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TTC After 170lbs lost!

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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Hey there ladies!! I wanted to post a little introduction about me and hopefully share experiences!  My name is Elle, I am 23 and have been married for 2 years.  We have not seriously tried to conceive but have not used protection in 3 years.  We are both young, I am 23, he is 25.  We never have been pregnant.  I started to feel like I personally had fertility problems.  One main reason I thought this is that for most of my life I was morbidly obese.  A little over a year ago I had gastric bypass and lost over 170lbs, my life and body changed dramatically.  I have become an active person and have been very happy. I have a little bit more to lose but all of my health scans have given me a "healthy" bill of health.  It is also known when you lose a greaqt amount of weight quickly, especially with gastic bypass that  women are typically much more fertile.  I was even warned by my surgeon to be careful not to get pregnant in the first year after surgery.  

   This brings me to now, over a year later and my husband and I are ready to try for our first.   This month I charted my ovulation.  We tried for 4 days including the days surrounding, and the day of suspected ovulation.  Today I would be nearly 7-8 DPO.  About 5 days post ovulation I started feeling a lot of pressure almost a tugging feeling VERY low near the Uterus/pelvic bone area.  This has continued off and on since.  I don't have any other "symptoms" but have done research that this indeed could be a very early sign.  I have read a few posts on here that say the same thing.  I would like to hear from the women that have maybe experienced this feeling as well and if they are indeed pregnant :)  It's a little too early to test and about 7-8 days before my expected period.  I am very excited. I have had "phantom" symptoms before in which I thought they were all in my head, but never the pressure/pulling like this :)

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EllesMomma7
by Bronze Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:49 PM
YYou look great and I LOVE your name!!! Its my daughters name!
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Ellewilliams
by Bronze Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Thank you! She has a beautiful name :)

crzemom
by Silver Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:53 PM

sounds like a good sign!! GL

FallonRB
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:54 PM
Wow that's awesome!!! I had lap band a year ago last January and lost 80 lbs! Congrats!! I'll post some pics of me. It's amazing how huge the difference is! So excited for you
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mama_of_thr33
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:54 PM
You look awesome! Best of luck to you on your ttc journey lots of baby dust
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TriedandTrue11
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Hi Elle! First i want to say CONGRATS! You look amazing! :) Im currently ttc our first baby to and i am overweight! i can only wish and pray that this is it for you! I have started to lose weight but not quite there yet! lol! I had alot of tugging and cramping last cycle around that time and i thought it sooo was my month but it turned out it wasn't......

I do hear and read alot that this does happen and it means your prego! Im sending you TONS of baby dust and i hope you get your BFP this month! Keep us updated! Mwah

baby dust

FallonRB
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:56 PM

This is before lap band
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FallonRB
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:57 PM

This is one year later and 80 lbs lighter
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Cullen.Girlie.
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 11:00 PM
Wow! You look amazing! Good luck! FallonRB U look amazing too!
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FallonRB
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 11:05 PM
Thanks, yeah I couldn't even face the camera but dh insisted on the pic do I could see the difference one day. We took the results pic in the dame pose. I'm keeping my fingers x for everyone!!! Gl and baby dust Elle!

Quoting Cullen.Girlie.:

Wow! You look amazing! Good luck! FallonRB U look amazing too!
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