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
*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
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