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    Default Spin Off* Larger women getting pregnant....

    As not to derail the other thread any more.......

    Yes it is a proven fact that larger women can have more problems getting pregnant.
    This does not mean that they only have a slim chance.
    This doesn't give anyone the right to insinuate that they are lying about getting pregnant.

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    I don't think the comment in the other thread meant that she thought the person in question was lying about getting pregnant. I read it as she thought the person was lying or overstating how overweight she was.

    My sister is an IVF nurse and says she has seen many patients who had many unsuccessful cycles, had a break, lost some weight (often not a huge amount) and then got pregnant naturally. They often didn't try weight loss earlier because "my friend/sister/aunt conceived easily at x kg".

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    Have to agree!

    I had trouble with my first - was trying for approx 12 months. Alrwady had a high bmi.

    Now heavier (and higher bmi obviously) and conceived first go with #2, due in July!

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    The persons comment in the other thread wasn't their main one, it was a small side-tracked comment.
    She went on to explain herself. She never said larger women couldn't get pregnant.

    It's the same for anyone who may be unhealthy in some way, it can affect their fertility.

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    A good friend of mine was told to drop to 100kg before she could get assistance with fertility treatment because there is a decreased chance of her falling pregnant at 140kg at her height (she is my height OP) and each cycle would cost them a lot of money, and is very stressful. She has been married 12 years now and has never used protection. She married as an 18yo virgin so had never been on birth control before then either, which could also be a factor.

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    I bet that was not the only reason people thought she may be lying, im sure they took into consideration all the information that the OP has told us about her over the 2 seperate threads...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bell & Bug View Post
    The persons comment in the other thread wasn't their main one, it was a small side-tracked comment.
    She went on to explain herself. She never said larger women couldn't get pregnant.

    It's the same for anyone who may be unhealthy in some way, it can affect their fertility.
    this ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bell & Bug View Post
    The persons comment in the other thread wasn't their main one, it was a small side-tracked comment.
    She went on to explain herself. She never said larger women couldn't get pregnant.

    It's the same for anyone who may be unhealthy in some way, it can affect their fertility.
    I agree with every thing you just said.

    I just want to be known that just because you are over a bmi of 30 doesn't mean that you have a SLIM chance because that is a bunch hog wash.

    Being larger you chances are lower but not that low.... IYKIM.

    I also agree with the other poster who said that a person who has a higher bmi that loses a small amount (from memory it 5% of your body weight) increase there chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loving6 View Post
    I agree with every thing you just said.

    I just want to be known that just because you are over a bmi of 30 doesn't mean that you have a SLIM chance because that is a bunch hog wash.

    Being larger you chances are lower but not that low.... IYKIM.

    I also agree with the other poster who said that a person who has a higher bmi that loses a small amount (from memory it 5% of your body weight) increase there chances.
    Okay so swap the words 'slim chance' with 'lesser chance' and its all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GothChick View Post
    Okay so swap the words 'slim chance' with 'lesser chance' and its all good.
    Yes....

    They are two totally different things


 

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