I wouldnt show because I do have a belly and wanted to feel what all the other skinny moms felt and been able to experience the rounding of the belly I guess you would say. I am 24+5 and have started to show a little bit, but its all mostly fat and there are at times I get depressed because I want to be able to take pictures and share them on facebook and experience the joy of having a round belly and being able to show it off.
posted 5th Mar
im plus size woman i will going into have my second little girl tommorrow at 6am. 39 weeks. I didnt look preg till this last trimester.. But now i love it. I took pics recently of my belly. the lady couldnt believe it i dont have alot of stress marks. There not visible. I couldnt see myself skinny and preg. I love that im plussize and preg so does my bf.quote
posted 6th Mar
I am a plus size prego this is the second preg. but first baby. I was 300 lbs lost a 105 lbs which put my weight at 195 then found out i was prego I'm now 29 weeks prego and up to 227 lbs i feel bad cause when I go in stores to register or look at baby stuff people look at me like i am crazy they can not believe i am prego that is the worst feeling that you could ever get but know at almost 30 weeks you can start to see that im getting a prego belly just cant wait for her to get here then just as soon as she is her and im held up i think im going to try to lose my weight again quote
posted 9th Mar
This is my 2nd plus size pregnancy. With my first I started as an Australian size 12-14 and had constant morning sickness for all nine months. Since I was working and had to control my nausea, I did the only thing that worked, I ate starchy foods pretty much constantly to stop me hurling. As a result I finished as an Aus 16-18. I then had 4 months of physio to deal with pelvic instability and was just starting to lose my baby weight again when I fell pregnant for a second time. Much to my dismay I was initially denied access to my midwife program as they only take "low risk" pregnancies and I was too heavy. My midwife argued for me to be included however and so far I've had no complications. My BP is excellent and I passed my first glucose challenge (I have to do 2x 2hr tests as I am "high risk" for GD due to my weight even though I have no history). At 25 weeks I can actually see that I am losing fat this pregnancy (compared to 16 weeks), while my belly is growing my thighs and double chin are shrinking. Not because I am exercising (I have pelvic instability again that prevents that) but because I can eat normally and if anything, have less appetite due to the pregnancy. I also have to have a 36 week ultrasound to measure the size of my baby (My first was a normal 7lb13oz) as again I an "high risk" due to my weight.
I have to admit I find it very annoying that the fact that I am otherwise 100% healthy, my weight on it's own is enough to pigeon hole me as a high risk pregnancy and stigmatise me in the medical profession.
posted 9th Mar
m a plus size mum and loving every minute of it i have a 9 month old girl and am 34 weeks pregnant with a boy with my first pregnancy no one could tell i was pregnant till the last couple of weeks but with this pregnancy it shows a lot lol but there have been big boys born in my family. quote
posted 13th Mar
i've really been stressing over my weight. it seems like i gained about 15 pounds immediately with this pregnancy (2nd). any one else go through this?quote
posted 14th Mar
<blockquote><b>Quoting carmenona:</b>" Is there any plus size moms to be out there that would like to share there concerns? This will be ... [snip!] ... lost some real weight before I went for round 2. I would actually like to have a chance to really look pregnant. Carmen"</blockquote>
Hi Carmen, I'm angel and I am also a plus size preg mommy I'm in my 3rd pregnancy I have a 4 year old son, 2 year old daughter n I am expecting my 2nd son on April seventh..... I personally don't like what pregnancy does to my body at all I have severe acne darkening of my skins and swelling lol it sux but I am dealing I can say i don't think I look very pregnant unless yu kno me yud think I'm just plain old chunky so yu are def not alone just eat a lil healthier than yu might want to and work out moderately not to much just walk around the block or yu can google great exercises for pregnant women I think this was helpfully for me cuz now I see I'm super preg!! Hope this helps
posted 14th Mar
Hi there moms. I'm a new mom to be at 16 weeks. When i got pregnant, i was 210 pounds, 5'7", and 19 years old. I too was losing weight. I have now gained about 11 pounds, which i'm guessing is good. I know exactly what your talking about because i'm afraid that i won't look pregnany or i will be so huge that i won't be able to find clothes. My mom was huge when she was pregnant and i feel i will follow in the footsteps of her and also of having big babies. My husband and i didn't think it was going to happen because i had taken pregnancy tests and they all came up negative and i had all the signs. so when i took the last one i couldn't believe it. i had to go get a blood test. i'm just worried that i will have complications or i won't lose the weight i gain while i'm pregnant. Any advice? quote
posted 14th Mar
<blockquote><b>Quoting Emma'sMommy1207:</b>" i've really been stressing over my weight. it seems like i gained about 15 pounds immediately with this pregnancy (2nd). any one else go through this?"</blockquote>
I feel ya hun. This is my 3rd pregnancy and I have gained 5 pounds already and im just beginning my second trimester. I lost 30 pounds w my last one was kinda hoping this one was gona be like that lol guess not
posted 15th Mar
I was so disappointed to be 25 weeks and still not showing. I had twins my first pregnancy and STILL didn't show until the middle of my 6th month. My OB and the ultrasound tech say the baby is doing great so, I guess I just have to wait a little longer for her to grow so I will show, lol. I agree that being bigger and not showing does save money on clothes. Congrats to all the mommies-to-be. :-)quote
posted 15th Mar
First time Plus size momma to be here too. I was 290 ish pounds when I found out I was expecting. This was after loosing over 50 pounds and being told for 9 years that I would never carry my own kids due to scare tissue from abuse I endured as a child. Guess the Joke is on the Doctors that told me that load of BS.
My friends say they can tell that I am prego (I am 27 weeks and a few days now) but evidently the big belly isn't a give away as it should be. Was out with my Hubby to be dancing at our fave country bar and a Bar back was giving me a hard time for have a DD sticker on (all my drinks are free that way) telling me I should have a beer. You ladies should have seen the look on his face when I very politely informed him that I couldn't drink due to the fact I am building a tiny human.