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    Default Overweight, about to see FS to organize first cycle, will I get knocked back?

    I saw a FS in Sep last year and she never mentioned my weight being an issue. Since then I've put on about another 10 kilos and I have concerns I will get knocked back by the new FS.

    Has anyone done IVF and been quite overweight (I'm talking BMI around 37-40)? Was it successful and did your Dr have any concerns about your weight? I am definitely going to try and be healthier and lose some of the weight now that I've got my life back in order a bit. After all the stress last year of Mum firstly getting sick with cancer, then finding out we had little chance of conceiving, to conceiving by 'miracle' and losing bubs early on and then Mum passing away, I've definitely been emotional eating and put on a lot of weight. I really don't want this to stop us from being able to have our dream of being parents come true

    Any stories would be greatly appreciated x

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    It probably really depends on your FS and your clinic?

    A lot of doctors will want you to try and loose at least 10% because being overweight can affect your egg quality but it really depends on the dr. IVF is a very stressful time and the drugs can really make you pack the weight on (as well as the stress) so trying to loose weight whilst doing IVF can be difficult. Especially when you have PCOS.

    A lot of clinic's will have a weight loss program that they can help you with you give you a kickstart. I think they also like you to loose a bit before you start because going into pregnancy with a high BMI can increase all your risk factors.

    When you meet with your doctor, they will go through it all with you, they are all different.

    Are you on metformin?

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    As others have said, it will depend on the clinic and/or doctor. My clinic has a BMI limit of 35 but my doctor has her own (lower) limit.

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    It can depend also on the limit for general anesthetic. Some clinic's do the egg pick up's under a GA and they don't like your BMI to be more than 35.

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    Thanks for that, not on any meds yet. Amazingly I ovulate normally and have a regular cycle even though I have confirmed pcos.

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    Anyone else had any experience with this in clinics in Victoria?

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    It may be a good idea to get on the Met now as it will help you lose weight. Chances are with untreated PCOS will make shaking the kilos very difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry55 View Post
    It may be a good idea to get on the Met now as it will help you lose weight. Chances are with untreated PCOS will make shaking the kilos very difficult.
    Oh really, I had no idea I could still take it even though I ovulate ok?


 

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