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    Default TTC and overweight

    Mumsical i don't think that is wht she was really asking...

    It could affect your fertility OP, but it probably won't. Is your cycle regular? Sometimes when women are overweight and have PCOS, losing weight can dramatically improve fertility, but that is only the case for women with PCOS (which overweight women are more likely to have, but that doesn't mean you have it!).

    If your cycle is regular that's a very good sign.

    You're more likely to have certain complication during pregnancy, like gestational diabetes and high blood pressure, if you're overweight, but again, being overweight doesn't mean you will get them any more than being slim means you won't.

    It sounds like you'd benefit from making some changes and trying to lose weight, it will only help in the long run. But I wouldn't be expecting it to impact on fertility without other indicators.

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    I'm hearing ya! I have gone from a size 10 to a size 14 in just 6 months.... can only blame myself and love of food lol. I'm tall (175cm) though.

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    Default TTC and overweight

    By the way musical your statistics about complications like GD For obese women are way off. Did your doctor tell you that obese women are 'just about guaranteed' to get GD? That's so untrue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chew the Mintie View Post
    Mumsical i don't think that is wht she was really asking...

    It could affect your fertility OP, but it probably won't. Is your cycle regular? Sometimes when women are overweight and have PCOS, losing weight can dramatically improve fertility, but that is only the case for women with PCOS (which overweight women are more likely to have, but that doesn't mean you have it!).

    If your cycle is regular that's a very good sign.

    You're more likely to have certain complication during pregnancy, like gestational diabetes and high blood pressure, if you're overweight, but again, being overweight doesn't mean you will get them any more than being slim means you won't.

    It sounds like you'd benefit from making some changes and trying to lose weight, it will only help in the long run. But I wouldn't be expecting it to impact on fertility without other indicators.
    OP already stated that she does have PCOS and has irregular periods...

    I'm not saying that if you are overweight/obese then you definitely will have fertility issues. Just that you are at SIGNIFICANT greater risk. I think people who think that losing weight is not going to benefit their health and fertility are in denial and are just pretending it doesn't matter so they don't have to lose weight.

    As said - I am overweight myself atm so this applies to me too.

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    Default TTC and overweight

    Yes, sorry when I opened this thread,the first post that came up was the one by cat rules so it looked like she was the OP.

    I can't scroll up but I think you said 'just about guaranteed' to get GD.

    it's just not true - obese women are much more likely than non obese women to get GD, But still, more obese women still won't get it than will.

    Definitely if OP has PCOS then losing even 5-10kg can often boost fertility and has the added benefit of improving health.

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    I should also point out that I'm fat, 8.5 months pregnant with my 5th baby, rampantly fertile and never had even a single high blood pressure reading, never had GD and am in robust health with high iron levels, low cholesterol, etc.

    Because there are more slim women than fat women, most women who get gestational diabetes, high BP, ETC, will be slim.

    There's no doubt that everyone benefits from being in a healthy weight range - but I think it's unhelpful to make generalisations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumsical View Post
    I'm hearing ya! I have gone from a size 10 to a size 14 in just 6 months.... can only blame myself and love of food lol. I'm tall (175cm) though.
    I'm only 155cm :S
    I took a medication earlier in the yr that made me gain 8kg in 6 days. Had no idea it was physically possible!! It's so hard to get weight off caused by medications.

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    Chew the Mintie - No "my doctor" didn't tell me this, a study on 190 morbidly obese pregnant women showed that 70% developed stage 2 gestational diabetes by 20 weeks. This number was even higher after 28 weeks.

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    Mobidly obsese = BMI 40+

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    Hi,

    I was 136kg and had PCOS. I started Metformin 2 years ago and also followed a PCOS diet (includes cutting down on carbs, eating more natural etc). Don't get me wrong, I was never perfect but I tried. I also started exercising, which at first I hated, then grew to love. I lost 15kgs and am very happy to say I am now 22 weeks pregnant.

    To be honest, I needed to lose weight for my health but even though I was happy, I was seriously never going to get pregnant at that weight, I wasn't even ovulating.

    I bought this book - http://www.pcosupport.org/newsletter...le121008-2.php

    And I swear it opened my eyes to a lot of different ways to try and help my situation.

    At least you are still young and can work on it, I am 31 and felt like I was starting to run out of time.

    You may not even need to lose weight, it may just be the foods you are eating, or even just seeing whether the Meetformin can help you. Definitely speak to your GP or get a referral to a specialist. It helped me heaps and now we are expecting so it's all I could have ever dreamed of.

    I wish you all the best, because I certainly know how it feels but it is NEVER hopeless, so do some research and you will feel more hopeful!

    Good Luck!

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