Being less overweight before ttc *Bri's Mommy :) 1 child; California 2662 posts
Sep 1st '13

Ive always struggled with weight. Before pregnancy I was 152, after baby I got down to 155 then backup to 175 (current) were trying for baby number 2 so I'm trying to lose atleast 15lbs first to be 160. Everyone keeps telling me its stupid to put off ttc until November but I see it as healthier for the baby right..?

MahmuhMahmuh 3 kids; Wichita, Kansas 6706 posts
Sep 1st '13

Yes it's ideal if you're in good health before ttc, not that you are morbidly obese by any means, I also personally found that I conceived much sooner when I weighed less (not TTC) when I did, just happen to get pregnant both times after losing a significant amount of weight.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8816 posts
Sep 2nd '13

It really is no one else's business when or why you choose to ttc(except your DH) ....that being said , yes it is better for mom and baby if mom is a healthy weight. TTC may also be easier at a healthy weight since weight can affect a woman's cycle.
Since we are talking 15lbs not 50 or 100lbs , so this really becomes more of a ''what you are comfortable with'' than an actual ''health issue''.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 4 kids; Bonnyville, AB, Canada 15354 posts
Sep 3rd '13

It would be easier on you to lose it after baby..

I started my first two pregnancies at 160 and ended at 189, Lost it all almost instantly.

I started this one at 174 and am currently 34 weeks at 173lbs.. I've been staying active and eating super healthy. I didn't have morning sickness but I wasn't able to eat normal at the beginning. I lost some weight due to that.