(Closed) Struggling with weight but just decided to TTC

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

You want to be healthy ESPECIALLY if you’re TTC. It’s easier for your body to conceive when you’re at a healthy weight, so that’s one huge motivation right there. I’d also want to lose weight before getting pregnant so that you don’t have to lose as much after you have the baby! Plus, living a healthy, fit lifestyle is always a good thing, no matter what stage of life you’re in.

Post # 4
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The motivation should be you are trying to conceive and want your body in the best shape it’s ever been so you can grow the healthiest tiny human possible.

Pregnancy is not an excuse to gains tons of weight and going into it thinking, “I can gain all the weight I want!” is not healthy. You stand a far better chance to conceive if your body is in tip top shape and most doctors will recommend that you get yourself in a healthy range before TTC if you aren’t already.

Post # 5
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Doctors will most likely suggest you to not start up excercising after you get pregnant, unless you were already exercising before! So if you don’t start now, you might not be able to for 9+ months! 

Post # 6
5658 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

That’s a horrible mindset to go into being pregnant with. The weight you are expected to gain is exactly what you said “baby weight” not extra fat because you aren’t taking csare of yourself. ow is probably the best time than any other to start exercising and getting yourself into better shape health wise. Your pregnancy will go much smoother and you and baby will come out healthier in the end. Being healthy and in good physical health during pregnancy has MANY MANY benefits.


Post # 7
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Depending on how overweight you are your doctor will likely advise you to still lose weight or at least not gain any additional weight while pregnant.  The healthier you are before TTC and labor/delivery, usually the better outcome you will have.  It’s not a sin to exercise while pregnant either and baby weight can be damn near impossible to lose for some women so you may end up even heavier after the baby.

Post # 8
12244 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Liecey84:  Let’s say you want to lose 15lbs now. Let’s say that’s 20lbs when you get pregnant, and you gain 30lbs while pregnant (though I’ve gained 35lbs and work out 5 days a week… And most of the women in my birth group are up 35-40lbs)

Then you lose 20lbs of baby/fluids/stuff (yay!). But then you have 30 POUNDS to lose! While taking care of a newborn. Not fun!

As opposed to if you lost the 15lbs now, gained 30 with the pregnancy, lost 20 with the baby, and there you go! Back at your current weight after the baby is born.

Doesn’t that sound nice? No need to rush or freak out about losing weight after baby.

Post # 11
7643 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Liecey84:  Getting in better shape FOR the baby is a great motivation! I knew we were going to TTC in the fall so I started to lose weight and eat healthy not becuase I wanted to be thin before I had a baby, but because I knew the sooner I developed healthy habits, the easier it would be to maintain those habits during and after baby.

I lost over 25 pounds, ended up pregnant, and because of taking care of myself and getting that engrained in my mind, I have gained minimal weight, and the weight I have gained has been all belly (baby, fluid, blood, etc).

I look forward to continuing my weight loss journey after the baby and feel I will be able to reach my goal easier because of thehabits I picked up already.

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