Trying to Conceive

Some women get pregnant on their first try while others have a lot of difficulty trying to conceive (TTC).

A lot of women from Plus Size Mommy Memoirs Facebook page shared that their care provider just told them to lose weight when they weren’t having luck TTC.  While even a 5% – 10% weight loss can increase your success rate with getting pregnant, it isn’t the only solution.  It’s important to know that rapid weight loss, in an unhealthy manner, can actually harm fertility.  It’s critical to work with a size friendly health care provider from conception to postpartum. If you’re struggling with nutrition, consider connecting with a nutritional therapist or an organization like Be Nourished.


Some women have found the book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility, to be extremely beneficial with helping to have a better understanding of how their body works and how to track fertility. Below are some additional helpful resources but most importantly be good to yourself and have fun trying!



Popular Articles


Baby Center’s Ovulation Calculator

FertilityFriend  “Charting Your Way to Conception”

Fertility Plus  “Your source for information on trying-to-conceive. The majority of content you’ll find on our site is not written by fertility “professionals”, but rather people just like you – women who are trying to get pregnant.”

PCOS – Stories & Resources

Resolve, The National Infertility Association




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