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SW to help get/stay pregnant?

Crys

Full Member
#1
Anyone else hoping to get pregnant with help from losing weight on SW?

I've been ttc 10 years, tried lots of meds but nothing has worked properly. Now they tell me that the weight is the biggest hurdle, and I may get there naturally if I get to normal BMI
 
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Woodsylou

Silver Member
#2
I am getting married this year, and hoping to ttc at the end of the year/beginning of next. I know that weight has a lot to play in the matter, so although i am dieting for my wedding, i am continuing for my health and to help with ttc to. I am older (31) so think i need to try and help myself any where i can!

i am stopping my h2b smoking after the wedding too. apparently nicotine stays in a mans sperm for up to 3 months!
 
#4
I wish you huge amounts of luck. In my experience, throwing yourself into weightloss is a positive step, it shifts your focus off ttc and will def increase your chances of getting preg. I was told I had to get my bmi below 30 in order to get prescribed clomid, and as it worked out I found out I was pregnant a week before my appointment!! I found that by throwing all my energy into losing weight, it helped my hubby and I relax and enjoy eachother again.

I wish you huge amounts of luck xxx
 
#5
((( ))) oh hun i'm so sorry its taking you so long hun. I was ttc for my son for 5 years hun. I finally got pg and stayed pg when I gave up trying. but thats easier said than done I know. I weighed 14stone when i got pg but think I was eating healthy and I know weight can make a difference to some people being able to concieve.
have you tried reflexology hun I got pg twice after I had that only had it twice.
the other thing i did the month I got pg was I got a chain with a moonstone in it (it was only 6 pound for chain with a cage and a stone) the lady blessed it for me. I know you might not believe in these things but anythings worth a try and if it doesn't work you have gained a beautiful chain.
do you go on babycentre hun they have a great board for infertily and secondary infertilty the secondary infertily girls kept me sane.
I know ttc is hard and its heartbreaking but now I have my little mircale he was worth every minute because I have learnt so much about my body and how special children are.
I hope it happens for you soon hun. Have you considered adoption hun. personally I'd love to adopt because I feel some little child needs us to make them feel loved. but I know its not for everyone.
good luck hun and all the luck in the world
 

Crys

Full Member
#6
Thanks for all your kind comments :)

I've tried Rose Quartz, which is quite similar in terms of its properties. I've been PG 3 times, all ending in miscarriage, though the last time we were supposed to be avoiding by using the withdrawal method which ummm... didnt work lol. Just a case of not giving up, and finally getting back to a healthy weight (have never had a bmi less than 30 whilst ttc, usually 33 +)

We will be starting the adoption process when I get to 30, another 3.5 years, give us time to try all the options treatment wise first.
 
#7
Keep going hun. i've had 3 m/c and had my little boy when I was 28. so you are like me hun know you can get pg its just staying that way. Is there a certain point you lose them or is it random 2 of mine where lost at same point.
when you get pg again hun relax no sex till after 12 weeks and rest lots. have you seen the recurrent m/c doctor?
good luck hun hope you get a sticky one soon
 

subs

Silver Member
#8
hi guyz,
I'm here for the same reasons. Been TTC for 12 & half years now with 1 ectopic pg and 5 M/Cs, but still not givin up! Need to lose the weight to have betta chances to help concieve and stay pg!

I know how you feel Crys, but hopefully things should turn out well & good! :)
Hope we share good news soon! ;)

Good luck!
 

Crys

Full Member
#9
Subah: *hugs* stupid infertility. you got any idea why? Mines PCOS, which they reckon will improve tons when my weght's down.

Michelle: every time has been between 5.5 and 8.5 weeks, which is the normal loss point with PCOS. They are refusing to give me recurrent loss testing because PCOS carries the higher rate, and I've had basic clotting/antio-cardiolipins tested alredy and all clear
 
#10
hi all, so sorry to hear about your losses or difficulties.

I have had 3 M/C and 1 ectopic all within 9 months - horrific time for me and Hubby, but now we have been TTC and all BFN's since the last M/C.

I agree that by me hopefully throwing myself into dieting and being healthy it will take my mind off TTC.

I saw the recurrent M/C specialist who gave this advice:

No, little caffeine
No aspartame
No tea or coffee
Dont read the internet on recurrent M/C as it scares you
Dont take agnus cactus or vitamin B6
Relax, relax, relax

when i do get BFP again, take 50mg of aspirin and go for recurrent scans to check as stress in not knowing whats going on doesnt help.

hope we can all help each other
 

Crys

Full Member
#12
heheh I've done alot of those things on that list, however relaxing definately got us pg last time (and lack of self-control ;) ). I just read in pregnancy and birth mag from a couple of months ago that BMI above 30 halves your chance of sucessful PG, and increases by 4% for every BMI point above that :O
 
#13
hi all sorry to hear of your losses and problems ttc. my heart goes out to you x

i'm trying to lose weight to have a baby. we've not started TTC yet- i'm planning to come off the pill next month just before we go on holiday.

I'm really paranoid we're going to have problems TTC. when i was younger, i had to go for an internal scan because of some problems and the sonographer said she couldn't find one of my ovaries. she also did an external scan and got colleagues to look and they still couldn't see it. when the results went back to my doctor i queried it and she kind of brushed me off saying its nothing but it does play on my mind and i'm worried we're going to have problems. i know the first thing a doctor will say is lose weight if we do have problems ttc and i don't want my weight to become an obstacle in getting any problems dealt with.

Also, i've had weight problems since i was 7 (after i lost my dad) and do comfort eat so i don't want to pass my eating habits and weight problems onto my children

best of luck everyone x
 
#16
We have been ttc for five years now - no reasons given, nothing shown up on tests, scans etc. I did bring up my weight with our consultant but she said that it wasn't bad enough to cause any issues but I am hoping there may be some "magic" weight somewhere near on in the normal bmi range that I may finally fall pregnant at.

It's a question I have often wanted to ask but never been brave enough to for some reason - nice to know I'm not alone on here. It's a lonely boat some times...
 

Crys

Full Member
#17
I know what ya mean about the lonely road. Everyone I know in real life is stupidly fertile, and I get multiple facebook status updates about it all the time.

Theres definately a weight and PCOS link, its to do with the extra estrogen loating around made by the fat cells. It converts to testosterone, which then makes excess additional LH, stimulating too many follicles, and preventing ovulation. So in theory, reduce BMI/body fat, less estrogen, testosterone, and LH = more ovulating :D
 

zillie

SlinkySlimmer !!!
#18
So yeah ok im not trying to concieve yet but that is what im loosing weight for . . . No doubt the man of my dreams will come sweep me off my feet at some point right ? =/

I have pcos also but since loosing weight i have noticed my pcos symptoms coming back worse, has anyone noticed this thanks for you help ladies

And good luck to all on your ttc journeys

Lizzie xxx
 
#19
((((Hugs)))) To all of you TTC with problems. I know can what a long and hard road it can be.

I have lost 7 babies. Two pregnancies were late losses, twins at 16 weeks, and one at 19 weeks. The other were all early losses between 7 and 11 weeks (one of those was my daughter's twin but she made it ok).

They tell you not to stress, but how can you not? I had both late losses before my son was born - my whole pregnancy with him was 9 months of stress (and being sick!), there was nothing that was going to make me relax until he was born! Same for my Daughter who was the biggest surprise ever!! My son was just three months old when I got pregnant with her. I still had a very small baby and had no idea what was going on! DH and I had talked about having another baby in the future, but not so soon! I never thought I would get pregnant again so easily and when I started bleeding at 9 weeks I felt this was a place I had been too many times before. I was sure I had MC'd again - just when I had got my head round the idea of having another baby I though it had been taken away from me - like so many times before. Although it was always in the back of my head I never thought it would be any different. We had a scan which showed I was pregnant with Twins, there was no heartbeat on the first baby, I assumed it would be the same for the other one too, the sonographer couldn't quite see her properly so I had to move around a bit and get into all sorts of awkward positions and he finally saw a nice strong heart beat!! I was over the moon and scared all at the same time and more months of stress followed and Amber did finally arrive perfectly last year.

Sorry to have waffled on a bit! I just wanted to share my story with you - recurrent MC + PCOS doesn't have to be the end. I thought it was at one point, but that's not always the case. I know everyone is different and just because things have turned out OK for me doesn't mean it will be he same for everyone BUT I thought it was important for you to know that people can and do come out the other side of this and you could be one of those people.

Good luck on your TTC journey xxx
 


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