(Closed) Mom is anti PS pregnancy

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, she’s a piece of work. What kind of person feels that Thanksgiving dinner is the appropriate place to voice those concerns. It’s none of her business anyway. If you’re healthy enough to get pregnant and carry a baby then your weight shouldn’t even be an issue. I know plenty of plus size women who have had complication free pregnancies and births and now have beautiful children as a result. 

Post # 4
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5546 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

There are differnt concerns when one is larger and pregnant, mainly that the amount of weight one should gain is adjusted based off pre-pregnancy BMI, but if you and your doctor are okay with the weight you are now then that is all that matters. I’m sorry they are being unsupportive! 

Post # 5
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

That really bothers me – nobody should be unsupportive of a pregnancy. You know more than anyone about how healthy you are and what you’re doing to support your body, so in my opinion it’s nobody else’s business. 

Post # 6
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6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

It’s really none of her business, and that is plain ridiculous. Only you and your doctor can really have opinions on such a thing. I would be SO ticked off. I’m PS and we’re planning on TTC next year (or so). The REASON I am PS is because of fertility issues that will possibly resolve themselves with the hormones of pregnancy. Irony, huh? Lol.

Post # 7
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764 posts
Busy bee

What is PS?

Post # 9
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@AmeliaBedelia: Exactly, THIS! It’s like a cycle – people just assume if you’re overweight, it’s because you’re lazy/don’t work out/blah blah blah. My fertility stuff has made losing weight RIDICULOUSLY hard… but people don’t get that. So frustrating.

Post # 10
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6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@jaguar: Exactly! The assumption is that you are fat, lazy, and eat tons and tons of unhealthy food. NO. Fiance and my brothers (heck, even my teeny little sister) could eat more than I do every day! They assume you’ve “made yourself” this way when in fact that is false for some of us. Ticks me off to no end. I can do just as much as my skinny friends when it comes to workouts, I have incredible muscle tone in my legs. But no, I’m lazy and clearly want to be overweight. Whoooo end rant. Ha.

 I have tried 23894 different diet-type things, nothing has worked. On my TTC thread though dodgerckl (ckpl? ahhh i’m embarassed I can’t remember) said she’s lost 48 lbs because of the hormones. Hope!

ETA: Sorry to sort of threadjack. It’s related but still, sorry! Your mom is insensitive and really put her neck out there with comments like that. Again, I’m sorry you had to deal with that. It’s ridiculous.

Post # 11
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7422 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t really see how it is any of her concern.  As long as your OBGYN feels its ok- thats the advice I would heed.

Post # 13
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1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@eeniebeans: I went to my OB/GYN this week. I’m overweight at the moment, about a size 14. She told me to focus on working out to not only lose the weight, but to have my body in better shape for a future baby. She also told me that we can still continue to try and not let my weight stand in the way of it. If anything, my visit reconfirmed my need to get to the gym more often and be in better shape. It didn’t make me feel like we couldn’t conceive or were freakish because I’m a bit overweight.

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