Trying to Conceive
For those who are plus size and trying to conceive, getting support if you're struggling with fertility can be incredibly frustrating. Often plus size women are told by their care provider that they must lose a significant amount of weight before they receive any fertility testing or medication. Many fertility clinics have BMI restrictions.
While studies show a weight loss of even 5% – 10% can increase your success rate with getting pregnant, it isn’t the only solution. Weight is not the only reason people of size have infertility. It's important to know that rapid weight loss, in an unhealthy manner, can harm fertility. Working with a size-friendly health care provider from conception to postpartum is critical. Below you'll receive a free guide on how to connect with a size-friendly health care provider when you sign up for our weekly newsletter.
Some women have found the book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility, to be extremely beneficial in helping to have a better understanding of how their body works. As well as how to track fertility. If you're struggling with nutrition, consider connecting with a nutritional therapist or an organization like Be Nourished.
Below are some additional helpful resources. Most importantly be kind to yourself and have fun trying!
Treat your body as if you’re already pregnant! By doing this you’ll be nourishing your body in a healthy manner and preparing your body for pregnancy. It makes sense both physically and emotionally. Let’s break down what acting like you’re already pregnant means with these 5 tips.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine (hormone) disorders and is a leading cause of female infertility. PCOS can cause irregular periods, weight gain, depression, mood swings, acne, excess facial and body hair growth, and ironically, hair loss.
For plus size women, there's often a lot more to infertility than just weight. Dr. Morgan Sheridan, a chiropractor in Colorado, talks about her approach to fertility by looking at the woman as a whole – not just her weight.
Plus Size Trying to Conceive Stories & Articles
Three months after my wedding, wanting to start a family, I was diagnosed with stage three metastatic melanoma. This is my pregnancy after cancer story.
An LGBTQ plus size pregnancy story shared in an effort to give other couples in their shoes hope. Thanks to this mom for sharing her journey!
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 shares 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. Should you lose weight prior to pregnancy? Let's talk about it!
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.
Those big fat negative pregnancy tests can drive a girl insane! It's hard when TTC becomes an obsession rather than a joy.
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