Is there anyone out there similarly figured? Or anyone BTDT?
I was a size 16 pre-IFand a solid 18 by the time we got to the IVF transfer (a year and a bit later). I am relatively large-framed normally, but am considered obese by my BMI.
I have gained 6lbs so far at 8w5d, and our midwife has offered to refer me to a dietitian to talk about food and hopefully avoiding a GD dx later in pregnancy. I have resisted so far because I don't want to be fat-shamed or scared with a list of risks of my weight (I know the risks). I will probably go soon just to get an idea of how the extra calories should be distributed in my diet.
That said. My partner (the lovely @healz413)
does most of our cooking and definitely works hard to feed us both healthy, nutritious, whole foods. I should exercise more, and I have a weakness for breads but most of our extra weight piled on during our stressful IF treatments. I am actually less inclined to eat sweets and junk now that we are actually pregnant because my body just doesn't want them.
I guess I am just looking for support or words of wisdom from confident, plus-sized MOMs, or those who are pregnant now. I feel like so much focus on my body and weight has developed, even though I know most of it is my own doing --- I am
Just wondering how you all are managing it and keeping a positive body image.
queer couple - 32 (me) & 33 (my love) years old - donor sperm,
Our IF/TTC journey since Nov 2012.
Me: dx of DOR in Nov. 2012. Low AMH, AFC - 6, Normal FSH, SS-A (RO) Antibodies (Autoimmune issues), tubes clear, Sono (November 2013) NORMAL! <p>
7 IUI's - December 2012-September 2013. Medicated, Injected, Triggered.... all BFN.
My Love: (the amazing @Healz413)
Normal AMH & FSH, AFC ~27, blocked tube dx'd via HSG in 2012. Hydrosalpinx & ovarian cyst dx'd in May 2013.
dx of Stage IV Endo & bilateral salpinectomy in June 2013.
Partner IVF#1a- December 2013 - H's eggs, my Ute - CANCELLED due to low response
Partner IVF #1b - February 2014 - H's eggs, my Ute - ER February 4 (10 retrieved, 3 fertilized), Transfer Feb 7 of one Grade 1 and one Grade 2 day 3 embryos. 1 - Day 3, Grade 1 frosty saved. BFP - 6dp3dt via FRER, Beta #1 - 110, Beta #2 175, Beta #3 - 348, Beta #4 - 2222!, Beta #5 - 4255. Ultrasound (6w1d) - 2 heartbearts!
We lost our beautiful Twin baby girls on June 18, 2014. Tavin Sara and Casey Elizabeth were born at 21 weeks gestation and were absolutely beautiful, precious, amazing babies. We miss our daughters every day and love them with all our hearts.