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!
Trying to Conceive Helpful Links & Stories
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.”
I planned things for a living. The decision to have a child was no different. This is my story of four years of trying to conceive with PCOS.
For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a mommy. I never expected it would be such a struggle to get here. This is my plus size infertility story.
There is a lot more to infertility for plus size women than just weight! Dr. Morgan Sheridan, a chiropractor in Colorado, joins the Plus Size Mommy Memoirs blog to talk about her approach to fertility by looking at the woman as a whole – not just her weight.
I’m often asked to give plus size trying to conceive advice and I’d like to share what I tell women: treat your body like you’re already pregnant! Let’s dive into what that means with these 5 tips…
Kelli joins the Plus Size Mommy Memoirs blog to share her plus size IUI fertility story of her and her wife Cathy’s journey to becoming mothers. They used Intrauterine insemination (IUI).
You are planning to be the healthiest host you can be for your future baby. Recommendations about what you should do to accomplish this are everywhere, and there is one that can really raise anxiety: Lose weight first.
The BMI myth is when women are led to believe that they shouldn’t become pregnant unless their BMI is under a certain number. I’ll never forget the conversation I had with my OB-GYN when I wanted to start a family.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine (hormone) disorders and is a leading cause of female infertility. The condition is caused by an imbalance of a woman’s female sex hormones. It affects as many as 10-15% of women of all women, and half of women with PCOS actually are undiagnosed.
It took me and my husband six months to conceive our son. In the beginning, when we made the decision to start “trying,” it was fun. You know, as sex with your partner should be: lips entangled, legs flailing, and a little slice of heaven. As the months went by it...
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