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cheekymonk Mon 09-Nov-09 16:12:06

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??

cheekymonk Mon 09-Nov-09 17:40:42


cheekymonk Mon 09-Nov-09 20:03:11

bump again!

bigmuther65 Mon 09-Nov-09 20:57:32

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 smile

doughnutty Mon 09-Nov-09 21:16:46

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.

cheekymonk Tue 10-Nov-09 18:26:32

Interesting both, Thanks. Must have been really hard for you bigmutha with the miscarriages. Well done both for your weight loss though. Thats fantastic! x

cheekymonk Wed 11-Nov-09 16:49:12

I must admit that the thought of miscarriage has made me less impatient and if losing weight makes for a safer pregnancy then I am all for it!

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