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post #81 of 442
About plus size mat. clothes, I got some cool adjustable waist jeans at Fashion Bug this spring. I'm pretty big right now and nowhere near outgrowing them. I also have a pair of their regular jean shorts (the stretchy kind) that are a size or so big (leftover 'fat' clothes, lol) that I've been wearing in this heat. As for shirts, I've been making due with ones left over from before I lost weight.

I refused the gtt. I have a glucose monitor already and I basically told my dr that we both knew that if I gave my body such an overload of sugar we knew I'd fail. So what was the point. She let me get away with it as long as I monitor my sugar. I then report to her at each appt. Lowest/highest fasting and avg for post meals. So much better than doing the tests.

Actually, I refused pretty much every test except the ultrasound (I didn't do the quad test, so this was our chance to look for physical problems) & GBS this time. My dr hasn't been thrilled, but she's understood my reasoning and let me get away with it. So I guess, research each test, ask lots of questions, don't say yes unless you really want the test.
post #82 of 442
With DS my midwife and OB started measuring at 20 weeks.
post #83 of 442
I usually wear a size 20-22 before pregnancy and I have gotten a few cute things from Old Navy in their XXL size. Comfy shirts and stuff. I also buy some of my stuff from Motherhood. I never had good luck with JC Penney pants, but their shirts were nice.

I just had a pair of jeans modified into maternity jeans by www.bellyjeans.com....Cheryl is sweet to work with and they are SUPER comfy!
post #84 of 442
My highest weight non-pregnant was 260. So I joined a workout place and got my weight down to 215 (April 2004). I was so happy! Felt great. Then I moved to Alaska and met my current husband. I gained about 11 pounds before getting pregnant with my first daughter.
I weighed 226 pounds when I got pregnant with her. Before I delivered Abigail, May 2005, my weight was around 249, so I think I gained only 23 pounds. I quit working after I had her and quit exercising, but my weight dropped to 220 pounds.
After 2 months, it was back up to around 230 (and my period started) even though I was breastfeeding. When she was just 5 months old, I got pregnant again and at that time I weighed around 240!
I am now 38 weeks and weigh 260 pounds, so with this pregnancy I have gained 20 pounds so far. It's a bit depressing to think I am back where I started, but at least this time I'm also pregnant, so I know it's not all me.
I was really good exercising and eating healthy all through my first pregnancy. This time, not so good. I hardly exercise and I can feel it. Even though my weight isn't that far off, I feel softer... especially my legs, butt and back.

Even though I thoroughly enjoyed being pregnant the first time (had her when I was 31), this time I can't wait to not be pregnant and have my body back to normal, to feel like I can move again.
post #85 of 442
I forgot to say, I was wearing a 16/18 at my lowest weight, pre-pregnancy, and after having Abigail I was in 18/20. But now I'm wearing 22 and the worst part was going from size 10 underwear to now wearing size 12!
post #86 of 442
As far as maternity clothes, don't forget Ebay. I actually found some pretty nice stuff in barely used condition.

Off topic -- I can't sleep tonight. It is 3:30 AM here and I am wide awake. It has been so hot! The a/c makes me sick : and the fan is just not enough. : Plus, I am really hungry!!!!!

-- Jacqueline
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post #88 of 442
My weight has been all over the map, too. I lost about 30 pounds before this pregnancy as part of diet/lifestyle changes -- getting rid of trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, eating organic, going to aerobics 2x / week... It took 2 years to lose this much, but I am confident that losing the weight so gradually means it is gone for good! Right now I feel strong and healthy and that is the most important thing!
post #89 of 442
I get a weekly e mail from the maternity center at the hospital and look what came today.

Research Briefs from The Parent Review

Obesity affects pregnancy more than asthma.
A recent study of asthmatic women found that those who were also obese were more likely to suffer pregnancy complications. The study included information on both asthmatic and non-asthmatic women, and a percentage of both populations was obese. Obese women, whether asthmatic or not, were more likely to experience complications such as preeclampsia, cesarean birth, or gestational diabetes and to suffer more serious asthma attacks."

Source: Obstetrics & Gynecology 108 (2006): 77–82.

Not sure what to say about that one!
post #90 of 442
thats just fine and dandy, i have asthma (mild) and im plus size, now i'm going to be bugged about the gd test even more. I had no problems with my asthma during my pregnancy btw......idiot obs.
post #91 of 442
I have a question. How come everyone is up in arms over that test. Is is because of the sugar overload of that drink? That's what you meant by gd test right?
post #92 of 442
i dont like it because it has horrible side effects and a high rate of false positives, making you go in to have a 3hr high side effect drink test.

plus, overloading your pregnant body with that amount of sugar when your someone who hardly eats a big amount of sweet stuff or drinks soda......can't be good for you.

plus, its my belief that GD is a conspiracy......noones done real investigate into what is a normal PREGNANT blood sugar, they just go by the current non pregnant levels, and those seem to get lowered all the time (dh has diabetes, i know from experience). not to mention, alot of thin women get it just as much as us plus size women, but we are the ones picked on and made to do 2 tests in our pregnancys most the time, one in the first trimester, and one in the third.

slightly OT but in the vaccine forum, they are discussing an article someone found on forbes.....about an obesity vaccine!
post #93 of 442
Thanks and wow! Do you have any links of interest about that by any chance?
And OMG about the obesity vaccine!
Where do I sign?!
j/k:
post #94 of 442
this has alot of info on it http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/gd/gd_index.html

when I was researching before i declined my second GD test (which i wanted to do because i had such bad side effects in the first trimester test, nd the drs tryed to tell me it was just morning sickness, yet i hadn't had morning sickness the whole pregnancy) I googled gestational diabetes, and found a whole pile of info for and against it.

btw, dont think im getting on anyone here who has had GD.......I'm personally just a conspiricy theriosist hence why i'm also against vax's.
post #95 of 442

RM I feel you are rapidly becoming our resident knowledge base!
post #96 of 442
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Originally Posted by MotherWren

RM I feel you are rapidly becoming our resident knowledge base!
thanks, but I really just distrust drs, so i liked to research things......I knew alot about homebirthing and doulas way before I got pregnant......unfortunatly it did me no good being that i had a hospital induced birth. But i did have 2 doulas and used my breathing until i nearly had a UR. Then i just screamed an tryed to keep myself off the bed (i dont know if that was insictual or not).....those things arnt fun btw.....it felt like someone was trying to rip their way out of my stomach, kinda like that scene in alien.

The only thing i regret not researching before ds was born, was vaccines and other birth interventions like vit k and the eye goop. I just blindly followed the masses.

I haven't always been this way though, i even still feel like a learner, because I'm still finding out things I never knew......Its a wild and crazy ride.
post #97 of 442
Well aren't we all are still learning at different stages? My distrust of doctors is newer and I wasn't aware of all of that GD stuff. I am enjoying reading the info from the links you posted though. A real eye opener! I too will turn down the test now.
I think the danger in all of this birthing stuff and just life in general is not asking questions. I think I posted earlier about my birth fiasco. I partially blame myself for not doing my homework ahead of time and not asking questions. If only I had found MDC in time!
post #98 of 442
i was guilty of it to, i worried about testing etc, but never asked what i would be induced with......and came to find out (in pathways) after ds was born and i had a near UR that the drug they used, wasnt FDA cleared for induction use, FOR the reason that it causes UR's. But I didn't know, now I know better.

My ultimate line of thought during my pregnancy and now, is I got here without my mother having that stuff, she got here without that, and thousands of years ago Jesus survivied without it. If its going to happen, it will happen anyway, thats just G-D's way. But I would rather trust him since he made humans, than a dr and their "research".
post #99 of 442
I just did the GTT today. If it comes back positive and my OB tries to send me for a 3 or 5 hour challenge, I will say, look, let's pretend I really have it and I'll go on that diet and we can all be happy. Won't find out the results til Aug. 12, though. That's also the appointment at which I get to tell my OB that I'm refusing the RhoGAM shot. Yippee.
post #100 of 442
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Originally Posted by romans_mum

My ultimate line of thought during my pregnancy and now, is I got here without my mother having that stuff, she got here without that, and thousands of years ago Jesus survivied without it. If its going to happen, it will happen anyway, thats just G-D's way. But I would rather trust him since he made humans, than a dr and their "research".
Amen to that Mama!! Sara
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