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    Hello.

    First timer on here so here we go!

    I am worried that i have lost so much weight so quickly (not on purpose) that i have done harm to myself internally. This time last year and as long as i can remember i have been a fit, healthy 50kgs, 160cm petite frame. Now i am 43kgs and somedays i feel like i could faint at the thought of a walk around the block. We want to try for baby number two and i am worried my body could be stressed because i have had no period since baby no 1 was born a year ago. I came off contraception a month ago.
    Had blood tests and nothing is wrong with me.

    What should i do to prepare my body for pregnancy again? how do i know if i am even fertile? When i had our first baby, i was so fit and healthy. The pregnancy was amazing. I want that again but i know my body is so drained from 6mths of intense breastfeeding and raising my frist baby. I am definately ready for another baby, but my body seems to think different, maybe.....

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    weight can affect fertility, it is dependent upon your muscle to fat ratio - something to do with hormones.

    Being too thin or too overweight can adversely affect fertility.

    If you are feeling tired you might want to make sure your iron levels have been tested as well.

    If you specifically asked the doctor to do an overall health evaluation with an aim to ensure you are ready to concieve then they should have checked for all of these things.

    Good luck.

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    I know for me, if I go below 45kg I stop ovulating regularly. It becomes hit and miss.

    Also if you are underweight and lacking nutrients its not the best start for bub if you do fall pg.

    I'd suggest seeing your doc and getting him/her to refer you to a specialist if you are having trouble keeping weight on like I do, its a constant struggle. The only time I'm a healthy weight is when I'm pregnant LOL

    Good luck xoxo

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