(Closed) Any Plus Sized Moms or Moms to be out there?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Me, me, me!! We also just started to TTC/NTNT last month as well! I have PCOS so it’s making it a tad challenging (I don’t ovulate every month – and right now I’m on CD40 with no period in sight because I didn’t ovulate…)

I know there’s a lot of scary info out there, but I think the most important thing is that you’re a healthy plus-sized woman. I have been PS my whole life, it is just the way my body was made, and I know that I’m not going to be a skinny minny EVER, so I’m just working towards being as healthy as I can be for me (not when any book says) and trying to lose those stubborn 10 pounds that can make a big difference.

I don’t have any other health conditions that are normallly associated with PS women (high blood pressure, high sugar levels, etc) so I’m taking that as a cue that it’s okay to TTC. If any of those issues are present, however, I’d work on getting those under control before taking the TTC plunge.

So, like I said, my biggest challenge is the PCOS. But I really hope we can keep this thread going because it’s a different type of support that PS mama’s (or mama’s to be) need!

There’s also a really supportive community for PS Moms/To Be on BabyCenter. I haven’t joined yet but was thinking about it.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Me! I’m plus sized, normally an 18, now a maternity 18.LMAO I’m good healthwise. No Gestational diabetes (likeeveryone expects!) no high blood pressure (as usual), no problems at all. My plus sized pregnancy has been quite uneventful health wise.

I’ve only gained 12lbs so far, so that’s good. My doctor didn’t want me to go over 20, so I’m doing excellent! (32wks now)I don’t do anything different than a regular healthy diet, I just eat when I’m hungry, not eat just to eat “for two”. Some ppl go overboard!

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m really interested in this too! I’m plus size (size 18) and even though my Darling Husband and I arent TTC yet, I’ve been researching all about babies and pregnancy so I know what I need to do when it comes time for us to start TTC. I could probably eat healthier, but it’s really hard to when my Darling Husband puts up such a fight when I cook any sort of veggie. 🙁 I’m super curious as to how PS pregnancies go! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I am PS and pregant, and diabetic.  We aree 7 weeks pregnant.  Hubs and I were charting, charted 18 months to avoid, and were pregnant our first month trying.  He is very slender (practically skinny but he doesn’t like that word). I was an 18/20 and am still but some pants are getting a little snug. I have an appt with the diab. specialist later today (have already had three) because my sugar levels aren’t doing well.  I will answer any questions that I can for you.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Me too! Most stores I’m 18-20, but there are definitely pieces in my wardobe that are X, 1X, or 2X, depending on who made it!

We’re almost 9 weeks now, and I’m starting to find that non-stretchy pants and skirts (jean syle mostly), are getting really tight.

Last week I looked at Kijiji (it’s like Craigslist, but in my opinion better) to see if anyone locally is selling their maternity clothes. I thought it would be less likely to find plus-size maternity there, but I was wrong! I wanted to know how much I could save by buying used. Wow, did I save a bundle! I haven’t tried it all on yet, but I’ve washed every single piece and plan on making sure they are all true plus size pieces this week. If not, I’ll be re-selling them.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@nskillet: So glad to have a buddy! I just went to Target this morning and started on their pre-natal vitamins, so along with taking the dog for a loooot more walks, I’ve definitely changed my eating habits already. Just trying to eat all-around healthier and cut portion sizes. I’ve also cut way down on diet soda, and I’m trying to drink a lot more water 🙂

We pretty much know that we’re in for a long haul with my PCOS (wish this darn body would ovulate regularly!) but when I get discouraged, I always look at this picture from our wedding. How could I not try everything humanly possible to give this man a baby?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@smileyd: Yeah that’s one thing I was thinking about! Where the heck do you get plus size maternity clothes?? I saw Old Navy has a section, but is there anywhere else? Do the normal maternity stores have bigger sizes? Like, Pea in the Pod, Motherhood, etc.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hello, Ladies, congratulations on all the TTC/pregnancies! 8 years ago, I was a PS mommy-to-be, and although it wasn’t planned, it still ended up being perfect :). I had very few problems with my pregnancy, my biggest being ignorance when it came to morning sickness, cause I didn’t know they could give you anti-nausea meds, so I lost 14 pounds in 2 weeks before I went to the doctor. Other than that and a slightly elevated blood pressure in my last 2 weeks, it was smooth sailing! To answer some questions, yes, you will look pregnant, not just “curvier”, yes, you will feel the baby kick (hard!!), and no, you will not necessarily be diabetic! It’s an awesome journey, one I wouldn’t trade for anything, and I wish you all the best!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am a street 20/22. I have gained 10 lbs total and that fluctuates every month. I am 25 weeks now and the only medical problems I am having are not related to being plus sized. My first pregnancy was a premie baby so I have to get 17p shots weekly to keep the baby in there as long as possible. I have also been passing kidney stones which can happen at any time in life. I feel the baby kick daily and started to feel him months ago. I have to get my glucose test in the next week or so but I am not anticipating any problems there.

For the record I used to have high blood pressure but that was over 6 years ago and my stress levels are minor compared to what I went through then. I get my sugar and thyroid tested yearly and that always comes up normal. Other than my cholesterol being bad I have no major health problems.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@AbbyDabbyDoodleBug: Check Target as well. I have see nsome items at Motherhood, but Target also has a few items there. I got some really comfy pants form Target. You just have to look a wee bit harder to find them. 🙂

I went to Goodwill and to the local thrift store to find clothes and some I jsut went up a few sizes and some had maternity clothes.

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