Post # 1
Just a theoretical question – would you? I know many people plan to continue dropping weight while they try to conceive, and since the average conception time seems to be anywhere in the 3 – 6 month category…is it something anyone else would consider?
Do you think there’s much of a difference in those 10 pounds (obviously, the answer to this will vary widely – I’d expect petite women to view it as a bigger issue than taller, more heavily-built people).
Edit: I just wanted to add – if you have conceived before when you were 10 – 20 pounds overweight (by the BMI scale), did doctors give you grief about it? Has that affected your decision?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Personally, at ten pounds, yes. But I get severe morning sickness and will likely lose those ten pounds in the first trimester once pregnant.
Post # 4
I would, 10lbs doesn’t seem like enough weight to put off TTC.
Post # 5
I would, as conceiving would be more important to me
Post # 6
I started TTC at about 30lbs higher than I wanted to. Have been trying to lose weight, and got pregnant within that month that I started losing weight. I’m still trying to lose weight, just not as hard so I don’t jeopordize anything.
Post # 7
I’m actively TTC and 10+ lbs overweight. I eat healthy and work out consistently but remain overweight. I want to obviously be as healthy as possible to carry a baby but am not going to postpone TTC until I lose those 10 or so pounds.
Post # 8
I would as well. And losing 10 lbs only took me 1.5 months anyways.
Post # 9
I would start TTC. I can’t imagine working by butt off to loose 10 lbs just to gain it all back with baby. Obviously there’s health benefits to loosing the 10 lbs, but I wouldn’t stress over it.
Post # 10
@CookieCreamCakes: I dont see why not, unless a doctor tells me otherwise or if my health somehow its not good, like if i have high blood pressure or high cholestorel, that kinda thing that may hurt baby or me while pregnant.
Post # 11
10 lbs is not much. It wouldn’t delay me, for sure. I’m also 6’1″, so 10 lbs is only like half a dress size – you can barely see a difference when I lose/gain that much weight!
Post # 12
Yes, I would TTC anyway. I’m 15 lbs above my ideal weight and we’re still TTC. I figure whatever, it’s just 15lbs.I want a baby more than I want to lose 15 lbs! I figure as long as you’re healthy and do your best to stay healthy that’s what counts the most.
Post # 13
Hmmm… I’m about 100 lbs overweight and TTC, so yes. 🙂
Post # 14
@mrshunnybunches: Me too. I’m quite overweight, been working on it but newly PG. I am going to do everything in my power to be healthy during the pregnancy.
Post # 15
I don’t think 10 lbs is worth putting off TTC. Ten pounds shouldn’t be enough to affect your fertility drastically. I’ve gained about 5 lbs since my wedding and am actively working to lose it while also actively TTC. Once I get pregnant, I’ll just focus on eating healthy.
@crayfish: It’s so amazing the difference almost a foot in height makes – I’m 5’2″, lost 10 lbs last year and that equated to 2 dress sizes! Kind of funny how drastic the difference is. One more reason why I’d kill to have a few more inches of height!
Post # 16
Yes. Absolutely. I wouldn’t delay and would focus on getting healthier while TYC.