Losing weight to start IVF
RoseLight · 14/08/2017 19:39
I have 6lbs to lose before we can begin our NHS cycle of IVF
My total loss at that point will be 34lbs
As you can imagine we're really excited/nervous to get started but my concern is what if I put on a few lbs with the hormones in the IVF process?
Are you weighed again at any point during/after a cycle?
I plan to continue losing weight but I'd hate to get started too soon only to be stalled by a few lbs fluctuating weight?
Auchan · 14/08/2017 19:42
I wasn't weighed. I started at 18 stone lost 5 and started IVF. Put back on a half during the cycle. Waited a year to lose another 3 stone now starting my FET cycle.
Well done on your loss so far. They won't weigh you I promise!!!
RoseLight · 14/08/2017 19:49
Thank you so much for your response.
We've been offered 3 full cycles (cycles include unlimited FETs) it's enormously generous and we're so grateful.
Did they weight you again before your FET?
Auchan · 14/08/2017 19:55
No they didn't. I told the clinic that I'm now 65kg just in case it effected the amount of medicine they gave me! I didn't want to overdose
They never asked me at all. That's an amazing package you're getting! I really hope it works for you x
RoseLight · 14/08/2017 20:06
That's so helpful thank you! Eased my worrying quite a bit!
Hopefully won't need to use up that much of the CCG's resources but such a nice feeling to have a good amount of tries open to us.
Good luck on your FET, fingers crossed it works
JoJoSM2 · 14/08/2017 23:33
I did get weighed before I even saw the NHS consultant.
I think you're doing very well. I'd just keep on losing though so you don't stress about getting weighed and increase your chance of success too.
gtawifetobe · 15/08/2017 02:09
Hi i'm also dieting to qualify for IVF (we need ICSI as my fiancé has a very low sperm count) have you been told to lose the weight before being put on the waiting list or to start treatment? We were told I've to lose the weight before being put on the waiting list which is 6-9 months long and i'm almost 38, we would only qualify if i'm under 40 so time is an issue! Good luck, you'll lose those last few pounds in no time :)
Zigzag99 · 15/08/2017 07:18
They only weigh you before the cycle, not during or after.
I have put on half a stone during this cycle. If it doesn't work I will lose it again before i do an fet.
RoseLight · 15/08/2017 15:18
Hi gtawifetobe , there isn't a waiting list for IVF in my CCG so as soon as the weight is off we can begin.
On my paperwork they've already signed us off to have treatment, it just had a note about weight to lose before it begins. I pre-empted this (as had read the policy before being referred) and began weightloss before.
RoseLight · 15/08/2017 15:20
Good luck to everyone losing weight or about to undergo a cycle
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