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
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 13
07-04-2013 15:25 #1
Overweight, about to see FS to organize first cycle, will I get knocked back?
07-04-2013 15:34 #2
Last edited by butterfly2013; 07-04-2013 at 22:34.
07-04-2013 22:44 #3
07-04-2013 23:15 #4
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?
07-04-2013 23:51 #5Senior Member
- Join Date
- May 2011
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.
07-04-2013 23:54 #6
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.
08-04-2013 07:33 #7
Thanks for that, not on any meds yet. Amazingly I ovulate normally and have a regular cycle even though I have confirmed pcos.
08-04-2013 18:20 #8
Anyone else had any experience with this in clinics in Victoria?
08-04-2013 18:23 #9
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.
08-04-2013 18:54 #10
Cots on BubhubLooking to buy a cot or bassinet? :: Cot safety checklist :: Local or online nursery ...
LATESTGames to play with your baby – newborn to 12 monthsHow much food for babies and toddlers? Standard serves and portion sizesHow to mindfully manage a tantrum
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Egg Donation in Greece #5Egg Donation
Trigger warning - at what age do you let your kids use public toiletsGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
IVF Babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017 #2pregnancy and babies through IVF
IVF/FET April & May chatConception & Fertility General Chat
Tandem prams.. who's got a good one?Product Recommendations & Questions
Tea drinkers unite!General Chat