I was 150 lbs when I got pregnant with DD, I gained a ridiculous amount of weight (due to varying non health reasons) and gave birth at 238lbs. I had a completely event free pregnancy and birth in a birth center. My bp was always 110/60 at all weights while pregnant.
I am down to 195lbs now and DD is 20 m/o. We really want another baby and I have been trying to get the weight off a long time now. I am physically healthy BP is 100/60 and I have no health issues. I walk at least 2 miles several days of the week, go hiking regularly, and do pilates. I am very muscular/strong although I definately have some fat! I eat really healthy and make all our food from scratch plus am dairy free b/c I am still BFing and DD has an allergy to it. I eat a lot of fruits/veggies and only drink decaf coffee and water.
I went for a physical and the Dr said I was healthy but needed to lose weight (no brainer!) and I told her I may want to take out my IUD and she told me she wouldn't advise that considering my current weight...
I know I gained waaaay too much with DD but I am not going to make the same mistakes with this pregnancy as far as gaining goes. (last time I was laid off a very active job and quit smoking on top of my bad food choices)
So what do you think should I keep trying to lose more weight and put off TTC or should I just go for it? The timing would be good right now for other reasons. How much does being over weight initially effect a pregnancy?
Edited by sosurreal09 - 6/4/11 at 6:39am