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pcos, misscarriage and the cambridge diet

hi everyone,
i have always been overweight with pcos and all the symptoms and have beed having fertility iui for a few years. i have had 5 misscarages through iui and no one seems to know why.
i have just started the cambridge diet to see if the weight loss will help as well as metformin and was wondering if anyone has a similar problem and keeps misscarying and with weight loss did it go on to not misscarring and having a baby.
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Hey Im sorry for your losses, its hard going through miscarriages as I have been through them myself. The last one was in May and I thought thats it!!! Im going to ditch the weight and hopefully have a healthy pregnancy when I am smaller. I also have PCOS and a uterine abnormality. I have always found it real hard to lose weight as they say PCOS does make it harder, I am yet to fall pregnant again but I have been on Clomid to help. I will consider IUI soon if still not successful. But I think that if you can lose the weight it will help things, then maybe go for another round of IUI. I thought it was gonna take me ages to lose weight but in 10 wks Ive lost 2 and a half stone. Be patient, and I wish you all the luck in the world to a healthy pregnancy,
Kate x x


Creating my life
S: 21st9lb C: 14st7lb G: 12st7lb Loss: 7st2lb(33%)
Hi Kimmie

Poor you. Sounds like you're had a terrible time.

I haven't had miscarriages but I've been trying for a year with no result at all! This is why I'm trying to lose and hoping it will help me get and stay pregnant.

The way I see it is that even if it doesn't help it aint gonna hurt is it? :)


getting slimmer
sorry, dont know the answer to your question, but just wanted to wish all the very best for the future, and hopefully soon you'll have a wee bundle of joy. big hugs xxx
here is some info i got on pcos and miscarriage
Unfortunately, women with PCOS tend to have a higher risk of miscarriage than women without PCOS. Some studies have suggested that as many as 50% of women with PCOS experience a miscarriage compared to the average rate of 15% among the general population. While the exact reason for the increased miscarriage risk is unknown, experts do have a few theories.

Insulin resistance is thought to be a contributing factor, as women with PCOS and insulin resistance seem to be at a greater risk of miscarriage than women with PCOS but no insulin resistance issues. However, it is also thought that the increased LH (lutenizing hormone) levels present in some women or the high androgen levels in women with PCOS could also be a factor.
While there is no treatment for miscarriage and no sure way to prevent, there are a few things that may possible reduce your risk of having a miscarriage. This includes regulating your hormones levels; following a healthy diet and exercising regularly to keep insulin levels down; receiving pre-treatment prior to pregnancy with GnRH-agonist or using baby aspirin, folate supplementation or low dose heparin to help with possible clotting issues. Currently, there is not enough data on the use of metformin prior to and during pregnancy to give any conclusive answer as to how it impacts your risk of miscarriage. Despite the problems that can present themselves to PCOS sufferers looking to get pregnant, a successful pregnancy is entirely possible and has been experienced by numerous women with PCOS. In fact, for many women, getting pregnant the second time around is much easier. Furthermore, it is not unusual for PCOS sufferers to notice that their menstrual cycles begin to regulate themselves after a pregnancy.

I personally have had 4 miscarriages but have also got 6 children, only one needing clomid to conceive. It took me
13/14 months with first,
7months with 2nd
12months with 3rd
16months with 4th
11 months with 5th and
23months with number 6

The first 5 children i was 19stone plus when i fell pregnant and with number 6 I was 13stone 10 so i have mixed views that losing weight halped me but i do know the pregnancy with number 6 was a hell of a lot easier than when i was larger so would definately recommend losing weight if only for that reason.

Good luck and hope to hear some positive results in the near futurexx

cdc norwich

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