Post # 1
Since our wedding my weight has gone up and back down again in excess of 10 lbs in each direction. My current weight is between 5-10 lbs beneath when I got married, and I am still about 10 lbs away from my ultimate goal weight. I do have some other health problems. I have read though that it is bad for your health to go up and down and all over and I am wondering – how long after losing the weight would YOU wait before TTC?
Post # 3
@GreenDream: Hi! I guess it depends on a number of factors… Is your weight as it is currently going to be a “risk factor” for pregnancy? I could stand to loose a few pounds but my BMI is around 23 so its not viewed as a risk for pregnancy. Also, when I have dieted in the past it has always affected my cycles. How are your cycles? If they are pretty regular and you are “normal” dieting i.e. not some crazy diet that cuts out major food groups? If not, then there should be no problem starting TTC as I imagine you must be eating pretty healthy, which is great for TTC.
So in short, if your weight is not going to be a major risk factor for a healthy pregnancy and your diet is not too crazy then I say go for it!
Post # 4
I voted ASAP unless the “other health problems” pose an issue.
Post # 5
It depends. 1– like other, is your weight a risk factor or you just want to be at a healthier or more optimal weight for you? If you are fluctuating within a healthy weight, and are doing any crash diets that are affecting your cycles, I dont see a medical reason to wait.
However, losing weight is HARD, so if you’ve been working on this for a while and you just want to enjoy the fruits of your labor (ha, no pun intended) and flaunt your nice shape, why not wait a little while before gettign pregnant and changing your shape all over again?
It just depends on what you want– if you are young and have plenty of time and aren’t dying for a baby, wait. If you are concerned about your age or just really want a baby now, go for it!
One thing– when I went off the pill, I actually did gain a little bit of weight instead of losing it like I hoped. Something to keep in mind if you are on it now.
Post # 6
@Sea_bass: No, not a high risk factor. My cycles are regular even though I have been watching what I eat, no changes there. I think I am normal dieting, or at least I am now. I just got off a 15 day raw vegan meal plan and am back to my version of normal eating – lots of fruits and veggies still, but I cook my foods and I do eat some meats – chicken, turkey, or seafood. Thanks!! I am thinking we are ready.
@SapphireSun: The other health problems definitely do cause an issue! Not for the pregnancy, more for my life with children afterward. They don’t seem to be going anywhere though, probably sticking around for the rest of my life, so why not do it while I’m still young? That’s how I figure it.
@foodnerd81: Never been on the pill in my life 😀 so I dodged that weight gain bullet! Haha. The hard work is a very good point… I don’t think any doctor worth their salt would be very happy about me trying to avoid weight gain if I got pregnant, either. So… as long as it’s not that bad for me to go up again so soon, doesn’t seem to be any medical reason why I shouldn’t.
I have spoken about both the weight loss and wanting to TTC with my family doctor and he is a very good doctor. He just doesn’t seem very interested. My husband has seen him since he was a child, same with his father. He explained it to me as him seeing many people everyday who tell him how much weight they need to lose and that he is just a bit jaded.