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    Default Weight gain when TTC

    My OH works away months at a time, and when he got home two months ago I went off the pill. I was on estelle. Admittedly I havnt been exercising as much as I used to, and I also started working in an office so I am not on my feet as much.

    In that two months I have gained 5kgs! I am devastated that I have gained this weight and feel awful. We dont eat terribly, mostly chicken and veg but we do have dinner out on a weekend, usually Thai. Our eating hasn't changed for the worse thats for sure. 85% healthy id say.

    My question is, did any of you ladies notice a weight gain after you went off contraception? I was under the impression I might lose weight!

    My other question is, will weight gain lower our chances of conception? This month is our last chance and im worried ive ruined it. And if I were to fall pregnant, can I lose weight in the first few months?

    Thank you for reading, my OH is about to leave for 6 months and his approach to it is your beautiful and we have 6 months apart to lose it, enjoy our time together now. Which is beautiful (hes the best, but im biased ) but I still have these niggley thoughts on my mind.

    Id love to hear your stories and what you thought was the cause of gain or loss after the pill. TIA

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    Hi there. 5kgs might mean a lot or very little depending on you starting weight. If you already overweight then 5 kgs could be bad but if you are of a healthy weight then it could just be disappointing more then a issue that would affect fertility. It could be from coming off the pill and could also be from lessened activity. I gained weight after coming off the pill but I was also quite depressed at the time so I probably ate the kilos on.

    You are putting a lot of pressure on one window of opportunity and while I can understand why it's probably not helpful. You could use OPK's to optimize your chances.

    To answer your question I was about 85kg when I conceived my DS. That would put at least 20kgs overweight. I wish you the very best of luck OP. Lots and lots of baby dust your way.

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    I am 180cm tall and was 84kg, about 8-10kg overweight for my height. As of this morning im 89kg. I feel like it went up in like a week! Im trying not to put pressure on myself, its hard though. We are a week into the 2ww now, so I am just trying to go with the flow. I will be dissapointed deep down when/if AF arrives.

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    I was on yazmin which is sister pill to estelle I think. Anyway each time I come off to ttc I gain 5kg each time but dont keeo gaining its just the 5kg. I think those pills help keep weight down iin my experience. Just try do more walking around the block if it worries yoy but I think its normal.


 

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