Pregnant and Overweight/Overweight Moms: iVillage Community

Pregnant and Overweight/Overweight Moms Message Board
Welcome! We dedicate this board to women who are currently pregnant and overweight, as well as to moms who are overweight. Some of the issues during pregnancy or as a mother while overweight may be unique and we hope you find much support and friendship here.

Hear what women have to say about this board:
I love the Pregnant and Overweight/Overweight Moms board. It seems like much of society wants to say, "Only small women get pregnant" as evidenced by clothing stores, maternity stores, books, and articles. What you find out is that our bodies work no matter what size they are. I find companionship and a caring environment filled with women who have the knowledge and experience that I have yet to learn. Having the advice and friendship from someone who is just like me, an overweight mom or mom-to-be, is what counts, and in such a warm, positive environment. There's definitely nowhere else I'd rather be.
-- genandbaby05

Not only are the members here just fabulous, caring and thoughtful ladies, but also they actually care about my well-being. No harsh words are exchanged and when someone asks a question, you will get honest, true answers, without being judged. The women here are all in the same boat as me -- being a mom, being overtired, overworked and overweight and we're all trying to find that balance in the mystery of life and motherhood. I honestly consider these women my true friends even though we haven't met face to face and we truly have started to build a foundation to what (hopefully) will be life-long friendships.

This board is like a family to me. Each of us has shared our experiences, both good and bad, about pregnancy, motherhood and being overweight. Everyone here is so honest and open with each other and there are no conflicts here. We might not always agree with each other, but we respect each other and that is important. I know that I can come here with a question and it will be answered truthfully and honestly. These women are just amazing and so caring and full of advice, suggestions, comments and experience. It's not easy being pregnant and overweight or being an overweight mom, but all of us here can relate to each other in some way. And, since I'm over 5000 miles away from my own family, these women are my replacement family! I know that I can come here to this board and be welcomed with open arms.
-- norwaymamma

I felt that this board was right for me, having struggled with weight my entire life. I feel like no one judges me for what I look like, and I can actually relate to what other women on this board are going through. The ladies here are great, and being a stay-at-home mom can get very lonely at times. I can turn to this board when I need some support or just someone to listen to me vent. I feel like the ladies here are my second family, and I wouldn't trade them for the world!
-- rhchile75

This is the one place I feel I can be open without judgment. I can share concerns and opinions, ask questions and vent and no one here has ever made me feel I was crazy or unwanted. This is a great supportive group of women who are ready to offer advice and support at a drop of a hat -- they just happen to be overweight so they understand much more where I am coming from. There are always women at different stages of pregnancy and motherhood, so there is always someone with 'been there, done that' advice about concerns that I may have. I feel like I can share anything here and not be embarrassed -- not just about motherhood, but about every aspect of my life. These women are truly friends.
-- froggycpbt

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