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12/05/2013 at 13:32
i know this is very personal and you don't have to answer if you would rather not but just wanted to get other people's experience on it.
now we have been ttc for about 3 years and I've had 2 mcs. i am very overweight- I am 5foot 2 and weight about 14stone so have a BMI of 35.8. I am trying to lose weight by exercising and following rosemary Conley but do have to be careful following a history off bulimia and following every diet going and then bingng when the weight loss wasn't quick enough, I am now trying to do a long term life change and lose weight slowly and healthily.
I have regular periods and have had all of the fertility checks and am ovulating regularly.
Do you think it is my weight stopping me falling pregnant? what was your BMI when you fell pregnant?
12/05/2013 at 14:32
I am sorry to hear you arent having any luck hun. Big weirdy hug coming your way.
I'm afraid i couldnt answer whether being overweight is whats stopping you becoming pregnant BUT from my own experience i would say that i wish i had lost weight before becoming pregnant. My BMI was 31 this time around and i was over a stone heavier than first time and i really noticed it. My SPD was worse, i struggled with my commute much earlier on, my knees hurt more and i had to go through the hassle of diabetes testing just because of my weight.
It will only do you good if you can manage to lose some, in my opinion, as i wish i had. My friend is currently pregnant with a BMI of 40 so i am sure your weight isnt a sole reason for you not having any luck falling pregnant but again she has had lots of pregnancy problems this time round including gestational diabetes.
Have you tried other diet plans? Perhaps RC just isnt the right one for you? I have always sworn by Weightwatchers when i manage to stick to it!!
12/05/2013 at 14:43
Getting pregnant with a high BMI isn't impossible, but it will hugely lower your chances.
I know that from an IVF perspective, after they transfer the embryo back, someone with a BMI of 27 has twice as much chance of the embryo implanting and therefore becoming pregnant, than someone with a BMI of 30. They do not offer IVF to anyone with a BMI higher than 30 because the chance of a successful pregnancy is so low. I think that sums it up really.
I know you probably wanted to hear from lots of people with high BMIs who fell pregnant naturally, and what I have said sn't what you wanted to hear. I'm also trying to lose weight right now and it is tough.
12/05/2013 at 14:54
Hey Minnie...my BMi is also high...36.... I had no problem falling pregnant on our first month of ttc....unfortunately I had an mc but then went on to fall again on my next cycle. I eat healthily and excersice lots...I have been consultant led due to my bmi throughout this pregnancy but I have had no issues at all.
12/05/2013 at 15:19
My BMI was 38. I have had no trouble falling pregnant.
The longest time TTC was around 6 months, for my youngest, and that was with H and I only seeing each other every other weekend.
My weight had no impact on my pregnancy. I actually lost weight (wasn't trying to)
12/05/2013 at 15:23
My bmi is just under 27 5ft 6 12 stone2 and it took me 1.5 years and 1mc to get to this point (19 weeks now)
I know there are plenty overweight people who have successful pregnancies but I think if you're on the cusp of having fertility issues then one factor can push you over the edge and that can range from smoking drinking being overweight etc
However you have fallen pg twice now so maybe there's something that needs investigating once you've conceived? Is it worth chatting to your dr about that?
Sorry you're having a tough time. TTC and losing weight sucks
12/05/2013 at 16:45
Thanks everyone for all your replies. I appreciate them all, I have tried ww, slimming world, Atkins, the Cambridge diet just to name a few. Rosemary Conley is going well for me as it is just healthy and exercise however it is slow which kills me as I have so much to lose. I am continuing to lose wight anyway during my ttc journey as I have again turned down chlomid as I don't want to waste my opportunity of having it as my BMI is higher so then it is less effective. I've got 6 months before I return to start taking it so 6 months to fall pregnant or lose weight.
The drs have told me that I am healthy as I am exercising and blood pressure and cholesterol etc are all fine so just have to keep going I guess. Just so hard as I am an emotional eater and ttc is full of downs which is where I turn to food!!
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