(Closed) Weight Gain before ttc? Bonus poll

posted 4 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Weight gain
    Happened to me : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Happened to someone I know : (0 votes)
    I'm sorry, but you're a little crazy : (4 votes)
    13 %
    This is just typical post-wedding weight gain : (23 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 2
    1784 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    MrsYoshida:  I gained a little bit before I got pregnant, but I think it had more to do with moving to a place where I don’t have to bike to work than the baby fever.

    I’ve never heard of weight changes caused by getting ready to try to get pregnant. It could just be happy wedding weight, or your metabolism slowing down, which is unfortunately normal after your early twenties.

    Post # 3
    211 posts
    Helper bee

    MrsYoshida:  I gained a little weight, but I chalk mine up to stress eating.  TTC was really difficult for us emotionally (fun at times, but still hard) and I think I wound up eating more comfort foods.

    Post # 4
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I gained a few pounds before I got pregnant, but not because of any reason other than I was suuuper stressed out and work and bailed on my diet.  

    Post # 5
    5001 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    MrsYoshida:  Did you live with your husband before getting married? It’s probably more due to moving in or just being married (“happy weight”). I gained about 5 pounds since getting married a year ago, but it was intentional to get my body more ready to TTC since my BMI was too low. 

    Post # 6
    3378 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I gained weight in the year before TTC, but I attribute that to hormonal changes associated with coming off the pill.  Who knows, but that’s what made the most sense to me.

    Post # 7
    8613 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Metabolism slows down as you age.

    Post # 8
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Sounds like “happy weight” to me!  Google “newlywed weight gain” and you will see what I mean.

    FWIW I gained “happy weight” after the wedding, lost it, then gained it again after coming off of the pill to prepare for TTC.  

    Post # 9
    2512 posts
    Sugar bee

    MrsYoshida:  Ok, so this may sound a little “new-agey” of me but since you said your lifestyle hasn’t changed at all…

    I believe our brains are very powerful things. I think having such a strong desire for children, getting pregnant, and realizing that you want it NOW has left you thinking about it a lot. And I think, in a way, our bodies physically respond to psychological triggers like that.

    Kind of like how being so emotionally upset you can make yourself physically sick.

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