I have been chatting to the lovely ladies in the "Over 40 and Pregnant ! finally ~" group, but with three M/Cs last year, my current focus is on weight loss before we try again, SO I must belong here!!
Will you have me??
I recently posted this on the other thread:
There was a really good summary of the latest research on weight loss in last weekend's Australian newspaper: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1226259949907
. I've got a copy of the full article if anyone wants it.
Given that the female body does amazing things during pregnancy and lactation, I would aim to lose the weight before it becomes your new 'norm'. That article has scared me/put the wind in my sails, so I was out walking our dog at 6am!
Everything else I have learned about weight loss is the following:
eat high protein, low carb, low GI
eat protein as a part of every meal including breakfast
eat seeds to clean out the system (poppy, sunflower, pepitas, sesame,chia)
replace all fats and oils with healthy ones (cold pressed olive, avocado, macadamia nut oil etc.)
replace one meal with a high protein, low carb shake if you're in a hurry to lose weight like me
drink a lot of water (1 cup per 10kg of body weight)
reduce the caffeine and cut the alcohol
exercise early in the morning and do it daily
Now my weight is 104kg and my BMI is just on 35. As I'm 41 yo, it would not be wise to spend too much time on the weight loss BUT I don't want to lose another 3 months on an inevitable M/C
The advice I have received on unstable blood sugar_which is the suspected cause of my miscarriages [and luteal phase defect]_is to eat every 2 to 3 hours. Basically, follow all the info for managing diabetes.
My good news is not a BFP, but a normal length period, 29 days! First time in years that it wasn't a short cycle and I've been overweight 85kg+ for about 5 years. I was sooooo excited - this sounds insane, who gets excited about CD 1 . So this is the plan for 2012: my DH and I will TTC after I have three normal length cycles in a row. Hopefully, if I fall pregnant again, I won't spend every waking minute expecting the worst.
I'm still having acupuncture and taking supplements from the naturopath.
How much do you ladies believe our fertility is weight related instead of insulin and blood sugar related??
How will I know when to TTC again?
Love to hear some advice please
Have a good weekend, Pru