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is it really my weight?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:47 pm
by jen2bema
My husband and I have been TTC for two years. In the beginning I was overweight. Now I am very obese (250). I just had weight loss surgery so my weight should be coming down. However, I have never missed a period and I ovulate right on time and always have +ovulation tests. I know I need to see a fertility specialist but I know they will just say its my weight. I am wondering if its really a weight issue if my period is on time and ovulate as well.

Re: is it really my weight?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:54 pm
by andrlion
jen2bema wrote:My husband and I have been TTC for two years. In the beginning I was overweight. Now I am very obese (250). I just had weight loss surgery so my weight should be coming down. However, I have never missed a period and I ovulate right on time and always have +ovulation tests. I know I need to see a fertility specialist but I know they will just say its my weight. I am wondering if its really a weight issue if my period is on time and ovulate as well.



once i was fat,but all you need to do is do a few pushups every morning and night. curls are for your stomach and push ups are mostly for your arms.curl ups help a lot.And you can play a sport.Scoccer you takes a lot of fat away...........

Re: is it really my weight?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:49 am
by vswright34
Hello! I ran across your post and the personal trainer in me couldn't pass it :).

I don't really know what the previous poster was saying.. Not to be rude but if someone is asking a questions about fertility I don't think you should be just throwing out exercises.

Ok back to your question. It is a tricky one because you say you do ovulate on your own. Have you confirmed with bbt(temping) or just opk's? Just because it is common for our bodirs to gear up for ovulation and then not do it at all..Our body is a very strange thing. If you do fall in a category of obese/morbidly obese weight CAN affect your fertility but there are exceptions to every rule. It is possible to get pregnant while being overweight. But in general weight loss or even starting an exercise regime and healthy eating can positive affect not only your fertility but also your health during pregnancy and your baby's healthy.

what kinda of weight loss surgery did you have done? If it was fairly recently your body may just be reacting to surgery so you do need to wait until you heal before any work out regimes and that you have been cleared by a dr. Your internal organs kind of panic when they are touched during surgery and don't necessarily work the way you want them to right afterwards which is why constipation is common side affect after any surgery. also wait until your dr clears you do try and get pregnant. I know you want to do it right away but having the stress of such a drastic surgery plus your diet is about to change along with your vitamin intake you need your body to be at its bed before you get pregnant. People do get pregnant right away after a surgery but it is recommended you don't because that is alot of stress for your body to be put under and your baby may not get the nutrients it needs right away. But remember there is an exception to every rule.

I hope I answered your questions. Yes weight can affect fertility but having your surgery puts you one step closer to a healthy lifestyle and losing weight. I would also say once you are cleared by a dr please start working out. At least 30 min a day, if you join a gym most times you can get a free personal training session. Just to get you started or even show you correct work outs or even an intro into a gym if you have never used any equipment. Just because you had the surgery doesn't mean you will stay skinny forever. I have seen lots of people gain their weight back which is unfortunate. Look at this weight loss surgery as a jump start to your fitness life and continue to follow your dr's orders on food, vit, and exercise.

Good luck!

Re: is it really my weight?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:22 pm
by BlackAngelPlayah
Have you tested your mate's fertility? Be a use it may not be you.

My sister is all kinds of overweight (More than 250) and she has 3 perfectly healthy little boys. I've been very small, no kiddies. So.. Yeah, maybe have him tested too. We assume it's our issues, but there are male fertility issues too.

Good luck!!!

:babydustg: Jen :babyg:

Re: is it really my weight?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:12 pm
by jodalicious
Hey,

I am more overweight than you, and I told myself the same thing. But, I pushed myself to go to a fertility specialist anyway, with all my sharpened arguments with me. I was shocked when not only did the doctor NOT bring up my weight, but we made a plan of attack THAT DAY. I had a round of tests, along with DH, and we learned a lot. I had fibroids, endo, and a cyst. (I am recovering from surgery as I type, post op 10 days) That sounds really scary, but the good part is, my hormones, levels, and Dh's sperm is all wonderful. Now, the doctor says that my reproductive system is anatomically perfect. Anatomically perfect.:) It could be your weight. ...but maybe not. You'll never know if you don't go.

Re: is it really my weight?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:16 pm
by Tabby0418
I know this is a much older post. But for anyone that might still be questioning this...

Weight does affect pregnancy..and sometimes can affect fertility. But going to a fertility specialist should not be put off because you think it's your weight. My doctor never once mentioned my weight being a cause and I'm borderline between obese and overweight based on BMI. BUT he did congratulate me when I did lose weight and said it would make 'pregnancy' easier, fertility he said was not affected by weight.

Hopefully the original poster had luck!!

Re: is it really my weight?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:20 am
by BFPPlease
When I had my PCOS diagnosis after my MC, the doctor attributed it to my weight that was it. In fact I don't even have cysts. She just said I needed to lose over 100 pounds (which would bring me close to 110 pounds) to ever get pregnant. with no ovulation this cycle, maybe she was right. I have already lost 20 pounds but that did not help.

Re: is it really my weight?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:26 am
by dellany
Yeah, it might be your weight. Weight plays an important role in our body functions. It can really disturb them sometimes. I think you are getting better after your surgery. Isn't that a nice thing? Consult an OBGYN though. I am sure everything will be fine.