(Closed) Very Plus size, PCOS and preggers…anyone else?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1653 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

MUAbride2be:  hey there 🙂  Congrats!  I know how you feel.  I am 9 weeks as of yesterday and definately have been experiencing the dull stretching/tightness/cramping.  It’s normal, and it just your body adjusting. 

There are separate boards for due dates, so you may want to join those.  I’m due early March, so I peruse and comment in both the Feb and March boards.

I know this is a scary time, just enjoy it and try not to stress (that’s what I keep telling myself anyway 🙂 

Post # 4
1112 posts
Bumble bee

MUAbride2be:  I’m jealous! I have PCOS and have been told I need medical intervention to have a baby! We start the process in October…so I’m just a few months behind you in this process (hopefully!!)

Good luck! I hope everything goes perfectly!

Post # 5
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

MUAbride2be:  First of all congrats!! Second of all it’s totallly normal to feel anxious/scared. As for your symptoms they sound completely normal too. When I was preggo w Dear Daughter my uterus stretched soo much and I was in intense pain! Back pain is common as well. Try your best to just relax and just take it easy if your back is acting up. Definitely join your month board to help get support from ladies going thru the exact same thing! GL to you!

Post # 6
807 posts
Busy bee

MUAbride2be:  I can relate! I have PCOS as well, and was about to start Femara (unfortunately or fortuately I am one of the “skinny PCOSers” so I didn’t have many other options to help with ovulation). I got pregnant my second cycle trying, but unfortunately that ended in a CP (RE mentioned it probably had nothing to do with PCOS though). The cycle later I got pregnant again, and am almost 10 weeks! I am a constant nervous wreck about things going wrong. I analyze every cramp, every day that I don’t feel sick, every time my boobs don’t hurt as much.

However, I realized that statistically speaking, at this point (past 6-7 weeks at least), miscarriage is generally low. I remind myself that every day is different, and to relax as best as I can for baby. I had cramping frm 4-8 weeks or so, and even had some spotting at 6 and 7 weeks (which turned out to be nothing). It’s a difficult time, and I really found joining my Feb 2016 mamas board helped me normalize the experience!


Post # 7
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

MUAbride2be:  Congratulations!!!  I am also pretty plus size was about 240 when I got pregnant – it took us a year to get pregnant and a PCOS diagnosis.  It turned out the same month I had my HSG done I got pregnant (after they told us the odds of me conceiving naturally were slim to none) – Dr. thinks my tubes were blocked and I didn’t know it.  It is perfectly normal to feel nervous and anxious – I know I was (honestly you will probably always be nervous – for the rest of your life!!!).  Also – I remember feeling like crap the first couple weeks the fatigue and bloat were awful and honestly it is a bad time when you are plus sized – already feeling big but then there is that wierd point in pregnancy where I just looked fat and not pregnant – but who cares you got a beautiful little baby in there!!!  

All I can say from my experience is enjoy every minute of it – you will and should have your own unique experience dont worry about what other people are doing it is about you!  Please let me know if you would like to talk or have any questions about my experience.  I do know that because I was plus-sized I had some more medical issues but it was all worth it and I have a happy little 5.5 month old now!

Post # 8
2514 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

MUAbride2be:  I felt totally lied to about pregnancy.   The discomfort, cramping, random symptoms start earlier than I ever thought they would. I thought I might be tired and nauseous during the first trimester… that’s it! Boy, was I wrong.  I was woken up by cramps that felt exactly like period cramps early on. Nothing made me feel ‘pregnant’ though.  MS kicked in a 7 weeks.  

Congratulations. Take each thing as it comes and realize there’s a big range of ‘normal’ for pregnancy symptoms and they start early!

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