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Overweight and Pregnant (Anonymous)

August 1, 2007

This is me three months pregnant at 23 with my first. As you can see I started out my pregnancy overweight–at 5’4 and 223 lbs. The next picture is one of me at sixth months or so pregnant. I’m now 38 weeks pregnant, tons of stretch marks, and I weigh a whopping 263 lbs. I tried really hard not to gain weight, but it has just kept coming on! The most frustrating part is that you don’t feel “cute” and pregnant when you are overweight. I saw some pictures from my baby shower the other day and feel so ashamed for all the weight I’ve gained. I’ll send postpartum and hopefully a great weight loss story when I finally have my little guy.






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153 Responses to “Overweight and Pregnant (Anonymous)”

  1. bon Says:
    August 1st, 2007 at 10:59 am

    Whoah! Not cute? The huh?!!

    Woman, you are darling!

  2. Sarah Says:
    August 1st, 2007 at 11:00 am

    The fact that you made a baby is so miraculous! You should be proud of your pregnant body. It is just as unique as any thin woman’s body.
    God bless you and your little one! You’ll be a fabulous mama!

  3. intensity_too Says:
    August 1st, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    You are cute! You are beautiful!

  4. Julia Says:
    August 1st, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    You can always try to lose the weight after the baby….hang in there!

  5. Mama K Says:
    August 1st, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    Your body has grown a whole new person! That’s an amazing gift no matter what.

    If you aren’t happy about your weight you can always try and work on that after you have the baby.
    And if you decide to breastfeed, it burns like 500 calories a day just to make the milk. bonus!
    I lost all the baby weight and more thanks to nursing and eating healthy since I had my babe a year ago.

  6. Anna Says:
    August 1st, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    I can relate… I was about 236 when I was pregnant with twins, and now (13 months later) I weigh a whopping 324!

    I gained more weight after my pregnancy then I did during…

    Just try to relax and realize that you’ve created a little miracle…

    Whether you decide to breast-feed or not- at least go for walks with your little one.

    Not only will it reduce your stress and help you tone up- but the vibration of the stroller will help your baby sleep.

    Good luck- and if you need any support from another plus-sized momma- feel free to contact me.

    (this goes along for any other mum’s too!)

    VarukaD@yahoo.com

    My yahoo screen name is the same.

  7. Shana Says:
    August 1st, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    I am so glad you posted your pictures. I can truly understand all that you said. I to am an over weight mommy. If I took pictures of my body and we held yours and mine next to each other it would be hard to tell us apart.

    I too found it hard to feel cute like others while pregnant. But us big girls our just as pregnant as the slimmer girls. And our babies love us just as much too. :)

    And the extra weight you are putting on and the stretch marks forming on your body, I can honestly tell you that you baby will make it all worth it. I promise!!!

  8. Cathy Says:
    August 2nd, 2007 at 7:35 am

    I know exactly how you feel. I’m 5’8″, and about 260. My son is now 10 months old, and at least I’m back down to the weight I was before pregnancy. Don’t beat yourself up over gaining weight. You’re supposed to gain weight. A lot of it is fluid, and it won’t go away right away, but within the first couple of months it should. Definately try breast feeding–I was back into pre-pregnancy jeans (at least the looser ones) by 3 months after delivery. And always remember–your little guy is a gift, and you don’t really mind so much once he’s here. As long as he’s healthy and happy, the rest is irrelevant. And I wouldn’t trade my little guy for anything.

  9. Vanessa Says:
    August 2nd, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    I can definitely relate, Mama. I’ve always struggled with my weight and it’s taken a lot of time for me to be comfortable in my own skin.
    I’m now comfortable with my curves..and even the cellulite.
    Health is the most important thing. As long as you feel healthy and complete, everything else will fall into place.

  10. Dee Says:
    August 26th, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    You look wonderful! I was so hoping to see pics of overweight women on the site. I’m overweight and we’ve been TTCing for 3 years now, last year was off and on after I suffered a M/C. Unfortunately we both didn’t lose any weight and we want to try in just a few weeks! This site is beautiful and I hope that I get lucky this year!

    Dee

  11. danielle Says:
    September 5th, 2007 at 6:44 am

    girl i think u are amazing and can i say i think u look the spiting image of me i thought my partner had taken pics of me in the face its unbeliveable
    im 6 months pregnat with my first child and if i look like anything like u im purely satisfied ur increadable!
    go on girl

  12. Kelly Says:
    November 30th, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Your beautiful…and dont let anyone tell u any different. You are just fine. I’m only 5 weeks and I’m bigger than you are now. And it’s all me, baby isnt showing yet. So you be proud of yourself, and your beautiful tummy !!

  13. Jessica Says:
    January 7th, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    I too weighed about 225 lbs when I first got pregnant. At first I lost weight to 215 and then gained it all back to about 255. My tummy looked just like yours! :D

    As for not feeling beautiful, I felt the same way, but my husband never seemed to stay away and a lot of ppl said I look good. I think you look great!

  14. Amanda Says:
    February 6th, 2008 at 5:26 am

    Thanks for posting these! You look great! I can put myself right in your position. I too was overweight b4 i got pregnant. And i definitly had a hard time feeling cute while i was pregnant. I weighed about 208 at 5’5, during the pregnancy i got up to about 228 and now after its all been said and done (my daughter now 19months) i weigh 240! 12 pounds more than i did the whole time i was pregnant! After i had my daughter i found out i have polisystic ovarian syndrome, which can make you gain a lot of weight. So the way i see it is i am just very lucky to have my daughter and thats all that matters.

  15. MommytoFiona Says:
    February 25th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    I thank you for sharing your beautiful pregnancy photos. They are not only beautiful but real. Not all of us are as thin as could be, I am an overweight mommy and became pregnant at 25 weighting 192lbs, and now I am 215lbs and prego with my second. It is good to know there are women out there that look like me!! Thanks again.

    Best Wishes..

  16. Stephanie Says:
    March 24th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    You are not alone. I;m pregnant with my 6th child 17 weeks. I’m 5feet 10 and I weigh 283lbs. I know the risks are higher for me but I also know that over wieght women have babies eveyday. Bless you and if you work on losing the weight after the baby you will,

  17. jj Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    I am so glad that I ran into this, I weighed 195 before my pregnancy. I am only 6 weeks and can not tell at all, but my friend is eight weeks (much thinner) and has an adorable baby bump. It is the third baby for both of us. I was very jealous and feel much better knowing I am not alone, thank you so much!

  18. Melissa Says:
    May 7th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Thank God I found this site. I have been sitting up in bed (it’s past midnight) crying, and wondering if I’m going to be able to conceive at 200 pounds and 5’4. I can’t thank you enough for being so honest and open. Bless you!

  19. amarie Says:
    May 7th, 2008 at 7:25 am

    you look beautiful…i thought maybe i would never show because im 17 5’9 and i weigh 219 i thought wow shouldnt i get a belly like my friend leeandrea is well now that ive seen your inspiring pictures you have helped me out alot dont be ashamed of your body just be glad to be a wonderful mommy to be a have a beautiful little one ….Thank you soooo much!!

  20. Julie Says:
    May 8th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    For those who worry about their weight – I tried conceiving for over three years – 2 years were through fertility – I finally got pregnant through Invetro. I was 218 pounds by the time I got pregnant. I am almost 25 weeks and weigh 240. I am completely freaked out by my weight and fear medical problems ahead. Feel free to e-mail me with any success stories and/or if you are going through what I am. Just make sure to put overweight and pregnant in the subject line so I don’t delete your address thinking it is spam. Just know you are not alone being overweight and pregnant. Good luck!

    e-mail jasl614@aol.com

    Julie

  21. DANA Says:
    June 10th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    YOU DONT LOOK THAT BAD IV seen worse girl.keep ya head up and be happy.IAM or at least try to be. love ya self and every thing you want will happen 4 you.some girls look like that when there not pregnant,so dont sweat!your all real.thank you/so much

  22. dana Says:
    June 10th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    hay think you so much 4 those photos I am now pregnant with my first .Only about a month but Iam a big girl weighting at 175 and only 5-2 and I want to be healthy and not so over weight. I WILL NOW TRY HARDER…GOOD LUCK AND THANKS BECAUSE ITS REAL.

  23. cecilia Says:
    June 13th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    hey!!! i just wanted to write and let you know how amazing i think you are for sharing this with everyone and being so real.i think you are absoultuly gorgeous as is every pregnant woman 120 lbs or 320 lbs!!!!! i think pregnancy is a gift and we should be proud to be able to grow a mini human in side oursleves and have our bodies go through what they will. you are alot like me and i admire how brave you are.. i am 14 weeks pregnant with myh 2nd and i am weighing in at 190.for my height of 5’9 i am overwiegth and fearing this pregnancy will have its difficulties.. i have tried so hard to eat healthy and do the right thing by exercising and all but the weight just keeps coming and i am for from even being half way…but all i can say is stick through it and in the end when your holding that lil angel baby you will be thankful for haviung such a comfy wondeful body that grew such an awesome lil thing.. hang in there girl and if you ever need someone to talk to..i can relate trust me…….
    email- taurus7986@yahoo.com
    much love and good luck!!!!
    big mommas rule..hey!!! i just wanted to write and let you know how amazing i think you are for sharing this with everyone and being so real.i think you are absoultuly gorgeous as is every pregnant woman 120 lbs or 320 lbs!!!!! i think pregnancy is a gift and we should be proud to be able to grow a mini human in side oursleves and have our bodies go through what they will. you are alot like me and i admire how brave you are.. i am 14 weeks pregnant with myh 2nd and i am weighing in at 190.for my height of 5’9 i am overwiegth and fearing this pregnancy will have its difficulties.. i have tried so hard to eat healthy and do the right thing by exercising and all but the weight just keeps coming and i am for from even being half way…but all i can say is stick through it and in the end when your holding that lil angel baby you will be thankful for haviung such a comfy wondeful body that grew such an awesome lil thing.. hang in there girl and if you ever need someone to talk to..i can relate trust me…….
    email- taurus7986@yahoo.com
    much love and good luck!!!!
    big mommas rule..<3

  24. Erika Says:
    November 2nd, 2008 at 8:03 am

    I am 21 and pregnant with my second child wen I started my pregnancy I was 319 now at 5 months pregnant I am 318 I am eating healthy and trying to do the best for my body and my unborn girl but seeing coming across this site really helped ease some of my anxiety about being my size and pregnant I commend you for doing this and empowering us to feel good and proud to be mother no matter our size thank you

  25. Shalee Says:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    hey gurl! you look amazing dont let anyone tell you different im over weight n when i seen your pic i thought you looked beautiful as any of the lil bity prego gurl im 15 and im pregnant… the only thing that im scared about being pregnant is that im over weight n i wont look like the other gurls… most of my friends are pregnant n they said it dont matter what you look like some people look soo different its crazy!! so now i dont care how im going to look but i cant wait til my lil person pops out so i can show them sooo much love that i didnt get n thats what i think about then being over weight if you have any sugestions for me contact me at shasha_93_hhs@att.net i would love to chat

  26. zuliegirl Says:
    December 15th, 2008 at 5:46 am

    Hi there. For the last year, Ive had so many chances to fall pregnant. It hasnt happend! I just thought maybe its because I’m overweight,a whopping 260lbs and I thought I cant get preggers unless I lose weight!
    Now I think I may be pregnant, Its early stages if I am, but all the signs are there.
    I’m so happy Ive come across this page! The photos are amazing, and i can tell your pregnant. I was worried that if i was 6 months pregnant, people will think its because ive got bigger! Your pics’s prove other wise! You look amazing.

  27. Jessica Says:
    February 1st, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    This has really helped me i am going crazy i an 20 years old and i weight 233 i am the same weight now that i was when i was 9 months pregnant with my first child. I was going crazy so i started a diet and i lost 12 pounds and now that i lost that weight i started feeling better and then i got hit like i a ton of bricks and found out im pregnant again i have been told that it takes about a year to loose all your baby fat and it has not even been a year and im pregnant my first child is 8 months old but this just means that ill have to work on it but i think you are beautiful and brave you are doing something that i cant i have alot of problems with my self and dont even like my husband seeing me naked so i look up to you i hope all is well and god bless you and the baby and anymore beautiful babies you carry as well

  28. Stina Says:
    February 12th, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Thank you so much for posting this. I am 27 and am 25 weeks pregnant with my first child. Before I found out I was pregnant I weighed 209 (I am 5’3). I weigh about 221 right now. I feel like my body doesn’t look like the average pregnant womans body. Whenever I go for and ultrasound they always let me know that because of my big belly its hard to get good pictures of the baby. I have spent much time crying over this. It’s just nice not to be alone in this. Thank you again.

  29. regina Says:
    March 5th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    you are beutiful and so brave

  30. Meka Says:
    March 19th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Thanks so much for the site..I stumbled on it while feeling sorry for myself because I am not showing yet (19 weeks)…I am 25, and hubby and I are expecting number 4…When I got pregnant 6 years ago, I weighed 180 and now I weigh 260…but your site makes me feel better after reading your story and the other ladies stories. God Bless You and Your Family.

  31. Kim Says:
    April 18th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    It’s great to finally find someone else going through the same thing I am. I’m 18 5’6″ and pre-pregnancy weight was 192 and now I’m 28 weeks and a whopping 228. I eat as well as I can and exercise but the wiehgt won’t stop coming on. My belly is just as marked up but my husband still can’t keep his hands off me. your darling and i hope you have a beautiful, healthy baby! thank you so much for being brave and posting the pics!

  32. Brandi Says:
    April 21st, 2009 at 4:55 am

    Wow ! After reading this I feel a whole lot better being pregnant and overweight! I’m 5’6 and weight 230 just found out yesterday that Im pregos. Yes im worried about being bigger then a house when this is all said and done but my main fears are with diabetes etc. Runs is my family.So I have to be very careful and watch what I do eat and exercise mildly too.But thanks for the blog , and dont worry momma you look awesome !

  33. Mary Says:
    April 21st, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you for being brave enough to show your body this way. I just found out today that I am pregnant with my third and am about 250 lbs. I was shocked and suprised and sad. I called my best friend and mom right away and cried and shared by fears. Now I have to break it to my husband when he comes home from work and I am so scared. We both wanted me to lose weight before any more babies…at least 25 lbs, but low and behold here we are. I am scared how he will react, because we have recently had issues in our realtionship regarding my health and body. At least I know I’m not alone. I think he’ll be mad at first. At himself for not being more careful, and me for not being more careful. I think after the shock is over we will be fine. I plan to start excerising right away and start a food journal and really watch myself and try to keep the weight gain to a minimum. Most importantly now I just want a healthy baby.

  34. TStepanovic Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    i love this forum… i dont feel ashamed anymore… i feel right at home… i am 20… 256lbs before pregnancy… 268lbs at 4 month along… i feel horrible. my weight keeps going up and i hate it… thanks for keepin me sane ladies.. i needed it

    email me if you have any tips for expecting mothers as this is my first :)

    navybratinpink@aol.com

  35. ELENA Says:
    June 19th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I wish we had more websites that catered to women who are bigger. I keep looking and to no avail. I am glad you are not ashamed, that makes me see that I should not be ashamed either.

    This is my first pregnancy, and I weighed 263lbs when I first found out I was pregnant. I am now at 23 weeks, having a girl, her name will be Isabel, and she is constantly moving. I am excited. I have gained about 8lbs, and I am trying to not gain more than 25lbs before she is born.

  36. rachael Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    I am 28 and just found out I’m pregnant with my first child. I’m only 5 ft and weigh 190. I’m concerned about alot. My health, diabetes runs in my family, babys health. I pray that I’m healthy enough to have it. Finding this site let’s me know that I am not the only woman that has ever been faced with these trials and tribulations in life. With the help from good friends, a perfect boyfriend, and a site like this, I know it will be ok.

  37. zoefluff Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    It is so great to see this website. I am overweight 5’11 and 260lbs and I keep hearing from my family that I should not try to get pregnant. My husband and I have to do IVF due to male infertility issues and I have been really nervous about the process as I keep hearing getting pregnant is selfish at my weight and that I should wait a year and lose weight fist. I am almost 33 and don’t want to wait any longer. I would love to hear some good overweight pregnancy stories as I am starting to get really scared.

  38. kirby Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I decided to switch doctors to get more personalized service and had the horrible realization that I am too overweight to see a normal doctor. I weighed 240lbs. when I found out I was pregnant and at 8 weeks I weighed 244 now I am 15 weeks and I dont know how much I weigh because the doctor would not see me. They said that I was obese and that my pregnancy would be considered high risk. I was mortified to find this out. I did not want to sit and cry so I found another doctor. I was just in shock that a doctors office could turn you away because of your weight. I am otherwise healthy and never had a problem. I am not concerned whether or not I will have a healthy baby because I am 100% sure that god is looking after this child and myself. I have been ttc for the last 7 years and I am not going to let anyone make me second doubt this pregnancy.

  39. Lisa Ceaser Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Thank you for your post, your honesty and your inspiration. Before I got pregnant I was 5’7″ and weighed around 250. At my first obgyn appointment, and when I was 8 weeks pregnant I weighed 264 and was shocked because I couldn’t see the difference, my regular pants still fit. The only thing I could convince myself was that it was in my boobs and fluid I was retaining. We are now 11.5 weeks and I find myself wondering how my body will look as we progress further along. I am not overly concerned with outward appearance, but more with comfort, health and my own stamina. Carrying a baby, plus my own weight frightens me. Though I know it’s too late to start “dieting” now, I do plan to give it hell after the baby is born so when we have our second, I don’t have these same concerns.

    But again, I just wanted to tahnk you for being an inspiration.

  40. angela Says:
    July 22nd, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I just wanted to say thanks for posting your pics and for all of the followup comments. I am at 243 to start pregnancy and having trouble finding info and pictures from other overweight/obese mommies to be. It is hard to feel as cute as some of the “little” mommies with their bellies. But thanks for letting me know I am not alone and reminding me to focus on my miracle.

  41. Bianca Says:
    July 25th, 2009 at 6:44 am

    hi i think you are fantastic and brave for showing these photos, i have been trying 2 find somethin like this 4 a while now 2 no avail. Im not sure how much i weigh exactly bout 220 and about 5’3/5’4 tall and my partner and i have been trying 2 have our second child for almost 3 yrs now. im 22 and when i had my first i was 65kgs and i cant seem 2 shift my weight at the moment. My periods r irregular,im not sure if i even ovulate doc wont give me clomid 2 ovulate because im so overweight pregnancy would be too dangerous. I think i may be pregnant now as im 2 weeks late i did a test 5 days after period was due with a negative result so ill test again next wk. Congratulations u should feel very proud u r growing a little baby. I wish u all the best and u have helped me out a lot thank u.

  42. Joyce Says:
    August 6th, 2009 at 4:12 am

    Hi, I am 16 weeks pregnant and very very overweight, I went to a normal docter and he send me to a ginocoligist because my blood pressure is to high, I didn’t get good news from the second docter, he put me on blood pressure pills and I’m very concerned at what he said, he mentioned that I could lose my baby due to me being overweight and the blood pressure. Is there any one out there that actually got good news of overweight, high blood pressure pregnancy.

  43. Amanda Says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you so much for posting! My husband and I have been trying for a year now and I just picked up my Rx for Clomid. I haven’t taken yet because of my weight, I’m 5’7″ and weigh about 305lbs. After reading this I have so much hope! Thank you!

  44. samantha Says:
    August 28th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I feel better and know that I’m not alone….I showed your last picture to my hubby and told him that its me and he immediately told me to “take”(picture)it off…as I scrolled up the one with the stretch marks because I don’t have that, that’s when he realise its not me but I’m telling you I thought they were my pictures…I’m three months pregnant with my first after 13yrs of marriage and I don’t care now about how I look BUT am trying to eat healthy so that I don’t gain anymore…I have gained 30pounds already and was 205 when I started….Am so glad that you have the courage to do what you did because I now have to tell myself that beauty is only skin deep….Wishing you all the best and would like to know how you’re doing with your little one.

  45. Monica Says:
    August 30th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Thank God I’ve found this site and found someone as open as YOU.

    I’m 9weeks and 3days today, and I’m overweight!
    I’m at 295, 5’5.
    So you can probably amagine.

    This whole pregnancy has blessed me sooo much and I thoank God everytday for giving me the chance to conceive. I tried a whole year and we never got lucky then I realized the signs I were having but all PT’s were all Neg. so I decided to go to the clinic and there we go, “You’re pregnant” I liturally busted in tears ’cause now I know I have our lil’one coming.

    But now the problem is, I can’t find maternity clothes. Everything looks like it going to fit then a slap in the face about being “fat” in the dressing room.

    I’m very exicited and blessed but all at the same time I’m ashamed… of my body, then I think about my boyfriend and thank God all over again for him loving me for who I Am.

    If you or anyone reading my post and would like to become “overweight” pregnancy friends, please contact me.

    I know times are good and also rough, and I know I need a good friend =]

    angel.eyez09@ymail.com

    TakeCare and I give you my very best blessings.

  46. mary Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Thank you so much for your testimonial and courage, I can’t believe my tummy look so much like yours @months.
    I’m 12weeks late with my period and about 8hpt tests and they’re still negative, I have felt all the pregnancy symptoms and now they are easing away…I was 205 when I started feeling pregnant and now I’m 235 and 5’3″…this will be my first and I’m so nervous, if anyone has gone through this please write me @namolicious8@hotmail.com

  47. anne Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I’m over 40 and I’m 20 weeks pregnant with my first child. I was about 195 lbs when I got pregnant (after a year of ivf treatments) and now I weigh about 205. It’s hard to be bigger, but the fact is that I made a decision to put this baby first. I love my body for supporting his life, and that’s an amazing feeling because I was anorexic and bulimic for several decades. I don’t believe that we were all meant to be thin, and the photos on this site are so helpful! Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us. For those of you who are not getting support from doctors, change to another one! No one has mentioned my weight and it has made me feel enormously grateful. I have wanted to have a baby for so long, and being able to give my son life is so much more important than how I look. Thank you again for reminding me of this.

  48. Kristie Says:
    September 8th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Thank you so much for your posting. I am 30 year’s old and pregnant with my first child. I’m 5’9 and weighed 284 pounds before I got pregnant. I am now 18 weeks and weigh 290. I have been stressing myself out about my weight since I got pregnant and worried will I even look pregnant. Thanks so much for the posting and pictures. ?

  49. mandy Says:
    October 15th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    thank you so much for sharing your pictures!!you are beauiful. i was pregnant and overweight with my son Spencer. He is now nine years old..he will be ten in may…and im ashamed to say that im still heavy. im 5’9 and 280 pounds. i am trying to lose some weight so i can have another baby.. reading your story has inspired me thanks again.

  50. Destiny Says:
    November 6th, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I am in tears! I am 5’3″ tall and right now I weigh 218lbs. The most I have ever weighed! I just gave birth to my 2nd- a baby girl in March 09 and had lost almost all of the 40 lbs I put on, however I gained in right back. I felt the exact same way as you and my body image and self esteem are horrible to me. Yet, my daughter reminds me every second that she was worth it all! My period is a week late and I am putting off the actually “test” because I know I will feel mortified if I am pregnant again at this weight! Your pictures just showed me that I am not alone and that there is support out there. I felt ashamed at every visit while pregnant with my daughter and the doctors did not help- I felt judged and ridiculed and self conscious. It is a shame that any of us are forced to feel such a way when we have such an amazing wonderful beautiful thing happening inside of us. God bless!

  51. Hilary Says:
    November 11th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you for posting these pics… I was beginning to feel as though I was the first overweight woman to get pregnant… you have really made me feel so wonderfully normal!
    love and blessings

  52. alyssa Says:
    November 19th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I agree with the other women on here; your beautiful and you should be very happy that you’ll be able to carry your baby to full term… I wasn’t so lucky, I was 20 years old when I got pregnant but I miscarried and lost my baby. It would have been born this month in November… There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about my unborn baby… I never had the chance to hold it or tell it I loved it..

    Just because you gain a little weight doesn’t mean your ugly or none of that non sense; every one is beautiful in their own way and pregnancy is a beautiful thing. Be thankful you’ll get the chance to hold your baby and see it grow up; I know there’s some women out there who never get to experience pregnancy for whatever reason(s) and they wish they could be in your shoes :) .

  53. kuchikara Says:
    November 22nd, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you for your pictures! I was starting to feel kind of alone in my situation of being overweight and pregnant.

  54. Cheryl Says:
    December 6th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I’m very thankful that you put your pictures up. I was down and out about my weight and kept telling myself something had to be done. However, I found out I was pregnant, and I’m all kinds of ecstatic, esp after suffering a miscarriage earlier this year. Weight has always been an issue for me, and I’m thankful for this site. It makes me feel better about my shape, and the change my little one is going to cause within the few months.

    God has blessed us with the gift of giving life to another. Off of that alone, we as women can do anything.

    Thanks for sharing, and good luck with all your pregnancies/new babies

  55. pirate Says:
    December 6th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I’m so relieved to hear someone else’s story. I am overweight and don’t look like the cute little pregnant girl with the basketball belly. I also am having difficulty even though I’m 6.5 months along and people can’t even really tell especially because I am big chested as well.

  56. kc Says:
    December 15th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    hey i am 21 with first baby on the way i am 16 weeks and overweight i am 5’7 and 275 now i hold my weight very well but also dont feel like im going to look cute i already have stretch marks on my tummy now the back of one of my legs they are coming in i cant handle that!!

  57. Clare Says:
    December 15th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    i think your beautiful bigger, women are beautiful…not saying that thin women aren’t but i don’t find them healthy looking.
    i’m 18 and weigh 250 (last time i weighed myself) i think i might be pregnant but i’m to scared to take the test…..i want kids but all my friends have been telling me i shouldn’t, i know i’m young…but i don’t feel like i can try to anyone close to me because of how they feel….if i am pregnant i’m keeping it….. i just feel alone
    thank you for making this site…i needed a place to tell someone…

  58. Beth Says:
    December 22nd, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I have read most of these posts,and I have to say to all of you that just embrace yourself the way you are. I am 5’2″ and 230lbs. I have just found out that I am prego with # 4. With #1 I was only 190, and I still didn’t show until about 6-7 months. This is really because your uterus has never had to stretch that far before. The more babies you have, the faster you’ll show. Not that I am encouraging you to have more just to show, but just an fyi.
    I know that it is discouraging not to look “cute”, but honestly, I think that the women who are already thin, worry so much about being “fat” that it can put their babies in jeopardy. And while there are health issues specific to overweight pregnant women, don’t assume you will have them. I never have had any issues, and all my babies have been healthy. Good luck to you all, and God Bless!

  59. Beth Says:
    December 22nd, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    OH, and another thing. I would much rather have stretch marks than hemorrhoids!!! I got the stretch marks, but all my skinny friends got the hemorrhoids! And that is the truth!

  60. princess Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    WOW !! and I felt like I was all alone …. I am 5’3 ( in sept i was 285 lbs) current weight is 311… I have been having prego symptoms now for a few months but all the test keep saying negative…my belly has rounded out and I look prego …but if I am I would be starting my 16th or 17th week …how I know is the last time i had unprotected sex was the 1st 2 weeks of sept…no period in sept…light 2 day one the last 2 days of oct.. and none since.. I did go to a doc last week but she did a urine test and said I wasnt prego cause the test was neg. she wouldnt even examine me and couldnt tell me why I was rounding out or feeling movement…she said I was overweight and I probably had a hernia and walked out….now I am very nervous about trying to find another doc…for fear the same thing will happen… guess time will tell !

  61. Katrina Says:
    December 28th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Thank you so much for posting this. I am currently 12w3d. I weighted 217lb, and am 5’4″ at the start. Now, somehow I am at 208lb. The doctors aren’t concerned at all right now, but they want me to gain 15-20lbs. Over the last year I have seen so many skinny pregnant women, co-workers and family, I wasn’t sure what I was going to look like and have been sad because I want that cute pregnant belly. Your pictures have given me hope. Thank you!

  62. Kris Says:
    January 1st, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Hey, I just wanted to say that your body is beautiful! I too, am in the same boat. 25, 5’6″, and 211 to start, now 215 (I’m only 11 weeks, 1 day so far). I am so glad I saw this site! I was afraid of how I looked because everyone else’s baby belly looks so different because they’re skinny. Thanks for relieving some fears!!

  63. Amber Says:
    January 14th, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I just wanted to drop in say that you are such a strong woman for posting your pics online for the world to see. I would never be able to do that! I’am 23yrs. old and pregnant with my 1st baby. I tried to concieve for 22 months and then finally in July of 2009 we got PREGNANT! I never thought that at 5’7 and 320lbs I could get pregnant. Then when I felt like nothing could possibly take me off cloud nine I realized that people did not notice that I was pregnant. I just looked like I was getting fatter and fatter. I’ am now 6 months pregnant and weigh 327lbs. So I have only gained 7 pounds!!! not to bad. But only the people who know me know im pregnant! I have felt so horrible and have been so hard on myself. Then I came across this site and read all of the stories from women just like me. I know now that I am not the only one! I know I need to pick myslef back up and know that I am pregnant wether or not im 120lbs or 320lbs. I hope that this site and these stories will find and help other women just like us! Thank you for PICS and sharing your story.

  64. Jessica Says:
    January 19th, 2010 at 7:56 am

    I have to tell you, that you are quite an inspiration for even posting these pics. You are far more brave then i am LOL..i could of never done this. But i know how you are feeling. Im 24 and before i got pregnant weighed about 295 and stand at about 5’9. And have gained between 15 and 25 lbs. Im due March 20th and so far so good she is nice and healthy. All i wanted was to be skinny and have the big belly come with it. But because of this i found out that i am not alone. And i love it. Good luck with your baby.

  65. Kayla Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Thank you for posting your pics – you are beautiful! But I think I take the cake (literally, haha) for biggest pregnant person – I am on baby #3, and have gained 46lbs at 32 weeks putting me at 345 – YIKES! It’s scary b/c I gain avg. 80lbs with each pregnancy, so I kinda knew I would get ultra-huge with this baby (started at 299, 5’11″) I have a great doctor and am not considered high-risk as both my previous deliveries have gone really well (and easy!) and my babies weigh 10lbs! Losing the weight afterward is a challenge that I’m actually looking foward to, but the beautiful baby is worth all the weight gain!

    Also, maternity wear advice – get a wrap dress – soft, stretchy jersey cotton! Pair it with yoga pants from American Eagle (size XXL – long lengths for taller women!) You can wear it the whole time, and the wrap-tie above your belly really accentuates the baby bump!

  66. NeyerMommy85 Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I am totally in the same boat as you, Im 24 5 weeks preg with my second and starting out at 230 lbs and 5′ 4″ tall. So I totally understand how you feel, especially since my brother-in-laws girl just had a baby 2 weeks ago and she was the skinny,cute, blonde with a basketball belly. It sucks cus I know Im not going to be posting pics of my belly and Im worried people wont even know Im pregnant, theyll just think Im gaining more weight. But Ive been trying for 4 1/5 years to get prego and I plan on enjoying this fully! But thank you for posting those pics, its good to know that we can be thick but still have a cute baby bump!

  67. WantToBeaMom Says:
    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I currently weigh 190 pounds and I am 5’5″. I started weight watchers 2 months ago and lost 15 pounds. My husband and I just decided we should have a baby but the more I read the more scared I get about having a baby. According to the BMI calculator I am obese which would put me at risk for all of the scary medical problems. After hearing some of your stories I am afraid I will have a horrible pregnancy because the doctors will be mean and I won’t have a baby bump. Can anyone give me any hopeful information?

  68. Erica Says:
    February 23rd, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    i’m so proud of you! i am 27 years old n 16 weeks pregnant with my first child. i’ve been on birth control since i was 17 n always thought to wait til i was married to have kids. all my friends and cousin started having kids at young ages. i’m 5’7 and at the start of my pregnancy was 240 but when i found out bout our baby i stopped eating fast food n stocked our home with fresh fruits n veggies. cooking lean meats, baking n boiling instead of frying them n eating steamed food. i dropped 20 lbs jes like that. also im doing prenatal yoga n power walking 30 minutes to a hour 4 days a week n going for bike rides on the wknd. I used to drink 3 or 4 days heavily a week and was a pack a week smoker. but our baby completely changed me. i quit it all and i feel and look great. my skin is amazing n all clear. i dont have a double chin anymore. i can feel the beginning of my baby bump and that is amazing to me! im so glad to see your pictures up n all the support of other mothers is great. i admire all of you for sharing your stories n encouragement.

  69. becca Says:
    March 1st, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Thank you for posting this. It really helps.

  70. Angela Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Honey, you have my body. It’s seriously like looking at a pic of myself. I’m about the same weight as what you started out with, and the fact that you got pregnant at that weight makes me so happy. Also, from what I can see, your body was so cute during pregnancy. I hope that when I finally get pregnant (we’ve been trying for almost 2 years) that I look as cute as you.

  71. sandy Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    I AM 24 YRS AND I WEIGH 286 POUNDS. ME AND MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT FOR 4YEARS AND NOTHING IS WORKING. MY DOCTOR HAS PUT ME ON A DIET WHICH I’M TAKING SERIOUSLY. I CRY EVERYDAY CAUSE I FEEL GUILTY ABOUT NOT HAVING A CHILD FOR MY HUSBAND. AND I LIVE IN THE FEAR THAT I WONT BE ABLE TO. I NEED HELP SO PLEASE IF THERE ARE ANY SUGGESTIONS I’M WILLING TO TRY IT. I’M VERY SCARED SO SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME. I’M PLEADING PLEASE.

  72. stachia Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I’m so glad someone had enough balls to stand up for the big & pregnant! it makes me happy cause @ the start of me finding out i was pregnant i was sitting @ 280 pounds here i am 14 weeks later i haven’t weighed myself but i am worried… I’m scared that my weight is going to affect my pregnancy.. I heard a lot of horror stories, and the lady i see she’s a midwife doesn’t make me feel good that i’m overweight and pregnant yet she’s overweight herself! i feel judged when i go for a check up w/my midwife! I dont know any bigger pregnant women so its making me feel really insecure.. I could use support in knowing that I will be okay and have a healthy baby..
    my email is stachia1111@gmail.com
    God bless & To all the woman that are pregnant I wish you all the best of health and blessings your way.

  73. Natalie Says:
    March 27th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I really appreciate that you posted these photos. i am a big girl and 16 weeks along. It was so nice to have these as a comparison. I hope you have a beautiful life and children!!

  74. Leanne Says:
    March 28th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    i feel alot better since looking at this i ws starting to feel so ashamed of myself bc i started out overweight. i used to weigh near 225, then got myself down to 210 and everyone was telling me how much weight i had lost, and i was feeling so happy that i had gotten control over my weight and was starting to feel better about myself… well then i found out i was pregnant, and that im high risk so i cant do the book approved pregnancy exercises bc of my heart [i had heart surgery when i was born] im 7 months now and a little past 240!! i get so upset looking in the mirror bc i dont see a beautiful pregnant girl. i see a cow. my boyfriend always tells me, “you dont look fat, you look pregnant” but he is in afghanistan so all he sees are the pictures i take for him each week. im nervous bc his leave is scheduled for around the exact time as the baby’s due date. when he left i was 4 months and hadnt gained much weight at all…. next time he sees me in person ill be 9 months and well ive already gained 30 lbs so whatever a gain in these next 2 months. it makes me feel a little better to kno that im not alone alone tho. i think every other woman that is pregnant [big or small] is beautiful. i jus cant feel that way about myself for some reason. thank you so much for posting this i kno that i never could have done it. i find you to be brave and strong, and yes beautiful :]

  75. Chrissy Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    You look wonderful, I am so glad that you showed off your body it gives me insperation that I to can show mine! Thanks again!!

  76. Kristi Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Hello there. It was nice to see this. I am 5ft 7 and 244 and 17 weeks pregnant. Before I got pregnant I was at my highest weight of 257 or 258 so I have actually lost some weight. Probably due having gestational diabetes and can’t eat any of the good stuff…lol But I feel the same as you….wishing I was “cute” like other smaller preggy ladies. But it is what it is…lol Just enjoy the experience and look forward to that little one :) ALL the best to you :)

  77. Vonnie Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I do have say your very brave to put up those pictures..I couldn’t never..im 6 months and don’t even look it..I see these women that have this beautiful belly and I dnt have it and it hurts..yes ppl can see the rounding of my tummy and notice a difference but idnt.. And I thought I was alone..im glad to see im not..ur beautiful and so is that baby bump..

  78. Amy Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    It was so wonderful coming across this site! I am currently 8 weeks pregnant with my first child. I am 30, 5’4, and weigh about 265. Your pictures are beautiful, and it makes me realize that I will be a beautiful, glowing pregnant woman as well! I have other issues to deal with in the struggle to lose weight. I have PCOS, Type 1 Diabetes, and an underactive thyroid. I’ve realized the most important thing I can do now for my pregnancy is eat healthy and stay positive! We are growing little people and we should be proud of our bodies! Good luck to all of you ladies!

  79. Danyal Says:
    May 5th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I am sorry that everyone has gone threw these tough times. I am 24 and I weigh 312 I am 5’7 well I was but the weight has made me be 5’6 1/2 or something… the last time I checked. Found out I am pregnant April 10, 2010 at 300 lbs… I have a three year old son and I was over weight when I got pregnant with him, 260 and kept going up! I looked at my photos and had a lot of water. I lost 30 lbs right after I had him. I am very active I play softball in the summer and work-out everyday at the gym. I don’t have a eating habit I guess I need to push harder to sweat!! I also have asthma, scary part my son pushed up on my lungs and it made breathing hard and had to get on my Neb machine.
    Why I think the weight kept coming I tore my ACL my senior year playing softball and I babied it so I didn’t play sports for a year. I am really scared this around.

  80. Lulu Says:
    May 14th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Hi. Finding this has made me feel a lot better. Your pictures look just like if I would take pictures of myself..Makes me feel comfortable knowing a lot of us don’t show as much as other women do. I am 22 weeks pregnant and show a little bump…but everyone who see’s me says: Where’s your belly? And I always feel the need to explain that it’s normal cause I’m not thin. Thanx for sharing this with us!

  81. Amanda Says:
    May 21st, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Hi,
    Thanks for posting your story and pictures! I am overweight and have just found out im pregnant. I already have 1 daughter and was so scared I would look really fat further on in my pregnancy. I now feel so much better after reading your thread. Thanks so much for sharing your story :)

  82. Michelle Says:
    May 24th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    i feel the same way when i see cute pregnant thin girls, but i just think of my baby an figure hes prolly a heck of alot safer an more comfortable than if i was stick thin!! rock on girlfriend!!

  83. Steph Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I just had my first appointment with an RE. After 3 rounds of Clomid I’m still not ovulating so my OBGYN referred me to the RE. He said that I’m too overweight to get pregnant. I’m 27, 5’7 and 272 today. He told me he wouldn’t even help me until I lost 50 lbs and got down to at least 220. While I know I need to lose weight, I feel so bummed out. Its so inspiring to read the stories of all of you lovely ladies. It fills me with hope. I’d love to hear from any other ladies who had trouble conceiving and are/were overweight. I’m definitely looking for some wisdom and advice such as should I continue trying to lose weight, but also look for another doctor. Thanks for any help. stwboswell@yahoo.com

  84. Jenny Says:
    May 28th, 2010 at 7:08 am

    This is sooo Amazing! Steph I know how you feel Me and My husband have been trying for 5.5 years and I too am overweight 285lbs. And My doctor has told me to get the weight off before I even concider children. He told me I was so heavy that I didn’t ovulate. Well I am a Medical Assistant and I have always been told if you have a period you DO ovulate. Anyone else have these problems? You know you do all these things that COULD help get you pregnant and NOTHING it is really sad. And it really upsets me to hear about a woman,she will sleep with a man and get pregnant and either abort the baby or Give it up! It is soo not fair! These stories are truely amazing. I need someones help oh what to really do, Why is it soo hard for us to get pregnant?! Well ladies if you have any words of wisdom I would love to hear them. Email me and jennyparrish815@bellsouth.net

  85. Bonnie (SOAM) Says:
    May 28th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Jenny, a period does not mean you have ovulated. I highly recccomend the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility- it will hepl you understand your body so much better and will give you the tools to know for sure if you are ovulating or not.

  86. martha bustos Says:
    June 6th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    you have nothing to be ashamed of. you are carrying a child. what a blessing. now i dont feel alone. i am 5’2″ and i have always been overweight. but i gained so much more weight during my 1st year of marriage then i got pregnant before i could lose the weight. i was 225 and by my 9th month i weighed 285. i was carrying twins. i couldnt believe i could be so big. but what felt the worst was that i didn’t look pregnant. i felt helpless and alone being so fat. but now i dont feel that way anymore. what a blessing it is to give birth to twins though the labor was not easy with the extra weight.

  87. Sally Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Thank you all for sharing ur stories, and thank you for placing ur pictures and starting a topic that noone else did. It’s really helpful and self boosting to know that others have feelings same as urs. I’m an overweight 26y mom to an 11 months old baby girl and now 17 weeks pregnant at 247 lbs. I wish we can have more websites for overweight expecting women, so we can always find answers and understanding people to share feelings with. It’s always better to know that u’r not alone.

  88. Jasmine Says:
    June 20th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I am considered obese at app. 270 lbs. and 5 foot 5. My husband and I are planning on IVF soon. I have been crazy thinking if this is the wrong decision being this overweight to begin with. But these pictures and stories have put me at ease. Thank you ladies for sharing :)

  89. karina batcho Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 11:45 am

    i am really glad i found a website for big pregnant women like myself. i always suffered for being overweight. when i got married i weighed 180. then i gradually added on the pounds and i reached my highest weight of 225. i could not believe the scale. my husband and family believe i was preggo. took many tests. all negative. then i missed my period my belly was getting more swollen and i was shocked i am preggo. i wanted to lose the extra pounds but i just gained and looked so fat. but i realized that this is such a blessing. i am in my ninth month looking as big as a house. My weight is at a whooping 293. and i am showing.

  90. Becca Says:
    June 24th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Thank you for posting this. You are an inspiration to others. I am a Nurse. I am also 6 weeks pregnant. I have Hoshimoto’s and Hypothyroidism. These problems make it difficult for me to NOT miscarry. I have lost two already, so we are praying that this one goes smoothly, and so far it has. I am 5’8″ and weigh 225.

    For those of you who are Trying to conceive, you need to visit the site http://www.twoweekwait.com. I learned SO much from there about basil body temperature tracking and Ovulation predictor kits and a lot of different things to make you ovulate, or help with conception. It is also an excellent community of women to talk to and vent when doctors/spouses/partners are sick of listening :) I became SO much more aware of my body because of this site.

    For those of you that have doctors that claim that because you are overweight you are automatically high risk and must have c-sections, or gain a lot of weight, you need to switch. Your doctor is not there to lecture. Only educate. If you don’t feel comfortable with them, then change.

    It is not about the pounds, it is about health. Put healthy foods into your diet, and start walking 30 minutes a day at least four times a week. The “gestational Diabetes” diet is good for ANY pregnant person. It will help keep your diet on track and allow you to develop more healthy eating habits.

    As far as not looking “cute”, I understand…its something all of us will have to deal with. You know what though? I know a LOT of skinny girls who EAT AND EAT AND EAT just to “look” pregnant quicker. Guess what? They gain WAY too much weight. SO, it works both ways. Pregnancy is a MAJOR change to our bodies. It is not an excuse to eat for two. My doctor reccommended 100 extra calories the first trimester, 300 the second, and 300 the third.

  91. Shell Says:
    July 7th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    My husband and I just started trying to conceive. I am so excited, but however, my excitement has been put on hold by thoughtless family members telling me how “huge” I will be and how much weight I will gain when I get pregnant. I am 5’3 and 185 now. I found your website and keep going to it to remind myself that I will be beautiful, just like you, when I do conceive. Thank you for posting real pictures of a real beautiful woman.

  92. sandra Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 5:45 am

    thankyou so much for putting my mind at ease im 27 years old pregnant with my 1st child weighing 115 kilos andi too am not showing

  93. sandra Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 5:47 am

    by the way i think your body is beautiful ad there is nothing to feel ashamed about we all come in all different sizes shapes and colours

  94. sarah Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I wonder how you and your baby are doing now? Please update us!

    I’ve struggled so long with my weight and image. I was born big and no one has let me forget it ever since. Seeing your pictures and reading all the posts brought realization to me that I AM normal which is all I ever wanted to be.

    I’m 37, 5’9, 256 lbs. Highest weight was 292 2 years ago. The dr. told me to get down to 250 for a safer pregnancy. I did but only by unhealthy means.

    We’ve tried to get pregnant for over a year. Found out I was infertile my whole life. Now, we’re on the fertility circuit and I feel the clock clicking down. It will happen only by God’s grace and His blessing upon our marriage.

    Thank you for your bravery. You have inspired me.

  95. Wendt Says:
    August 4th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Thank God for this blog! I am about to be 39 and weigh 282 lbs. My husband and I adopted 3 awesome children they are now 18,17&15. After doing several rounds of clomid had a beautiful little girl, now 7yrs old. I just took 2 preg. test and sure enough + on both. Called my dr and because of my PCOS they want to see me in the morning. While I have great faith, I am a little worried about the affects of my age and weight.

  96. Krissy Says:
    August 14th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    HI ladies. I am 36 and my husband and I were TTC for 2 years. I did all the ovulation calendars, tests, ate right, etc. all of that stuff and nothing happened. I started thinking it was my weight. I get migraines really bad and usually got them right before my period. I did some research and although I was “regular” every 28 days on the nose, I was still having hormone surges which is what was causing my headaches. I have no insurance so I couldnt see a Dr. so online I found this herb called Vitex. I read all the testimonials of these women who were TTC for years and they took this herb for a couple of months and got pregnant. I thought, yeah right, ok! ALmost all the women said that they had irregular periods and issues ovulating and the product was not recommended for “regular” periods. Well, I thought maybe if nothing else, I can even out my migraines and it was cheap, so I got a bottle of it. First month, no migraines. Second month, I got pregnant! I couldnt even believe it. I am the biggest skeptic in the world. It may be a coincidence, but that Vitex did make a difference with my headaches, so I KNOW it did SOMETHING to my hormones. I am now 6 weeks and am hoping all will go well. I am overweight and 36 years old and this is my first, so I’m cautiously optimistic. Good luck to you all!

  97. lydia Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 4:10 am

    thank you so much for you have reasured me that im not the only one, i am 19 weeks now and iv recently seen a consultant at my hospital who made me feel ashamed of being heavy, the things she said to me made me cry, she told me im making my baby suffer because im overweight, and that i will not be able to have a natural birth as my baby will be in distress this petrifid me as its my first iv asked my midwife and she has resured me that it is not the case and as long as i keep healthy all should be fine. its so nice to see other big ladies in the same boat as me,the way i see it we are pregnant we was healthy enough to fall pregnant so why not go the whole way :) im proud of my little miracal that is growin side me regardless of my weight,i dnt believe being large stops us from having babies or will affect us in any way.
    thank u to everyone i feel so much better findin this, good luck to you all and god bless xxx

  98. Heather Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Hey my name is Heather, I am 300lbs and 5’1, I have tried for almost 5 years to get pregnant and can’t, and like many of your doctors they told me I could not get pregnant unless I lost the weight and that was the reason we haven’t concieved, is there anything I can do? Please help! By the way, you are beautiful and very blessed, I pray God blesses me with too, and that you and your baby are healthy as ever!!

  99. Emily Says:
    September 3rd, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I am with most of you….I’m 23, 320lbs and trying to conceive. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 18, docs said I wouldn’t be able to have children. Then got pregnant at 20, after losing 40 lbs ( was down to 242) ended the pregnancy at 292 lbs to a beautiful healthy boy. We’ve been trying again now for 2 years, and in the process I’ve gained so much weight. Anyone in a similar situation and want to talk? email me crazemmie2@aol.com

  100. Jennifer Says:
    September 4th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    HI, I am I think around 250 pounds. I have 2 beautifulo children already and we started trying for another. This will be a seconed c section. Does anyone know if it’s any different the seconed time around? And also, sily question im sure but will ask anyhow, If Im already at 250 will I look rego at all or just look like im seriously in need of a diet? Thanks so much.
    mykidzrmylife02@yahoo.com

  101. Kee Kee Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 2:33 am

    I am currently 6weeks pregnant,39 years old and 303lbs The heaviest weight I have ever been when I first got pregnant. I an worried I am at risk for a heart attack due to my weight and pregnancy because I have a lot of pains in my legs, thighs, arms, and hands. I dont know what to do if anyone has any simular experience e mail me at playerkay1@aol.com

  102. erin Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 11:21 am

    You are so very brave for posting this for other women like myself to see. i am 21 yrs old and suspecting im pregnant again to soon for a test yet. But i have been worrying my self sick over me weighing in at 225lbs at 5’8 and trying to have a baby. i am wanting a baby now more then ever after my bf and i lost our first sept 09. it was a hard blow to us. thank you comments are very welcome please

  103. Janette Says:
    September 30th, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I know exactly how you feel. I just had my son 3 months ago and just found out the other day that I am pregnant again. I gained about 30 pounds with my son and I havent had a chance to loose any of it. I’m 5’2 and 250 pounds…not good. I’m worried about whats going to happen with this next pregnancy. At least my first and second were 2 years apart. Its going to be fun.Thats for sure

  104. Mel Says:
    October 11th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Amazing that u posted it so long ago and ppl are still viewing this and commenting on it. Including me. I had my son 4 years ago and I still haven’t lost all the excess weight yet. It makes me feel so depressed yet all i have to do is look at my baby and it’s all soo worth it. Cheers to all of us!!!

  105. J.C Says:
    October 19th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    You are such an inspiration! You are beautiful and the fact that you are a mom is even more amazing! I tip my hat to you, brave woman. I am 5’2 and 290. I dont know that I would have been brave enough to post photos of my body! Wish me luck…hope Im next

  106. Christina Says:
    October 27th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Thank you for posting your photos. You are so brave and I admire you for having the courage to do so. I too have struggled with weight all of my life and after having my son I am 230lbs. I am ashamed of my body. I was crying reading all of these posts. You are beautiful!

  107. Candice Says:
    October 31st, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Im so glade I found this site! Im 23 years old, and me and my boyfriend been trying to conceive for 2 almost 3 years now! Im 5’5, I weight 285 pounds, I dont know what to do. I went to the doctor and she told me I was overweight, and I should lose weight, thats why I cannot conceive, but she just came to the conclusion of thats what it was. Im so confused/lost, thisis really frustrating, Ive been questioning myself whether I can have kids are not! Please if anyone is having the same problems as me please contact me a candiceg23@yahoo.com THANKZ!

  108. Candice Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 2:09 am

    IM ON BIRTH CONTROL BUT I DONT WANNA BE, I HAVE NO CHOICE BECAUSE WITH OUT IT MY PERIOD WOULD STAY ON AND IM A VERY HEAVY BLEEDER THATS WHY I HAVE TO TAKE IT, ITS LIKE IM TRAPED IF I DONT USE IT! BUT THE ONLY THING IS, IS THAT ME AND MY FIANCEE ARE TRYING TO CONCEIVE! I REALLY NEED HELP! IF ANYONE WAS/IS IN THE SAME SITUATION PLEASE GET BACK AT ME, I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!! E-MAIL ME AT candiceg23@yahoo.com

  109. mommyof3 Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 2:27 am

    I have never really focused on my weight during pregnancy and my doctor (since I was a teen) never really acted like it was a problem. Besides the point I think sum doctors just say weight is a problem to make you feel bad. Forget them! I am currently having my third child and I currently weigh 253 @ 5 10 in heightand 26 yrs. With my first I weighed 283 to start and weigh 303 at delivery. After dieting I had got down to 250 only to find out 6 mths later I’m pregnant with my second. My ending weight with him was 278 and my beginning weight with my current baby was 226. Smaller than before I even started having children! The biggest factor in losing weight after pregnancy is to breast feed, it may sound weird but you can actually feel tha tighten in your belly and I lost thirty pounds each time with in my 6 wks. I’m not discouraged at all about my weight. My mom is also proof she weighed 350 after she had her last child and just under two years ago after walking cutting back and dropping sodas she wears a 5 @ 46 yrs old. A body u wouldn’t think you could have without surgery but she did it alone and she tells me over time stretch marks fade bc u can’t see not one on her belly. Goodluck and encourage yourself more than anything.

  110. Marie Says:
    November 24th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures. I keep thin,ing something is horribly wrong because at 17weeks I don’t have anything like a bump and just feel so fat. I was 225 and 5″3 when I got pregnant. I wish I looked pregnant and I’m afraid I never will. I’m embarrassed to tell people I’m pregnant because I think they won’t believe me or be grossed out. I nope I can lose some weight someday again…I was once down to 135 -and I looked much better. Your honesty is so appreciated!

  111. butterflyb Says:
    December 20th, 2010 at 1:20 am

    I stumbled upon while looking up all the health risks for being overweight and pregnant, and its scary! im 23, 5’3, 200lbs, and just recently found out i am pregnant. Im only 6 weeks and i worry about the health of my baby. But reading all these amazing inspiring comments and seeing your corageous pictures puts me at ease. Thank you to all!

  112. :) Says:
    January 6th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    thank you so very much for having the courage to post your pictures. if you had ANY idea how many of us look ALMOST EXACTLY like that right now…

  113. Didi Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you. I know it has been a few years since this was posted but I admire your baring all honesty. This is my first pregnancy. I am 35yrs, 6′ and pre pregnant I was 314….my highest EVER and that was with me making an honest true effort in loosing weight! I am today 22 weeks pregnant and having a bad day. This is the first time since being pregnant that I have had self image issues. I wish I “looked” pregnant and not just more fat. That is the hardest thing for me right now. Today I weighed in at 330, even. That means I have only 4lbs to go before I hit the max weight of 20 lbs they want me to gain. My bff is telling me not worry about it until after the baby is born because I am making a human……however it is easy to say and harder to cope emotionally. I have been eating the healthiest I have in the last decade and am proud of that, but it is hard to accept that the weight has climbed.

    In search of support online with how I am feeling I was about to give up as everything is so doom and gloom. Before I closed the window I found you. Thank you! You and all the comments here have made me realize I am not alone and that makes things on the inside so much better.

  114. Vanessa Says:
    February 17th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    @Didi: All you have to do is stay positive! Regardless of what the Dr’s say that you “probably” will get or how you look. You’re creating a miracle and that in itself is the most beautiful thing. I just got a positive test this week (our 4th baby) With every single one I was severely overweight (#1-273lbs, #2-300lbs, #3-317 and now #4-313lbs) I heard that I was going to get GD, I could develop pre-e and have tons of problems during the c-section because of the previous ones AND GUESS WHAT? None of those things happened. I do too hate it that I don’t “look” pregnant but I’ve learned to say “you know what, I’m beautiful regardless of my size, and to hell with everyone who doesn’t think I am” Hang in there :)

  115. Katy Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Hey, you are beautiful! it amazes me, but we look the exact same almost. I have the same body type and carry my weight very much the same way. I am also feeling down about being overweight and pregnant, and I wanted to know when i will start to show instead of just looking overweight and not pregnant at all. Thank you for your post, it really helps.

  116. Gena Says:
    March 4th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Wow I just feel I have to tell you THANK YOU!!! you are amazing and ohhh so brave! I have the same body type as you and have been feeling a little sad about my weight but seeing you be so open and amazing is so inspiring thank you thank you

  117. taylor Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I am 19 and just found out I’m pregnant with my secound child my son is 15 months. I was trying to lose the weight I gained with him I am 230 and 5’5″ this is the most I’ve ever weighted but I know that with this pregnancy will come another great blessing. Just always remember that u always can lose the weight later on. I keep telling myself it’ll all be worth it.

    Good luck its a true joy

  118. april Says:
    March 17th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    my name is April my whole life i was skinny i was 129 between 130. I got pregnant at age 18 i went from 129 between 130 to 166 in two months and in that two months i lost my baby. Then before i know it i was pregnant again i went from 166 to 240 in 8 months then i hade my baby boy. After i hade him my docoter call me saying that i hade cancer cells in my stomch then i went to the docoter in greenville they told me that they where trying to turn into caner cells but then they fanilly told me that it went away. but i was all the time hurting in my stomach. then i wouldnt have my perido in 6 months but i wasnt pregnant they told me i hade really bed scares on my inside’s they where causing me to hurt and not have my prieods. and now i think i am pregnant but not sure i felt a bump inside my stomch and havent hade my pieod in a month. and im scear if i am im already am big i will be bigger im alreadyy at the point i dont want to go no where because of the way i look and sometimes i cry myself to sleep so what should i do.

  119. paigen Says:
    March 24th, 2011 at 3:06 am

    april, i think your unhappiness is due to you being overweight, if this is the case then eat healthy and exercise more. go back to your doctor, tell him that you w\nt those cancer cells checkin properley, afterall you ladies are paying for the services you get, you have every right to demand proper testing, otherwise its a complete waste of money.

  120. melissa Says:
    April 8th, 2011 at 1:55 am

    hello ladies! it took me a while to find a site that actually made me feel a little better about being overweight and pregannt. i’m now going on 7 months pregnant (in a few days) and i’m so overweight :( . mi started off at about 250 something..my last dr appt was yesterday and i was 291!! i have never weighed so much ever :( …it makes me sad and scared for my baby. especially when you see and hear bad things about women that are overwight and pregnant. but reading all these comments has helped me feel a little better. i’m still concerned though..for my baby..i just want him to be healthy. if anyone wants to contact me to talk about pregnancy and stuff feel free to contact me thru my email melie8484@hotmail.com or you can also look me up on facebook with that same email :) .

  121. Tricia Says:
    May 14th, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Thank you for posting!! Your body type and weight is very similar to mine. DH & I just started TTC and I find it very comforting to see other “plus size” preggers out there, it gives me great hope!! I know I will never have a pretty baby bump, but the baby part is all I care about :)

  122. becky Morales Says:
    June 4th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I can understand where u are comin from. I am 17 weeks pregnant with twins. I was 276 lbs before I got pregnant. I have gained 6lbs. I don’t even look pregnant. But I want to tell u u look beautiful.

  123. Ariana Says:
    June 27th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Thank you all for sharing! Thank you for posting those pictures! You all are very brave :)
    I am 28 years old and my husband and I want to have kids in the next year but I want to lose weight before we start trying.
    I have had weight issued my whole life. Today after reading some of the posts I got on the scale. I weigh 236.
    I went to the gym right after- thanks to this forum…
    I want to feel cute and be healthier when I am pregnant. I don’t want to hear anything negative about my weight from doctors.. I asked my doctor at my last checkup what a healthy weight to have a baby would be for my height 5’7, he said 165lbs.
    That’s 71lbs to lose!! My lowest I remember being was 148lbs, about 8 years ago….. I have a lot of work to do but I want it for myself and my future baby.
    Congratulations to all of you and I wish you good health and happiness!

  124. Christina Says:
    July 6th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I am almost 24 weeks pregnant and have gained 12lbs. The 12lbs are pounds that I gained back. So im at my pre pregnancy weight 282! I have been stressing out like crazy because im sooo hungry all the time and im so nervous that I am going to gain to much… My doctor hasnt said anything about my weight or the gaining but I cant keep myself from stressing over it.. Im 20 and this is my first pregnancy any advice will be greatly appreciated! Thanks :D

  125. rebecca Says:
    July 10th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I am 39,184 lbs and 5′ and 8 weeks pregnant with my second child. I am nervous because I went up to 210 with my first who is 8. I have been nauseous but not vomited, and Veru tired! how can I pep up? I need to take care of my family,not sleep all day and night. I get hungry often,but after a few bites I feel sick,

  126. Angela Says:
    August 6th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I absolutly love the fact that you took these beautiful pictures. I am 27 years old, 5’7″ and 265lbs. I am 17 weeks pregnant and have been trying to find a pregnant woman close to my size during pregnancy. Thank you for posting!

  127. Shelby Says:
    September 21st, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I can relate, Im 20 yrs old 5’0 and about 250 lbs. Im 15 weeks pregnant. And im not showing :( Im starting to wonder if I WILL EVER start showing. I don’t take pictures of my self because I feel like im lying to myself because you can’t tell im pregnant. I had a sister who was about 100 lbs and you could always tell she was pregnant! :( I think your a beautiful woman and mommy for posting pictures of yourself. Hang in there once you have your baby…it’s not gonna care what you look like…just that YOU are mommy :)

  128. gina Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Thank you so much for your courage to post your picture of your body. It makes me feel much better about my situation.knowing that there are women going through the same things as me. Like mostly every women here I am 6 weeks pregnant and weigh 220! I feel stressed becuz I know its unhealthy to be overweight and pregnant and I was starting to feel very ugly becuz I wasn’t sure how my body would look like during the pregnancy. I’m now a bit more relaxed becuz seeing your pics reminded me of how my body looks and you lookd so beautiful showing your pregnant belly. I just hope when I’m farther along my belly will have a bump like yours! :)

  129. Tracy of Oxford Alabama Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I am so amazed at your bravery to take those pics. I could never do it. Hats off to you sweetie. I am 3 months pregnant with my 6 child, I am almost 38. I use to weigh 407 in 2001 before having gastric bypass in 12-2001. I weighed 227 when I got pregnant now I am 231. The dr. said I can gain up to 15 lbs, not that I want to. I gained only 5 lbs as permitted by last ob/gyn in Oregon. I feel not “cute” either, I should start to look pregnant but you’d never know it by looking at me. I am only 5’4 also. My hubby is awesome, this is his 1st child. He is 6’4 and weighs 234. He says I’m the most beautiful thing in the world. I am still trying to get over the skin that hangs since surgery, yuck!!! He has seen it all, just not when I’m standing up!!!LOL!!! He was at my side in the surgery room, recording everything when I had my tubal reversal in Feb 2011. And me laying there naked was awkward. He didn’t say a word or ever has about my weight. Thanks for being an inspiration. Tracy and Markeith

  130. Amy Says:
    October 5th, 2011 at 8:23 am

    God bless you and your baby. You are beautiful and you have nothing at all to be ashamed of but a whole lot to be proud of!

  131. lee Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    you looks beuatiful. i was same with my pregnancies when we see our little ones we forget about it

  132. rain Says:
    November 10th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I LOOOOOVE THESE PHOTOS!!!! i feel like these are photos of me.. i am three months preg and i feel the same as i did when i started! i feel stretching sometimes for a couple days straight then nothing. Ive had two miscarriages, i am currently 23 and praying all goes well. thank you for sharing.

  133. Elisha Says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    im 28 years old and i had a baby seven months ago…im only 5″3 and i weighed 239 pounds at my due date. Its nice to hear that im not alone…

  134. Elisha Says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    how can i post a pic? I would be happy to show you what the belly looked like right before delivery!

  135. N,Stafford Says:
    December 9th, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I am 23 yd 5’8 weigh 340. I havent had my period since July 2011 and its Dec 2011. Any ideas why?

  136. Torrie Says:
    January 9th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    thank u for sharing these photos…that’s exactly what I look like and Im not pregnant…I am 25 yrs old, 5’4 and 240 pounds…I got down to 217 in May 2011 after going gluten free…but then started gaining again…I have pcos, don’t know if I have endometriosis or not, but am having tons of issues getting pregnant…I am thankful for people like u that are willing to post blogs and photos of pregnancy being a bigger woman…hubby and I have been ttcing our first child for 4 years…we just got done with a six month ttc break…and are hoping to start clomid…we find out what the plan is with my OB on Thursday 1/12/12…thnx again for such a great site

  137. Torrie Says:
    January 9th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    @N,Stfford
    have u been tested to see if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome? I was told for years that I was fine, just overweight, and I wasn’t getting pregnant or having regular periods…two years into our marriage I found the right dr, she diagnosed me with pcos on the first visit…I was insulin resistant too…which goes hand in hand with pcos and weight gain

  138. JennC Says:
    January 15th, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Thank you for being brave enough to tell your story and share your pictures. I too am an overweight (actually according to BMI Obese) mommy to be with #2. I was the same weight with #1 as well.
    Starting weight 218 5’7″. I have been going to the gym between my pregnancies and have continued to go with #2, and I hope this time around I will be able to loose my baby weight, and then some postpartum with the help of breastfeeding as well.

    I to did not feel cute while pregnant with #1, i am only 4 weeks into #2 so hard to know if it will be any different. There were no pictures of me and my bare belly cause of all the stretch marks so I can totally relate- and It gets pretty discouraging when you cannot find maternity clothes that aren’t Mumu dresses…
    Good luck, hope everything worked out for you!
    You are beautiful!!

  139. Allison Says:
    January 26th, 2012 at 6:24 am

    I’m overweight and trying to get pregnant. I’ve not had a period for a few months, but this has happened before and it always turned out that I wasn’t pregnant. I’m desperate for a baby, please help!

  140. Cristina Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    im 20 years old and pregnant with my first baby, about 18 weeks as of now. at my last doctors appointment i weighed around 315, i just wanna know if im ever gonna start to show and actually look pregnant and not just fat.

  141. Yuny Says:
    February 22nd, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Allison, I am going through the same thing right now. I am 23, around 300lbs and my periods are crazy sometimes I do not see it for 6 months or more. Have been TTC for about a year now and nothing. It’s hard but reading success stories about all these ladies that are blessed with getting pregnant and having healthy babies helps. Keep your head up high, it will happen for us as well :)

  142. Liana Says:
    April 15th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I’m so glad to see that others are going through all of it too. I’m now 26 years old and 319 pounds at 40 weeks pregnant (yeah, that’s right, I’m counting the hours!). I have a wonderful husband that continues to love my body even though I have train tracks all accross my belly! Cristina, I’m sure you’ll show as I’ve been approached by many people that tell me that I must surely be carrying twins. Keep your spirits high, ladies, we’re fully woman and are blessed to have the opportunity to have a little life in us! :)

  143. Stephanie Says:
    June 7th, 2012 at 6:56 am

    I want to thank everyone for their comments. My husband and I have been TTC for about 1.5 years now. It’s just not happening. But hearing about all of your success stories helps me hold out hope. THANK YOU!!!

  144. Cynthia Says:
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I am so happy to see all these comments from so many women. I’m 18 weeks today and my family keeps saying “wow, you still can’t tell you’re pregnant!” I’m 23 years old, and started at 320 before pregnancy. Right now, four and a half months later I’m 322. I have been trying SO hard to eat healthy and keep from gaining weight and I’m very proud of myself so far. I just wish I had the baby belly instead of looking like I’m getting fatter, but hey, such is life… With any luck I’ll be able to sink below 300 or maybe even 280 after the baby pops out, before my wedding which is scheduled 7 months later… I look forward to the challenge. Congrats to everybody!!!

  145. Cynthia Says:
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Oh and I’m 5’7″… Forgot to mention. BMI is like 49, so I’m definitely ‘obese.’ Haven’t heard any bad attitude from my OB though, so I’m happy enough. She knows I’m trying!

  146. Judy Says:
    August 26th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! I am 38 and on my third pregnancy. I had gestational diabetes with my first two and anticipate it this time. I still haven’t lost any of the weight from my last baby (she just turned one)and I feel awful. It makes me feel better knowing that there are other people out there in my situation. It’s tough to look at all the cute baby bellies out there and know that I will never be that way. Some doctors always harp on weight and don’t seem to realize that I am more than that. It would be nice if they were supportive rather than pointing out the obvious.

  147. Margaret Says:
    September 9th, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I”m bigger girl, and I was told that I couldn’t have a baby. I went to doctor last Monday because I was felling dizzy and felt like I was going to pass out. I was told I was fat and out of shape. My husband talk me into get a pregnancy test, which came back positive. I took two more after that one because I didn’t think I was pregenent because what I was told at the doctor’s office. I think a lot of people special doctors don’t like over weight people and have silly myth about overweight people. I seen a lot of women post they were told they can have kids because of their weight, and they are wrong. 60 percent of American’s are overweight or obese and I know for fact that people have kids everyday, and I don’t believe its’t only the 40 percent of the “skinny” Americas having kids.

  148. Stephanie Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I’m a bigger girl and I’ve been getting so sad because I will be 22 weeks on thursday. and my belly has gotten a little bigger, but I started crying to my boyfriend because i want a big round belly and I think I’m to big to get one. Everyone says I will get one but I don’t think i will it’s a girl though :)

  149. Nichole Says:
    November 25th, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Thank you for being brave. Im a nurse and I weight 206lbs. Ive been working on and off to stay fit. Diabetes and high blood pressure run in my family, I know I will end up on medication at some point. I have had two miscarrages in 9 months and just found out Im pregnant again. Im not as excited as I should be. I know that there is a very real chance I will suffer that loss again. I wish I could be excited but every time I feel a slight change im afraid its my body loosing another baby. Im watching my carbs and walking. I plan to start water aerobics soon. Im hopeful that I can loose some weight in the first trimester safely and minimize my weight gain to 11-15lbs during this pregnancy. I thank you for your show of strength. I am a little concerned that I wount look pregnant just like a fat lady. I just want a healthy baby and to survuve the pregnancy without to much trouble. I have a very careing doctor and I know he will help me through this.

  150. Ally Says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    i just find out im preganant with my first little miracle and my dr say im fat im 190lbs and im 7 weeks pregnant and i was so nervest but thaxx i look up to you!!

  151. Joyful Says:
    May 23rd, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I’m so glad I ran into this website! I am 32 and just found out we are pregnant! Very excited, but a little scared, because I miscarried my last at 6 weeks. I weigh 251 pounds which is better than 290 last year. I was working on losing my weight before I got pregnant, but it happened and I am happy. My husband has never struggled with weight and I have my entire life. He doesn’t understand anything about weight, but as much as he also wanted a baby, he isn’t acting very happy because I am still “fat”. I feel like this should be the happiest time in my life and every time I get happy again, he deflates it because “you’re never going to lose weight now”. I am so tired of hearing this. I don’t think I’m ugly, I don’t like my fat belly, I want people to look at me and see that I’m pregnant, not think I just have a new roll on my stomache. I try not to let what he says get to me, yes I’ve told him how I feel, he says it less, but still does at times. I know stress is not good for a Mommy, I don’t want anything to get to me, but my hormones are PSYCHO right now. I want to be a HEALTHY Mommy!! I want to give my baby a healthy home inside me and when it comes out IN JESUS’ NAME!! I then want to teach my baby how to live a healthy life, from birth – eternity… I must give my baby better! Any tips how to not let everything effect me? Tips on not gainging waaaaay more weight, I definitely will breastfeed, I just don’t want to get outragously big while pregnant, for baby’s sake and I shamefully admit, my own insecurity. I want to be a beautiful mommy to be… I believe I am, but I don’t see it. I want to have the “glow”… Thank you so much for being so real and sharing your story! You are beautiful!!

  152. mommy2B? Says:
    June 20th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you so much for posting pictures of yourself….My body looks just like yours, and all my tests came back negative that I was pregnant. I am going to be asking for an ultra sound to be sure, but your pictures help me realize that I don’t have to look like a supermodel to be pregnant!!!! YOU are beautiful!!!!

  153. carrielynn21 Says:
    March 13th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I am only 6 weeks pregnant with my first i weigh 280 and I’m going on herbalife after the baby is born try it it’s so healthy and ours so yummy all my friends do it and they are doing weight like crazy

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