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*~*~* WELCOME to TTC - PSW (Post introductions here)*~*~*

Welcome to TTC : Plus Sized Women!

I'm so glad that you have found us! This board is for Plus sized women who are TTC, TTC on hold, TTC taking a break or Thinking of TTC!! Everyone is welcome!

Have you run into any difficulties TTC due to being over your ideal weight? Have you been told to loose
weight before TTC? Have you been put down or mocked? Share your experiences with other women going
through the same things as you! Jump on in and join us!

If you are new to the boards please check out the Community Guidelines

Please feel free to post a "new here" etc. post when you arrive!

Looking for a cycle buddie?? Be sure to check out our Cycle list Please post your details on it if you would like to be added!

I am in the process of making blinkies for us! Here is some that i have made! I hope to add some more soon!

*Check this spot for updates!*

Here are some that i have found at various web pages.

If you want to find your own, search 'TTC blinkie' on a search engine (eg. google). You will find heaps of great blinkies!
Need help with your sig?? Check out the Photo Gallery and Signiature Help board.
PLEASE read and be aware of the Signiature Guidelines before creating a signiature!

Here is a list of frequently used acronyms. You can find a full list at Board Acronyms
TTC – Trying to Conceive
BFP – Big fat positive (a positive pregnancy test)
BFN – Big fat negative (a negative pregnancy test)
BPT – Blood pregnancy test
HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
FMU – First Morning Urine (used when taking a HPT)
O – Ovulation
DPO – Days Past Ovulation
LP - Luteal Phase
2WW – Two Week Wait (after ovulation, before a HPT can be taken)
BD – Baby dance; have sex.
DH – Dear/Darling Husband.
DS / DD / DSD / DSS - Darling son / daughter / step-daughter / step-son
SO – Significant Other
DP - Dear/Darling Partner
AF - "aunt flo", your period, "the witch"
CM - Cervical Mucus
CP - Cervical Position
FF- Fertility Friend (a website)
FM - Fertility Monitor
OPK - Ovulation Prediction Kit (also OPT, for Test)
KUP – Keep us Posted
PM – Private Message
M/C – Miscarriage
U/S - Ultra Sound
M/S – Morning Sickness
KWIM – Know What I Mean
IYKWIM - If You Know What I Mean
ITA – I Totally Agree
HTH – Hope That Helps
OT - Off/Other Topic

Helpful Resources
*Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. This is a very helpful book for anyone wanting to start TTC.
It clearly outlines and explains the Fertility Awareness Method, and teaches you how to chart your three
main fertility signs: Cervical position, Cervical mucous and Basil Body Temperature. It is highly recommended!

* Fertility Friend This is a wonderful website that you can use to record your chart
information. Once you set up a chart, you can go to “sharing” and then “tickers” to create a ticker that
will show where you are in your cycle. This ticker will also act as a link so that others can see your chart. To
add your ticker into your signature, simply copy the BBcode and paste it in your signature.

*Pregnancy.org also has a number of other boards and articles dedicated to specific life circumstances. Feel free to visit those as well!
Fertility Advice for Overweight and Obese Women

Our Stories
Please post here and tell us a bit about yourself! Here are some ideas of what you could write:
Name / Age
How long you been TTC?
What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized?
Anything else you want us to know?!
Don't limit yourself to these suggestions, tell us about you!

We hope that your stay here is short but sweet! :goodluck: and to all!

Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions etc.
I look forward to getting to know you all!
~ Emily ~ xox

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Hi gang, I'm Emily. I'm 22, my Fiance Ben is 22 also. We have been TTC for about 7 months now, in that time i've only had 3 cycles! CRAZY!!!

Truthfully...i havn't had any challenges due to being plus sized and TTC... YET!

Last year i had an horrific experience. I had a ruptured ectopic that almost killed me, they removed my left tube. I'm am the 'one tube wonder'. I also have Endometriosis and PCOS! We have been told to have children now or never, as the endo is bad. I'm starting my first round of clomid tomorrow! Hopefully it will regulate my cycles so we can get our BFP!

Anyway, that's me!!
:babydustblue: :babydustpink: to all!

Joined: 04/23/06
Posts: 5

Name / Age Irena, almost the big 3-5

How long you been TTC?
Since Nov 2005

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? Not sure yet if there are any. I seem to be Oing which is often the big issue. Hopefully they're won't be problems! Problems with the PG itself is another question ...

Anything else you want us to know?! I've been married for 15 years to JP. We live in Northern CA. He's a Network Engineer and I'm a writer (still working on breaking into the publishing world yet).

We haven't been ready to have a child until now, both in terms of life-choices and in terms of my long history of gynecological problems that have hopefully been cleared up.

We've been low tech TTC for now, but I have an apt with an RE in two days so that might change.

Joined: 08/23/05
Posts: 63

Hi my name is Jodi, I've been TTC since May 2004 2 yrs and a day, we are on a break for really really ttc till Sep 2007. Some of the Challanges we have run into is Not Oing on my own and not having my cycle's at all, also DH has had an infetion but that is taken care of, my mom seems to think since i'm plus sized that i need to lose some weight and thats what my problem is for not concieving.

Well yesterday was my DH and mine 2 yrs of being married. Smile

Joined: 11/07/04
Posts: 186

Hi all I am Jodie as well. My husband and I begane ttc not long after our wedding in 2004 (we were married in April and started ttc in May). We went with the wait and see bit for six months. My cycles were ranging from 19 days to 35 days :shock: I had a GP at the time who would not help out in any way. In feb/march 2005 I had my first big cyst rupture in many years and I ended up in hospital as they had to rule out pregnancy. I saw a lovely gyno who was more than happy to help us out. I tried Clomid and on the first cyle again I had another cyst rupture and a wasted opitunity. In May that year I did clomid again. I ovulated very well and things were looking great. My LP was fairly long but unfortunaitly AF showed and spoiled the party. My Gyno seems to thing that I had a early miscarriage. That was our last cycle. So I had to make the very hard choice to either keep going or treat my ever growing arthritis with a chemo drug. I choose to treat my arthritis and I am glad I did. I had some pretty majour flare ups on treatment which would have limited how a dr could treat me if I was pregnant or ttc. I have stopped treatment now and just have to wait for clearence time until we ttc again. see ticker below.
My only problem has been my actural weight becuase of glucose resistance. I weigh so much more than I did 12 months ago, so hopefully by christmas that will change in a big way. I am hoping to get down under 100kgs again. I have not weight that much in 6 years or more!

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Name / Age Karen / JUST TURNED 42

How long you been TTC? This is my 8th cycle of "officially" trying after last years m/c.

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? So far none, I'm still O'ing according to my charts, so between the weight and the age that is a very good thing.

Anything else you want us to know?
Scott and I have been married for almost 2 years now. I have 2 children from a previous marriage, he doesn't have any. I've had 4 m/c due to incompetent cervix and 1 chemical pregnancy.

I haven't gone to the doctor about trying any drugs yet, still waiting to see what nature has in store for us.

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Hi! I'm new.... been TTC for over a year now - and just starting to talk to doctors to see if I have any issues. So far my bloodword is all clear (no insulin problems, hormones normal) and my husband is also getting tested. My doctor called last night, asking me to come in for a bit more bloodwork - she'd like to do some testing to see if I have PCOS.

Nice to find a group of people to talk about these issues with! My husband just keeps telling me to relax.

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Hi all! I have just turned 30 and my DH and I have been together for ten years and have been married since September 2001.

We have been TTC for 6 months. We kept putting it off waiting for us to be financially well off and I thought I would also lose weight in the meantime but neither of those things really happened.... LOL... So once I hit the big 3.0. we decided now was the time.

I have not seen any doctors yet, just letting nature run its course for a little while longer. If nothing has changed in a few months will start the ball rolling, I just hope I can find a doctor who isn't just going to tell me to go away and lose weight.

I have just started taking Vitex as well pregnancy and breastfeeding multivitamins (just in case....)

Good luck to everyone

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Name / Age Lauren - 24, DH Corey - 28

How long you been TTC? On and off for 3 years - letting what ever happens, happen and not charting or anything. Officially since our wedding March 18, 2006.

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? We aren't sure if there are any problems, yet. I am just concered since none of our accidents have gotten me pregnant and I'm now on my third cycle of actively trying and I'm not pregnant. I got pregnant with DD (now 6) within two months of no birth control. I think I may have anno cycles and have been experiencing irregular cycles.

Anything else you want us to know?! We are newlyweds and are still hopeful that this will be a short TTC process. I have a 6 yo daughter from my first marriage so I have hope that I can get pregnant and carry to term. Her pregnancy was relatively easy to conceive and carry (except for the horrible M/S!!) I work at night and it makes tempting very hard with my whacky sleep schedule. I'm very avid in checking CM and CP. I have also started taking FertiliAid last cycle and have seen positive signs that my horomones are working better - lots more CM and post-O had more progesterone signs (sore boobs, heartburn, gas) than I have had in months.

Joined: 06/22/06
Posts: 1

I just joined but my husband and I tried to concieve for 4-5 months on clomid before it finally happened. Now we are expecting twins. I am so excited. I have always wanted to be a mom and I felt like I had to wait too long and now I am getting 2 babies! I am looking forward to it!

Joined: 06/26/06
Posts: 2

Hello, names Kat. My hubby and I are coming up on our 2 yrs. annv. and we are hoping for a BFP as a gift to each other. We have been trying for about 5 months now, but my AF doesn't like me and she doesn't visit all that often so it's a little hard. Anyways, I'm happy that there are people out here to talk to that are going thought similar things as I am, it helps a lot knowing I'm not the only one. Thanks to all and GOOD LUCK!

:babydustpink: :babydustpink:

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Joined: 06/27/06
Posts: 3

Hi, I am new here and I am 33.

We have been trying to conceive for over a year. Had a misacarriage at 6 wks in December and a another miscarriage last week at 7 wks. I have had PCOS for over 10 years. Now Dr's think I have LPD as well due to my progetesterone dropping and causing last miscarriage. Used Metformin for both pregnancies. Will probably try Clomid the next time we TTC in a couple of months. I am wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences and had has success with just the Clomid or if they needed progesterone supplementation too.

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Joined: 04/17/06
Posts: 4

Name / Age: Missy 29

How long you been TTC? Since Dec 2004

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? I am not sure, just the doctor telling me to lose a little.

Anything else you want us to know? We were married in March 2004, we are very happy and just want to add a baby to our family. We had a MC in October 2005, I got a little down this month because of my due date. I am hoping to mellow out a little and just try to relax and maybe that will help. I lurked here a little before but I slacked off for a while. Good luck to everyone and I hope to get to know you better. :babydustpink:


Joined: 06/01/06
Posts: 174

Name / Age Stacy/28
How long you been TTC? Well, we just started in April, got pregnant immediately and last week I had a m/c so as soon as we get the go-ahead from my doctor, we are going to try again
What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? I am not sure, this is all really new for me. I am going to see my doctor next week and I am hoping she will let me know if there is anything else I need to know
Anything else you want us to know?! I really want to get pregnant (I know we all do) and I am really not sure how to keep track of things, or what things I should be keeping track of, and when the best time to bd is, and all that stuff, so any info would be great. Oh- and I think I am going to get back on a diet this week, maybe that will help.

Joined: 06/26/06
Posts: 1


I'm Jean..22 yrs old

Currently don't want to get pregnant due to me having Cushing's disease and I need to have a second surgery for that so I want to wait at least another year or so to get pregnant but if it happens, it happens, I'll just have to deal with it..it's just that if I got pregnant now, i'd have to wait like a yr to have surgery.. and the reason i'm overweight now is b/c of the disease I have and I really want to lose some weight before getting pregnant.. ya know what I mean, ladies???

Me and my bf have been 2 gether for 9 months now.. he wants a baby soo bad but understands that I need the surgery so he's willing to wait.. but, i'm sorta in a prob right now..last month I didn't get my period, i've been very tired and somewhat nauseated but took a HPT and it was neg... i hope i'm not pregnant.. i'll wait to see if my period comes this month and if not, i'll do another HPT and if it's neg again, then i'll go get a blood test...please pray for me that i'm not...Jean

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Joined: 07/16/06
Posts: 25

Name / Age: Sarah/31

How long you been TTC? 2yrs, 10 months

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? I suspect that my weight may be contributing to our conception difficulties, but I know that it's not the only issue we are facing.

Anything else you want us to know?! I'm happily married to a wonderful man named Scott. We have been TTC our first together since his VR in September 2003. We recently learned that there are problems with DH's sperm count (as in he had none at his last SA) but I'm not giving up hope. Just waiting for our miracle! Biggrin

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Name: Nikki

TTC status: Just starting - DH just gave the jo ahead to start trying

Other: I am a 24 year old accountant, about to be 25 here in a few weeks. I have been overwight since graduating from high school. I have wanted to have a baby for some time now, but my weight has been holding me back. I am so scared of having complications and having them blamed on my weight. I am actually a pretty healthy person, and very active, I just happen to have about 100 extra pounds on me. I am 5' 6" and weigh approximately 266 lbs.

We are going to start trying in our next cycle. This will be our first baby, so everything is scary to me right now. I am really excited though. I have been stalking this board for about a month now, and wanted to get a feel of what you all are like before posting anything.I look forward to getting to know you all better.


Joined: 11/11/04
Posts: 1

name: josie

ttc status:

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? i guess the most annoying is bein told that because i am overweight it is messing up my cycles and that if i loose the weight it will be normal again. i began havong irregular menstruals at age 16 and i was not overweight then. one time i went a 10 months without having my menses. ever since i have been really ttc with dh, i have gone as much as 4 months without it. it is just annoying ttc and not having anything work to regulate u.

anything else?? we have been married for 2 years. my husband has 2 kids from a previous relationship. his daughter is 8 and a half and his son is 5 and a half. they are our world. dh says that since i already take care of them as my own, that if we cant have any kids together it's ok. and i know that i love them like they were mine, but i want to know what its like to see a BFP, and to feel the baby kick, and to have that bond. i am currently taking metformin 1000 mg a day. hope we can all help each other with advice and form lots of good friendships along the way.

Joined: 06/25/06
Posts: 2

Name / Age: Melanie

How long you been TTC: I haven't been trying to conceive, but I'm planning on it sometime in the next year. I'm trying to plan either a Cancer baby or a Pisces baby.

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized: In truth, I was told that I would have a difficult time getting pregnant because I'm overweight (5'9" and 240 lbs) and because my uterus is tilted back. The only time my husband and I were unprotected, I got pregnant and I knew I was pregnant within 4 days. I am completely healthy except for the weight problem.

Anything else you want us to know: I just turned 33. My husband and I have been together since 1993. We were married in 1998. We put off children to finish university and start our careers (we both have 7 years of university with post-graduate degrees). We are both employed as teachers. We have a two year old daughter named Mia Fae and I had complications carrying her (pre-eclampsia) that resulted in being flown by air ambulance to a nearby city, hospital bed rest for one month, an emergency c-section, a premature baby (born 2 months early at 3.3 lbs), and the inability to breast feed. I have a 40% chance of developing pre-eclampsia with my second baby. I'm very nervous about it so I really want to lose weight to give my next baby the best chance at health.

Please feel free to visit the blog my husband made of our daughter:

Joined: 08/11/03
Posts: 1

Hi guys! My name is Chasity and I am 29 yo. My husband and I have been TTC for a year now and I've taken Clomid for the past three cycles. So far my doctor has not been very concerned about my weight, but, I am a plus size gal! Anyway, I 've been a lurker on the site for a few weeks now. This site is awesome, so I thought I'd join ya'll.

Joined: 08/15/06
Posts: 1

Hi my name is Wendy and I am 36. MY DH is 33

We have been officially TTC since March 2005 although I stopped BCP in Dec 2004.

I have been diagnosed with PCOS and also Under active Thyroid.
I am currently taking 100mg Thyroxine and 850mg Metformin x 2 per day.

I currently weight 276lbs at my heaviest I have weighed 310lbs.

In the UK I am under a NHS consultant which means long waiting lists unless we pay to go privately.

I have regular cylces between 29 to 34 days. I seem to O on my own but I am convinced it is a weak O.

I have had 2 x M/C in 199 (6 wks) and 2000 (9 weeks). With a different partner.

In June 2005 I suffered a very early M/C at just 4 weeks and 5 days.

My consultant has just agreed to run more blood tests and DH has to have semen analysis. My Consultant refuses to put me on the waiting list for IVF until I have lost another 35lbs.

My next appointment is not until April 2007. Just before my 37th birthday. Time just seems to be running out.....

Sparks x

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852
All this time... and I've never replied in here!!!!

Name / Age: Kristen, and I'll be 25 on December 20th Smile

How long you been TTC? Since September 2006

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? As of right now, none! The only issues I'm having are trying to regulate my period after being on birth control for YEARS (seasonale was GREAT to be on, but a B*tch to come off!!!)

Anything else you want us to know?! I work for a cable company... I am hoping to get an apprenticeship as a tattoo artist sometime in the next year (I'm covered in tattoos... 24 to be exact) and I have a freckle on my left eyeball Smile

Joined: 11/15/05
Posts: 2

Woo hoo, tattoos! I wish I was covered in them as well, but I'm a college student, and ink doesn't usually come cheap. Good luck pursuing your goals, and of course, with TTC!

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Joined: 11/29/06
Posts: 1

Name- Jessica .. age 27

How long you been TTC? only a few weeks, already frustrated

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? Due to my weight I am insulin resistant... I am finding out this may interfere with my trying, along with other things.

Anything else you want us to know?
Elijah and I plan to be married in Jan of this year with a small ceremony.

Of course no drugs yet as it is too soon but if I am already frustrated now I can imagine how I will feel several months... I have wanted to be married with children for seven years now.... and was with the wrong man, now that I am with the love of my life there is nothing I want more then to have his baby.

I hope I can meet some awesome people here. Smile

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Joined: 10/17/06
Posts: 567

Holy cow...how do I miss these introdution threads? LOL! Anywho:

Name / Age: Amber (26) married to DH Steve (31)

How long you been TTC? Since December 12!

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? None, as of yet! Hopefully my stay here will be short and sweet and there won't be any challenges.

Anything else you want us to know?! Um, sure....why not. I have bipolar disorder (type 2). I had to taper off of epival before TTC. When I get pregnant, I will be considered high-risk, as my risk for relapse is about 50 %. I'm doing well so far, though, and have an amazing support system.

Joined: 11/12/06
Posts: 21

Meira, 37, married since 8/06, TTC unofficially for about 15 months. 2 m/cs since then. Several in my previous life, so not a lot of hope that this will work. 9yo adopted special needs DD from my first marriage. TTC and TTAdopt. Happy to adopt a baby or toddler with special needs and/or older siblings, as long as they are younger than my DD. Both roller coasters are quite frustrating!!! But anything worth it is a lot of work, so let's get us some babies!!!!

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Joined: 05/14/07
Posts: 1

Name / Age: Nicole/29 (soon to be 30)

How long you been TTC? ummm...not sure...haven't really had normal cycles but been off the pill since May 06.

Anything else you want us to know?! Been married now for 4 and half years (5 years in April). . . Just graduated from grad school in May so decided to take the baby plunge finally!! I have a nephew and neice that are absolutely gorgeous!!

Joined: 12/31/06
Posts: 2

Hi, i am sarah, 28, in process of most likely having a m/c, we find out forsure wed, but already got the no on the hpt (spotting went to bleeding with clots)
I have a dd who is 16 months, had no problem conceiving her (wedding night baby) and we will start ttc again in april.
look forward to getting to know you all!

Joined: 01/07/07
Posts: 83

Hey everyone, my name is Mandie and I'm a psw that just started ttc.

My DH and I decided (through a communiction and bcp error) to bump "sometime this year" to "no time like the present!"

I'm 23, he's 22 (although we both have may birthdays, so that'll change soon) and we were just married last October.

Currently, as this is my first cycle off bcp, I don't know for sure what my body is doing, but the best I can tell is I'm in the 2ww. I think I am approx. 10-13 dpo, and expect AF anywhere from last Friday to next Friday (based on cycles while on the pill, plus suspected O date).

I'm trying not to read too much into any sign or symptom, although I've had a few interesting moments this last week, but obviously getting pregnant right away would be great.

I hope to be around a bit in the evenings and such, so hopefully you'll be seeing a lot of me!

Joined: 01/03/07
Posts: 1

Hi, I'm Julie, I'll be 28 next month. DH and I have been TTC
I don't have insurance, so I'm not on any meds, yet. Just looking for someone who knows what I'm going through.

Joined: 01/04/07
Posts: 58


I'm Melinda and I'm 29. My DH and I are waiting to TTC in August, mostly so that I can take the time to lose the rest of the baby weight from my first, and a little more beyond that Smile I was 253 when I delivered, and I'm at 207 now, 7lbs away from my pre preg weight.

We started TTC our first baby May 2004. I got my first BFP in early March 05, but then miscarried at 6 weeks. I got another BFP in early June, and our son was born February 06 Smile

As for obstacles with being plus sized, I really didn't have any. It took us a year, but we weren't "seriously" trying. No charting or anything until I got pregnant the second time. I didn't have any health issues while pregnant, never even caught a cold! My doctor was great too, my weight was never brought up unless I mentioned it. In fact, at each visit's weigh in, my weight wasn't mentioned. I kept track on my at home scale and was happy with that!

Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone here!

Joined: 04/17/06
Posts: 1

Hi, I am Erica.
Lets see here. I had started Deop in May of 2003. I had my last shot in August of 2004. Well the Doc said I was supposed to start AF within 3 months. Yeah right. Nothing till I went to the dr in Nov 2005. He gave me provera to induce AF, and then clomid. Well the provera never did anything, so i never got to the clomid. Got fed up with dr and went to a new one. She gave me promotrium (sp?) and well that did nothing for me either. :? She ran a bunch of blood work, and told me I have PCOS. (March 2006) Of course, this makes so much sence after researching this. I was supposed to start taking Metformin 3x a day, 1500 mg. I started to do that for a while. Bad things have happend this year, and that was the last thing on my mind, so I was not very faithful. I started back up again in September. I had AF on Sept 27, 2006. Lasted normal 5 days or so. I am still waiting for her to show again. I would love to start charting, but I wanna start fresh, so if only AF would come.......
I am Erica, DH is Ron, Married in July 2004. Stoped preventing 100% in Feb 2006. No kiddies, No Fur Babies. Just me and DH!! I look forward to getting to know everyone.

Joined: 02/16/07
Posts: 31

Name / Age: Jaime /28, DH is Jim/30

How long you been TTC? We hope to start next cycle, depending on how my Dr's appt goes next week

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? None yet. I had very irregular periods before going on BCP, and have been on the for 11 years straight. Hopefully once I go off I will stay regular

Anything else you want us to know? DH and I have been married sinced May 31, 2003. We are both so excited at the prospect of finally becoming parents! Hopefully we'll get a BFP soon!

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Joined: 01/06/07
Posts: 18

My Name: Jennifer
My Age: 27
DH Age: 35

How long you been TTC?
2 months

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? None so far and I hope to keep it that way.

Anything else you want us to know?
DH and I were married on October 28, 2006. We have three dogs that are our children. Dakohta is a 6 year old Springer Spaniel, Wilson is a 3 year old Rat Terrier, and Bobbi Jean is a 2 1/2 year old Pug. They are our world. We would love to add a human child to the crew.

I have been lurking quite a while and figured it's time to make my presence known.


Joined: 12/06/06
Posts: 1

My Name: Carrie
My Age: 33
DH Age: 44

How long you been TTC?
4 months; was pregnant in month 2 and had a m/c at 9 weeks (a week ago Sunday)

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? PCOS; was on metformin and got pregnant the 1st month of taking it. M/C at 9 weeks and back on metformin again to ttc after af

Anything else you want us to know?
DH and I were married on October 21, 2006.

I was lurking for a bit before I got pregnant and now I am back in the ttc world. We are hopeful and have faith that we will get pregnant again.

Joined: 02/23/07
Posts: 1

Name: Kim S.

Age: 23

How long you been TTC? My husband and I have been TTC since April 04

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? My infertility specialist hasn't told me to loose weight yet but I know I need to. I do believe my cycles are messed up do to weight issues and also that my sex drive isn't up to par because of them as well.

Anything else you want us to know?! Even though I've been TTC for almost 3 years, I am new to TTC with infertility issues. I just saw the Infertility doc for the first time today and he started me on 500 mg of Metformin and 10mg of Provera. He believes I have PCOS, which I knew I had that from the time I was 16. We are also getting my husband tested as well.
I can't wait to actually believe that I can have positive outcomes from this. The past 3 years have been really heart breaking for me. It feels like my husband and I have been trying forever and getting no where. Now there is more hope than ever.

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Joined: 02/26/07
Posts: 4125
Newbie here

Name: Trina

Age: 27

How long you been TTC? My DH and I have been married for 8 months, been TTC for 4 months.

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? I've been told I'll have 'difficulty' getting pregnant - in the past I have had cysts in my ovaries (but not enough to be polycystic)

Anything else you want us to know?! We haven't been trying that long, but we don't want anyone to know that we're trying because of the pressure (we're already getting so much pressure!) so I wanted to join a group where I can actually talk about things and be disappointed or ecstatic when it DOES happen. Also hoping to learn a thing or two to maybe make this journey happier and easier.

Joined: 03/01/07
Posts: 1

I am Nicole, 32. DH and I have been trying since last January for a second one. We have one son who will be 3 on March 12. My cycles are very crazy(have been since I was a teenager). We haven't done any charting yet-and I have recently lost about 17 pounds in hopes that diet and exercise would help with my cycles. I am having my check up in May and we will see what the doctor says and go from there. Looking forward to getting to know everyone.

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Hiya! My name is Franki (22) and I have been happily married to Bob (29) for a year and a half.

We have two children. 1 angel in heaven (2-25-06) and one beautiful miracle baby (11-14-06).

We are now TTC #3 but hoping it takes us awhile as DD is still only 4 1/2 months!

Joined: 08/13/06
Posts: 3

Name / Age :Shataramarie,19
How long you been TTC? : For Four Cycles.
What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? Ummm....I've been told I'll have 'difficulty' getting pregnant.Bt everyone in my family is Plus size so i think i will be ok. Biggrin
Anything else you want us to know?! Umm my hubby and i got married in Dec.of 06' and we are both 19yrs. old.I dnt know what else.lol

Joined: 05/02/07
Posts: 1

Name: Daniela
Age: 25

My DH and I have been TTC on and off since Dec. '06. We were married Dec. '05 and we're both 25. We weren't really trying we were more like whatever happens happens until this month. We went from whatever happens to we really want a baby. We are hoping for a baby next year. Giving us more time to prepare financially & health wise.

Any problems TTC? Well that I know of none. The women in my family are very fertile so I'm hoping that luck swings my way LOL. I'm in the process of trying to lose weight. I've lost 30lbs already and I'm trying to lose another 30 so I know that will affect us in some way fertility wise. My DH and I are both over weight and we both decided that we needed to live healthier lives so we are both trying to lose weight and we've cut out unhealthy habits (alcohol, drugs, etc.) We are both determined to be healthy to have a healthy baby.

I've changed the way I eat and exercise much more. I'm about 30-40 lbs away from my ideal weight & I can't wait.

My cycle used to be irregular. There were months I wouldn't get it at all but these last 3 cycles have been like clockwork since losing the 30 lbs.

This is a great site I look forward to sharing my progress with you all. Biggrin

Joined: 05/14/07
Posts: 1

Hi! My name is Elizabeth. I am 27 years old. My DH is 30. We will be married for 4 years in June. I have been off my BCP for about 2 years, and have been trying/not trying to have a baby. We had a m/c in Sept. 06. I started seeing a fertility doctor in Dec. 06. I am insulin resistant which is preventing me from ovulating. I have just started my first round of Clomid and we are crossing our fingers.

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Joined: 05/22/07
Posts: 1

My name is Jeni and I'm 32. My dh (33) and I have been married 12 years going on 13. We are just now thinking about kids. I'm nervous about getting pregnant at the weight I'm at. I'm 5'9" and trying to get some off this weight off before we ttc. I'm not getting any younger and I'm glad to find the forum to help me out in the process. I stopped taking birth control last Sunday pt.16th!! If I end up getting pregnant then I know I can't gain too much weight.....who knows maybe I will loooooseee!

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Joined: 09/07/06
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NAME: Donna
AGE: 39....My DH is 38
How long you been TTC? we've been TTC on and off since 2001. I finally got pregnant last August, but we lost it due to an ectopic situation.
What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? Just about everything you can think of.....fears of hypertension,gestational diabetes, preclampcia (sp)...you name it, they've warned me. I had two MC in the 1990's . In 1998, I suffered from a benein ovarian cyst that destroyed my right ovary and fallopian tube. My left tube is operational, but my left ovary has recurrent cyst issues. After I got remarried in 2003, we started thinking that there may be something wrong. In 2006, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer & hyperthyroidism, which caused me to lose over 120lbs in less than 6mos. I subsequently had chemo & radiation treatment and have been cancer-free since August, which is when we got pregnant last year. Only made it to 6w3d before we had to end the PG due to ectopic attachement
**update** after my SECOND ectopic in July 2007, I will most likely be having my remaining tube removed, and we'll be going forward w/ IVF
Anything else you want us to know?! I've been PLUS sized my entire adult life, and I have been perfectly happy in my skin ! :bigwink: We are ready and willing to do whatever it takes to finally have a baby of our own !!!

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Joined: 05/17/07
Posts: 4

Name/Age: Deborah, aged 34

How long since ttc? My DH, Ben, and I got married in April of '06 and decided to enjoy married life for a year before (as we say) "stopping trying not to get pregnant". We've just had too many friends and relatives who got stressed out by "trying too hard" to have a baby. In any case, we are going to stop using protection at the end of July. We are both on Optifast and are being very sccessful at it; I've lost over 60 pounds in 14 weeks and Ben has lost over 75. I'm still about 20 pounds from my goal weight, and I think I can get there (or close) by the end of July. In any case, we were told not to get pregnant while on the liquid portion of the diet since that could be harmful to a developing fetus. So I am TRYING to be patient and wait, but it is getting more and more difficult.

Any special "challenges" from being Plus Sized: Well, when I was younger and weighed a good 100 pounds more than I do now, I was extremely irregular. Once I lost about 30 or 40 pounds, my cycles became very predictable. But because of that history and some other issues, my OB/GYN has told me I have some of the symptoms of PCOS, but I have not been tested. I just hope that the hard work I'm putting into weight loss pays off!

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Joined: 06/16/07
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Hello all! My name is Christina. I'm origionally from Michigan and moved to Florida almost a year ago. I came here working for "The Mouse" (Disney), which is where I met my Fiance. We arent exactally TTC or TTA, its more like if it happens it happens at this time. I am 19 and he is 20. We have been "TTC" for about 8 months now and I am waiting to POAS to see! I cant wait to find out. I'm going to test sometime Monday and see what comes of it.

I'll let you all know what happens from there. I really want a BFP but he doesnt mind either way.

Glad to be part of the TTC Plus-Sized Women
- Christina

BTW.. if anyone has a www.babynames.com account (or willing to open one) please check out my name list and vote on names you like. (the list has my last name, not his since we are not married yet so the baby would most likely have my last name at this time)

Joined: 07/08/07
Posts: 1

My name is Mack. I am 19 years old, and one month and two days away from my one year anniversary with my 23 year old husband.

We have been TTC for about a month and a half now.

I've had one cycle since then, and so far I have not seen any negative effects on our planning caused by my weight, but we will definitely have to wait and see.

I'm very glad this board is available.

Joined: 07/10/07
Posts: 1


Name / Age: Kim, 29

How long you been TTC? 9 mos.

What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized?

None that I know of from being plus sized, but it took my mom forever to get pregnant with me, and I was on the pill for about 10 years, not sure if either of those things is affecting me or not...

Anything else you want us to know?! Hubby and I have been married almost 5 years (yay us!) and we've put off TTC because I needed to finish school. We are excitedly frustrated about getting pregnant. I think we both thought it would happen before now. We have a furbaby beagle mix named Halley and are considering getting another pup.

Can't wait to get to know you all!

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Hi! My name is Crystal, i'm 26 and my husband and I are TTC#2 with PCOS. It took us 1.5 years and a m/c before we got pregnant with our son, it was a long, long road of Metformin and Clomid. We have now been TTC for 2 months on Ovulex and so far my cycle has been as normal as can be expected at around 33 days which I'm not arguing with lol. I know that my weight is a big issue with the PCOS and i'd probably O on my own if I just started losing, I had lost 40lbs not too long before I got pregnant the very first time which was the one we lost but at least we knew it could happen. I was miserable at 250+ while I was pregnant, I had to go to physical therapy for my back and I just felt...ICK, I didn't want to go through that again but we have a schedule to stick to as we planned to have our kids around 2 years apart. So I'm going to try to kick my butt into gear to lose some weight while we're trying and if I get a BFP then maybe i'll be able to lose a little more before they freak out that i'm not putting it on lol. Then hopefully i'll continue at least trying to stay in shape and eating right from there.

Thanks for listening Smile I wish much luck and baby dust to you all!

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Joined: 06/20/07
Posts: 2

My name is Austin and I live in Florida, moved here a year ago for DH's job and want to move back home (Northern Virginia)
We have been TTC for about 3 years although we have not used BC since we were married, 7 years ago.
I have had HSG, DH has had SA, I had bloodwork after bloodwork and nothing is wrong.
I am on my first cycle of Clomid, 100 mg CDs 5-9 and am currently in the 2WW!!
I need to lose weight and am trying, not as hard as I could, but am worried about getting pregnant and gaining more!

Christina, I used to work for the mouse!! I worked there in college and loved it, what do you do?

Kim, where do you live in Virginia? I am from Fairfax County!

Joined: 08/13/07
Posts: 1

Hi ladies!

I'm Faith, and my 'other half' is Casey. We're getting married in April '08, and we have been together since February '05. We're 'passively TTC' right now, just enjoying each other and not obsessing. I temp, but I'm not very good at keeping a strict schedule for it Blum 3 We don't try to time our BDing, but since we're not protecting there's always the chance that I can get preggo.

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone!