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Old 10-18-2006, 11:37 AM   #1  
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I'm not pregnant or nursing but I am drawn to this area of the forum because what you all have achieved is MY end goal - pregnancy. I am currently living a whole foods lifestyle in order to lose weight and get healthy for IUI next summer (male factor IF - will be using donor).

I am determined to be the best mom I can possibly be and the first thing that needs to be done is to create a healthy home for my child for the spark of life to begin and grow!

Anyone else with me??
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:57 AM   #2  
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Hi Alison..

That is wonderful what you are doing. A great goal with great rewards. I have 2 wonderful boys and one of the best things that I can do for them is to get in shape and stay healthy. Your goal can and will be achieved. I know you will be a great mom. Congrats to you on your 3lbs loss. Keep up the good work!!!
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:11 PM   #3  
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Good luck on getting pregnant! You may also find some great support at babycenter.com because they have a "big, beautiful, and trying to conceive" forum for people in your same situation...and once you conceive they also have a plus sized and pregnant forum. You will be so grateful for all the weight you lose before you get pregnant when you are in your last trimester and aching all over

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Old 10-18-2006, 05:11 PM   #4  
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Good luck! I got pregnant after losing 75 lbs, not intentionally just the way things happened. Now that I'm pregnant, I'm focused on staying healthy and getting back into shape once the baby comes. There's absolutely no better reason!
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:35 PM   #5  
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Same here, wasn't trying to get pregnant, wasn't planning to ever get pregnant, doctors thought hubby couldn't get me pregnant due to his illness. Fat lot they knew. Speaking of fat...I lost over 100 pounds of it and bam! Those doctors had to re-examine their thoughts on hubby. At 51, and me 41, we're doing the parenting thing. Me again, after a 22 year old daughter. Ahh well. I guess that's why they call it practicing medicine. LOL

Wouldn't change it for the world now, but man we sure had a hard time coming to terms with it back then. All I can figure though is that the weight loss must've been the culprit.
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Old 10-22-2006, 02:56 AM   #6  
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Anyone else with me??
Yes yes yes! I am with you! I'm also working on losing weight to better my chances of pregnancy (among other things, of course). I have been through fertility treatments including IUI and injections, but the injectables just wouldn't work and the doctor felt if I lost some weight, they may work better. I'm also using donor sperm and IUI, but there is no male factor - my partner is a woman.

I'm surprised I haven't run across more people here who are in the same infertility situation. Maybe everyone is in the PCOS forum...? I don't have PCOS so I have only lurked there.

Anyway, welcome! I love your positive attitude!
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Old 10-22-2006, 06:05 AM   #7  
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Hi! I'm trying to lose to conceive too, I have PCOS and We do have a TTC and WL thread, your more than welcome to join us if you want!!!!!! Over in the PCOS/Insulin Support.

Even if you don't have PCOS, everybody is welcome who is TTC. Not trying to take you away from this thread, I'd be willing to join ya over here as well!

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I am trying to conceive as well. I've been too afraid to go to a fertility specialist because of my weight. I want to be able to say I've done everything that's under my control before I go.

Good luck to you!
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Old 10-22-2006, 01:10 PM   #9  
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I'll join in! I've already lost a majority of the weight I want to lose and I get my IUD out on the 1st! I'm nervous!!! We'll start TTCing again in December, probably. *happy healthy TTC and pregnancy vibes* to everyone!
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:45 PM   #10  
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Thanks to all shared good thoughts and positive vibes!

And YAY! I'm so excited to see that there are some other women to share this journey with! Please stick around - post when you can and let's keep each other motivated and positive!

txmel - wow - another IUI/donor chick! I'm thrilled you responded! Hey, male factor, female partner - no difference here, we're in the same boat! I don't have PCOS either, which is why I decided to post here. So glad to hear from you - and I'm sorry that you've had a tough time so far with the injectables. Its amazing what treating our bodies better can accomplish and I'm happy to share the journey with you!

Sassy_Chick - Thanks for the invite to the PCOS TTC & WL thread! I will definitely check that one out too! I'm hoping to keep this thread going too - since I don't have PCOS this was the first place I looked, but its great to know there are more resources for us!

Lifeguard - Hi! Good for you for trying everything possible be healthy! My only word of advice is that although you're on the right road to getting healthy - you should NEVER have to be afraid of seeking the medical advice and assistance you need. I hate that so many in the medical community have made us feel "less than" for being fat. Have you ever looked at this site -http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/ They're a pregnancy based site but they do have sections on infertility, For me, though, the most positive aspect of the site is her insistence that we take control of our health care and INSIST on a size-friendly doctor. We deserve quality treatment, no matter what that darn scale says!

ValRock - Welcome! CONGRATULATIONS on losing the weight and being SO close to TTC! How exciting! Keep us posted on your progress and if you have any words of advice on the losing process (with TTC in mind) please share!

And as for ME, - I just got back from my OB/GYN and have been given a clean bill of health and some wonderful assurance that once I'm ready to try IUI we should have no problems at all getting pregnant! I SO needed to hear that! Of course, she completely agrees that losing weight first is the right thing to do - she quizzed me to make sure that I was doing it the RIGHT way - healthy foods, portion control, exercise, etc. It was just great to hear that everything is under control! I've been taking BCP's to regulate my periods, but will be going off them and charting beginning tomorrow. I really want to be 110% aware of my body and its cycles so that when I go in to that fertility clinic next summer things can go smoothly!

Peace, love and BABYDUST!!!
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hiya ppl
i also am ttc while trying to lose weight to get pg with baby number 2. im glad ive found other ppl in the same boat as me. ppl who can understand


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Old 10-23-2006, 09:44 PM   #12  
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Alison, YW and its always good to have lots of resources to go too.....

to everybody! Lots of +++++++++++++++ thoughts!
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wow - another IUI/donor chick! I'm thrilled you responded!
thanks! (changed the username, but it's me!) We're also probably going to start TTC again in the summer, so your ticker is my countdown also! We may try in the spring if I lose enough by then, but I'll be teaching every day and I'm not sure I could work all the RE (fertility doctor) appointments around that schedule or if I want to subject myself to all the hormones during that time!

I was thrilled to see on Monday that I lost 5 pounds last week! I checked again yesterday and I was down 2 more, but I only change the ticker after the "official" weigh-in on Mondays. I've been making great choices and I'm hopeful!

Lifeguard - At my first visit to the fertility doctor, I was terrified because of my weight. I really just went to find out how much I had to lose before he would consider seeing me, and I was shocked when he was willing to work with me right away. He acknowledged that weight can be an issue, but said it isn't necessarily and was always completely supportive and kind. I hope once you're ready to go, you find a doctor who is as wonderful as mine has been!

everyone else - good luck!
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:11 PM   #14  
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Okay I am in. DH and I are trying to have our first. My doctor told me that losing 40-50 pounds would be a great benefit. Tuesday on of my friends had a baby boy, he was so cute and I was so jealous. It will happen soon, I hope.
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:47 PM   #15  
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Welcome to the newbies to our thread! I'm so glad you're all here!

I'm having a rough moment right now - I little girl visiting my office just asked me if I have a baby in my belly.

So, now I feel fat...and empty. Ugh.

Next summer (when we start TTC) can't come soon enugh for me.
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