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Any plus size mama's out there?

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charlottexox Tue 16-Feb-16 16:32:24

Just wondered if there is any plus size mama's out there who are currently pregnant or were plus size in their pregnancy?
This is my first pregnancy and I am just over 15st and size 18/20.
I was wondered if any of you had a normal / healthy pregnancy? I am currently 12 weeks. Also when did you start showing? I feel like because I am overweight it won't make much difference when I have a bump wink haha.

bippitybopityboo Tue 16-Feb-16 18:44:22

Meeeee! I'm a size 24 so much bigger so far all has been well! Touch wood wink congratulations and good luck for your pregnancy smileflowers

bippitybopityboo Tue 16-Feb-16 18:44:42

Sorry should have mentioned I'm 19 weeks too x

nixxxy Tue 16-Feb-16 18:50:02

I'm a size 18 and happily having a very 'normal' pregnancy at 34 weeks. I'm high dependency due to my BMI but perfectly healthy aside from this. No gestational diabetes, no problems with mobility. I didn't start showing until later on - I'm due the end of March, I started showing obviously just before Christmas. I've actually lost weight during pregnancy too, only gained around 3kg which is all baby weight according to my maternity dietician. No need to worry at all, I'm sure you'll start showing - I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy! smile

zannyminxoxox Tue 16-Feb-16 19:42:25

Im size 24 and have had 2 normal pregnancies and this one is currently going ok at 33 weeks (hopefully stays that way) 😊

sophied1983 Tue 16-Feb-16 20:38:39

Me!!! It is reassuring to speak to others.

I've actually lost a couple of kg in the first couple of months.

anaaugusto1992 Tue 16-Feb-16 22:06:13

Meeee! grin I am also a size 18/20. I am currently 36 weeks and only gained 8 kg. I was also concerned about 'showing' and can say only around 4 months people started saying they could see a little bump (which has become massive by now and everyone can see it). So far had a very healthy pregnancy and been checked for diabetes which was neg. You should be okay just remember to eat well balanced so you can get all the good vitamins and nutrients for your little one.

Good luck! wink

stumblymonkey Tue 16-Feb-16 22:12:59

I'm not pregnant but it's reassuring to find this thread. I've just started SW but with everything I've read was starting to think I might be unlikely to conceive (we are TTC DC1, cycle 2) until I'd lost a significant amount of weight.

It's been playing on my mind as I'm already 33.

Good to hear it's not necessarily a 'given' that I won't be able to get upduffed!

MadrigalElectromotive Tue 16-Feb-16 22:46:25

Me. I'm a size 18 and 25 weeks at the moment. Have got a bump now, and feel a bit self conscious but other than that the weight hasn't caused any problems so far!

KnitFastDieWarm Tue 16-Feb-16 22:57:18

I've got a three month old but was about 90 something kilos and a size 14/16 when I got pregnant (I'm ridiculously dense and heavy boned so although I look big, I don't look that big iyswim and I'm pretty hourglass shaped).

I started pregnancy with the usual dire warnings about how I was definitely going to get gestational diabetes/pre eclampsia/spd/give birth to the antichrist grin because of my bmi. as my pregnancy progressed normally, my blood pressure and sugars stayed low, and I stayed the same weight give or take a kilo a succession of midwives were often to be seen looking perplexed at me, my notes and then at my bmi and back again grin

I had an uneventful pregnancy (felt pretty sick but nothing dangerous) and although I ended up needs a c section that was nothing to do with my weight.

I showed pretty early but I don't carry much weight on my tummy (it's all tits arse and thighs!) so I had a nice little obvious bump by about 17 weeks.

KnitFastDieWarm Tue 16-Feb-16 22:59:53

also, I actually weigh less now than I did when i got pregnant - in the first trimester I felt too sick to eat a lot and in the last trimester the baby is so big that they act like a kind of human gastric band and you can only eat a few bites of anything at a time before bloating and raging heartburn sets in grin

Egid86 Wed 17-Feb-16 07:15:23

Yes -me! Size 18. Lost 3.5 stone prior to getting pregnant but still awaiting a bollocking about my weight at the dating scan in 2 weeks. I'm 11+1 today. Midwife was really nice but didn't weigh me and said they would at my scan etc so I'm thinking great name and shamed in front of my boyfriend... who is nothing but amazingly supportive but still... Haha. Even though I'm only 11 weeks I feel that my stomach feels different and a slightly different shape when I'm laid down but nothing showing through my fat yet. I'm trying to do exercise each day and eating the best I can (finally getting over the sickness now) so hopefully will try and be as fit as I can be. Still at slimming world too.

delilabell Wed 17-Feb-16 09:16:25

I'm a size 22 and started looking "properly pregnant" at 19 weeks.
I'm 28weeks now and have a very obvious bump.
I lost 3/4's of a stone in the first trimester because I felt so Ill but I've now put that back on.
Pregnancy has been fine so far. Baby is perfectly on the 50th percentile. Only issue I have us high blood pressure which I've never had a problem with before.
hope everything goes well for you.

frikadela01 Wed 17-Feb-16 09:25:05

I'm a size 18/20 and went 20 weeks yesterday. I had high bp at my booking in so was seen by the consultant who suspects it was preexisting. I was put on medication and will have extra scans after 28 weeks. Other than that everything has been fine. I won't lie the consultant appointment was brutal and I balled my eyes out afterwards because although I'm not naive to the risks being overweight poses, hearing it all in one go was not nice.

I had my 20 week scan yesterday and everything is measuring as normal.

I've started getting a bit of a bump the last week or so but it's my boobs that people notice first because they have gotten huuuuge(er).

scarletribbonsforherhair Wed 17-Feb-16 11:48:30

Me too! And it's so reassuring to know I'm not alone, especially when people judge you on your size so much! I've actually lost weight, I'm in my 25th week and started to show the last couple. I didn't feel baby kick until wk 24, midwife said this is normal due to the extra layers I'm carrying. Congrats on the baby to be hope all goes well smile

SaraC8 Wed 17-Feb-16 14:21:33

Hi, I've just joined, been lurking for a bit smile I've got my booking in appt with the midwife next week, all seems a bit surreal still! I've been worried about exactly this, my boyfriend thinks I'm worrying about nothing but I'm a size 16/18 and my bmi (which I personally think is rubbish) is too high and I'm petrified about the bollocking I'm probably going to get sad I've always been healthy apart from a bad back, blood pressure is always good and I haven't been eating any more than usual. Just not looking forward to being told off, it's getting me down. So glad others feel the same! And nice to hear some good stories

sophied1983 Wed 17-Feb-16 17:53:09

My booking appointment was fine. Was never made to feel bad about weight. My BMI is very high but blood pressure good and other indicators in bloods fine so they put me as a low risk birth.

I had all the same anxieties before going though!

sophied1983 Wed 17-Feb-16 17:55:47

ps. I have 2 x pairs of under bump skinny maternity jeans from New Look if anyone is interested. Size 18 and only been worn once.

bippitybopityboo Wed 17-Feb-16 18:02:57

My bmi is VERY high and I was never made to feel embarrassed or ashamed in any way. It's definitely not ideal but as log as you make sure you do everything you can to have a good healthy pregnancy that all that they ask!
Lots and lots of green veg some light daily exercise like swimming or walking is good!
Here's to hoping we all have happy healthy pregnancies.
Also scans can be awkward but some reassurance from me my 12 week scan was lovely slightly less clear than my skinny minnie friends but it was lovely and we saw everything!
Here's to hopefully happy healthy pregnancies ladies smileflowers

melonribena Wed 17-Feb-16 18:05:07

Me! Size 18 and much bigger than my first pregnancy.
I'm 7+4 and worrying about being told off by someone at an appt!
Glad to hear everyone else is ok

frikadela01 Wed 17-Feb-16 19:17:52

Just to clarify I mentioned my consultant appointment was brutal... not because I got a telling off but because she obviously had to tell me all the risks associated with high bmi and high blood pressure and hearing her list all the things (it was a long list)kind of tipped me over the edge emotionally and made me feel like shit. Everyone was very supportive and even the consultant reassured me that what is done is done and managing from here on in is the key rather than dwelling on shoulda woulda couldas. I don't think they are really in a position to tell you off... fat lot a's going to do since its too late to change the fact you're pregant and overweight.

Northernlight22 Wed 17-Feb-16 20:35:42

Me! I was doing slimming world and I'm hoping to continue for a while yet to keep my weight and diet in check

WombOfOnesOwn Thu 18-Feb-16 02:13:09

I started pregnancy at a size 28. I'm now almost 40 weeks...and still a size 28, haven't had to stop wearing a single one of my pre-pregnancy dresses, skirts, or blouses!

Funny thing -- no one, and I mean no one -- asks me if I'm pregnant. Everyone's too afraid the fat woman is just fat with a big belly, even though at this point I'm a waddling mess when I leave the house!

sailinggirlie Thu 18-Feb-16 03:16:15

Me! Size 20 and now 40 weeks pregnant. All has been fine so far! X

charlottexox Thu 18-Feb-16 20:52:39

wow I am honestly getting emotional just reading all your replies [lets blame it on the hormones wink).
I am so chuffed the ladies who have had their baby's or are still waiting on their baby's arrival have had healthy and happy pregnancies smile.
I turned 13 weeks today grin and my biggest cravings are sweet things chocolate so may have to change that to something more healthier blush.
I feel like there is always such a stigma with plus size ladies in pregnancy, for example - my nana (who never uses her brain before opening her big mouth!!) said to me the other day "but Charlotte, are you SURE you're pregnant?" and looked down at my big tummy! I was upset even though she knows I am because she has seen my scan photo sad.
But what can ya do with ignorant people eh?!
Us big, pregnant mama's gotta stick together wink
As for the lady TTC and is plus size, you go girl!! I was told I couldn't get pregnant due to my weight and having PCOS - but here I am! Sending baby dust to you flowers.

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