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    Hi guys!

    So hubby and I have TTC since July and so far nothing

    I had a marina in for 2 and a half yrs as well as have had CIN 2 and a LETTZ as well as have had sergury for endo ANNND was recently diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome all in the past 4 yrs and I am worried that I am never going to fall. Though I do know 4mths is not a really long time but I am 22 and am worried should it be this hard? have taken probably 10000 ovulation tests and billings method but still do not seem to be getting timing right

    I am also 102kg....I know i need to loose weight but I don't see the point in drastically losing weight as I am not ashamed with my size.

    I just feel something is wrong with me...am I just being paranoid? does anyone have any advise??

    If anyone had issues like this please let me know!! i would love to hear im not the only one!!
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    Hey. It took me 1.5 years to fall pregnant, and I am over weight. I did nothing about it until about 3 months ago. I joined the gym and started a ketogenic diet. I had only lost 5kgs then fell pregnant. Only a bit of a loss can boost ovulation and get things going!

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    Default TTC and overweight

    I can't really comment on most of the above but I am overweight, more than you. It took us over 6 months to conceive DS and still overweight I am now pregnant with twins. I didn't go on any diets or try to loose weight. Once I stopped stressing that it was never going to happen and just enjoyed it it happened. Good luck.

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    I'm overweight and ttc. This will be our 10th month ttc. Dh has low sperm count as well. I don't think I have anything wrong with me lol I have regular periods and opks pick up ovulation. So here's hoping something happens soon otherwise I think we're off to see a fs.

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    Thanks guys!

    as far as we know there is nothing wrong with DH so hopefully something will happen soon

    My gyno said if nothing happens within 6 mths to come in for tests i wasnt sure if that was a bit soon to do tests....but i guess Dr. knows best....hopefully wont need to though

    thnks again!

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    TTC is hard. My weight has gone up and down over the years and right now I am a bit overweight (BMI 28). Even if you are not ashamed of being your size, being overweight or obese (BMI over 30) really does affect your overall health and fertility. If you want to kick your PCOS, then losing weight is the best way to go about it. About 40% of women with PCOS are obese. So many women with PCOS who do lose the weight lose their PCOS with it that its crazy not to take weight loss seriously from a health perspective.

    Also once you are pregnant - if you are obese then there are lots of extra problems during pregnancy. You can pretty much guarantee you will have gestational diabetes for one. You have a much higher rate of needing a c-section delivery. My DH is a doctor and the risk factors for EVERYTHING go up dramatically if you have a BMI over 30. Pregnancy is hard work on your body, carrying around lots of extra weight makes it even harder... I can't recommend losing weight enough!

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    Also - I'm not saying this applies to EVERY single person. There will always be women who are obese who are fine, but the overwhelming majority in studies show women who are adversely affected by their weight in fertility, pregnancy & overall health.

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    Does anybody know what is considered overweight when TTC in terms of it having an impact on ur fertility??
    I'm 75kg but my bmi is 31. I worry that I will have trouble TTC...

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    A BMI of 20-25 is the general rule for healthy people. Overweight is 26-30 and obese is over 30. As soon as you hit 30 Doctors become quite concerned with regard to your overall health, not just fertility. Generally the higher your BMI, their higher risk you are.

    Lots of things play into BMI though. The more muscle you have the higher your BMI so its just a general rule. Also men and women who carry their bulk of the weight in their mid section (apple shape) are generally higher risk than those who carry weight evenly or more in their arms/legs (pear shape). More recent studies in the US show that your stomach girth is the most important measurement of all - even more than BMI. For women your stomach should ideally be under 30 inches around measuring at your bellybutton. Each inch over this you are at greater health risk.

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    Default TTC and overweight

    Thanks. Yeh I'm aware I'm overweight. Just not sure how much it effects my fertility.
    I'm a ladies size 14, sometimes 16.

    I used to b size 6, 6 yrs ago. Medications, surgeries and lifestyle have mucked things up!


 

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