Hi I have been ttc for a year which I know is not a long time in the scheme of things and compared to some. I have a BMI of 46 which I have presumed is the main problem for not getting pregnant with my 2nd. I had my ds with a slightly smaller BMI. I went to see doctor who advised using condoms for 2 months and going on reductil. I am already at WW and have lost 20 pounds so far (since Aug) so reductil is to give weight loss a kick start and them hopefully improve pregnancy likelihood. In the meantime I have had a blood test today to check for PCOS to check whether I have something like that against me as well. I just feel really rubbish for being so large in the first place that is causes fertility problems. I* am doing something about it but I have struggled with weight problems all of my life. Anyone else had similar experiences or offer any advice??
Hi cheekymonk i to have a large bmi quite ashamed to say i was 23st when i concieved this year in feb unfortunately that ended in MC, i also concived in june which also ended in mc.I do wonder if my weight had something to do with it but my doctor seems to think not.I now have lost 6 stone at WW feel a lot better in my self now,You seem to be going in the right direction and your doctor sounds supportive.Big women can get pregnant and do get pregnant
After a year off the pill and irregular cycle, blood tests and scans for pcos doc refered me to gynae. Told to lose weight (BMI around 36 I think)and come back in 6 months. Recommended GI diet. Bought books and a wii fit and at next app had lost about 4 stone. Never felt hungry on this diet and it was obviously just the right diet for me. Periods still irregular but positive test a month before next app (BMI around 26)had lost just shy of 5 stone. However, while I do think it's possible to concieve when you're bigger I'm now a day overdue and I dread to think how uncomfortable I would feel if I'd started at 17+ stone.