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.
165 thoughts on “Overweight and Pregnant (Anonymous)”
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!!
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!!!!
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
Very SEXY there’s nothing wrong with being plus size at all
Thank you so much for posting such personal photos and information. I too am overweight and pregnant. I am nearly full term now and look like you in your last two photos. My husband says that I am beautiful and I believe him now because I can see that you are beautiful too. I think that we feel too pressured in today’s society to be ‘perfect’ when in fact we are actually perfect just the way that we are. You look very healthy and I wish you the best of luck with parenthood! :)
Hi I am 31 yrs old and don’t have kids. In my past I have had 3 miscarriages and my last one was 10yrs ago. I want kids very much so! My periods have been regular since the day I started when I was 13 on Christmas morning… Not a good time let me tell ya lol. Anyhow I lost my job In December and haven’t worked since, in march of this year I was 3weeks late for Aunt Flo and I thought maybe I was pregnant again then I started flo. :( took 2 test 2 months apart and both negative. Now this present day august 13 2014 I’m still havin flo every month it’s a lil different each time, also my belly is bigger but the rest of my body isn’t. I have migraines at least 1 time a week if not more, one thing is major is my energy level, if I’m awake 3-4 hrs I’m tired again like dog tired! I don’t know if it’s because I’m not working or what. I do take vitamins daily and prenatal ones if that. My doc put me on them about 2 yrs ago due to not being able to reg vitamins. Did mention I am 230lbs at 5’1 so I’m not in an ideal shape to be pregnant. And the big thing is I really don’t know what’s happening . I feel flutters almost daily in my belly but is it just gas? I guess I’m reaching out because I’m afraid to tell anyone close that something is just not right with me and the way I feel, since I’ve let down my family 3 times I don’t want to tell them anything I don’t want to let them down again if I were to be pregnant and my biggest fear In life is to lose yet another baby. Has anyone dealt with this before if so plz help me with any input?.. An again I don’t know if I’m pregnant
I am 27 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I know that feeling of wanting to notice your belly and have people walk up to you and say congratulations. Not just to think oh she’s just getting fatter. My own mother told me “you don’t even look pregnant” and it makes me want to cry. I still have that glow and silky hair, but I don’t have a “cute” pregnancy. Regardless of that I am super excited to be a mom even if I don’t show it. I still feel my little man move inside me and hear his heartbeat and watch him grow through ultrasounds.
U ladies are lovely and beautiful. I wish u all d best
Hi ive have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome but i also have my monthly’s now and then anyway i had a light 1 at the end of September not in oct nor November and have been feeling sick ive also put on 4kgs ???? do u think its possible i could be pregnant ? Like i wanna take the test but im scared because im not in a full time relationship we just seeing each other off and on but i haven’t seen any other man other then him and i dont know how he would react if i was so thats why im scared to get tested. WHAT SHOULD I DO FEELING STRESSED
Hi, I’m 28 yrs. old. I’m 4’10” and about 200 lbs. My husband is 40 yrs old and is overweight as well. I was wondering is it possible for me to get pregnant? we want a baby so much, a lil girl is our wish, but a boy would be just as wonderful, we have a 6 yr. old boy from my husband’s past relationship with an ex. But we want our son to have a younger sibling, and we are hoping to conceive, would it be at all possible? we already have names chosen, for a girl: Briella June “Bri”, and a boy: Brynnian Thomas “Bryn”, either would be a true blessing.
im 39 weeks & 1 day pregnant. i had my dr appointment yeaterday. i read the over all summary….and i was depressed by the word “obiest”.
im 5’5″ and 233 pounds. this is my last pregnancy before tying my tubes.
my dh has been spoiling me with food and everything since he found out she was a girl.
my pre weight was 175. but i never was ashamed of my weight til now.
im hoping i can drop all the weight soon after she is born (march 10 2015)
so thanks for posting your story and your pictures. ((hugs))
we will lose it all this weight. ;)
I am so happy I found this….I was getting so depressed about my weight gain. I just found out I’m pregnant and I am 5″5″ and weigh 225 lbs…..The doctor stated I am at 6 weeks and I can feel the weight gain already with all the bloating. All I want is a healthy baby and not to have to constantly worry about my weight. I know the weight can be lost after the baby…it’s just how society thinks how a woman should look is what pisses me off….society thinks we should be sticks with a baby bump…enough ranting…..I want to think you for writing this and showing pics of what a true woman looks like.
Im glad i found this me and my husband just found tht im pregnant bout 3 weeks ago im now at 9 in a half weeks weightin bout 210 and still dnt feel like its showin but ever time my husband lays on my stomach to listen to the heart beat he always crys this is our first child and im glad i read this this makes me feel like im not the only one
I admire you so much. The strength and courage for you to post such intimate photos of yourself is astounding.
My body looks exactly like yours! When I scrolled Down and saw the 1st pic I actually thought it was me but of course I got over that the flowing second because I knew it wasnt.
Your picture and everyone’s comments brought me to tears because I realized I wasn’t alone.
I am pregnant for the 3rd time (possible twins won’t know for sure for another 3 weeks) and I weigh 223lbs and I’m 5’2″.From the deepest part of my heart I wish to say thank you. Thank you sending the message that our bodies are still the bodies of a mother.
Cant see the pictures