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Conceiving when very overweight

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Ohhellothereladyface Sun 05-May-19 13:52:50

I would really like to think about trying for baby number 2, however I am significantly overweight and worried that it will take me so long to lose the weight that I will be too old to conceive blush
Has anyone else been significantly overweight (think 4-5stone blush) and had an easy time conceiving/a healthy pregnancy?
I desperately want to lose the weight and every day is the day I begin my diet and exercise regime, and I’m knackered after being up all night with DD (who is nearly 2 and doesn’t sleep!!!) and i end up snacking away.

Birdie6 Sun 05-May-19 13:59:10

I had no trouble. I was overweight when I conceived my daughter ( the doctor's referral letter said " I refer this obese young woman" so I definitely got the picture of what he thought ! )

Second time around I was a bit bigger , and got pregnant when I wanted to. I'm not convinced that being overweight is such a big problem with conceiving - you only have to walk around the shopping centre to see heaps of big girls who are expecting !

Birdie6 Sun 05-May-19 14:00:08

Good luck, by the way !

Ohhellothereladyface Sun 05-May-19 14:06:44

Thankyou so much for your message! Good to know you didn’t find it a barrier, I hope the same will be the case for me too.
I was overweight when I got pregnant with DD, but I did quite quickly lose the pregnancy weight (I can only think due to breastfeeding?!) however OH has made it clear he doesn’t want to try until I’ve lost quite a bit of weight and he thinks I will absolutely balloon and not be able to lose it with 2 kids to run around after blush

Hoppinggreen Sun 05-May-19 14:08:32

I have got pg very easily 3 times while weighing around 14.5 - 15 stones each time
Not ideal I know but had no effect at all

WorraLiberty Sun 05-May-19 14:21:58

You might want to consider the possible dangers to you and your baby.

They're very similar to smoking while pregnant.

NHS link here

StealthPolarBear Sun 05-May-19 14:24:58

Could you lose three stone in nine months and then start ttc?

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