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Thread: I am TTC should I try to lose weight...?

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    Default I am TTC should I try to lose weight...?

    I am TTC and soon to start IVF. I have checked my BMI and I fall into the overweight category. I really should ideally lose about 5-6kgs and then I would be ok. Do you think I should bother just yet, or wait?



    Only thing is if IVF doesnt work I am just putting yet another thing in my life on hold - you know, just in case.


    KeenAs

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    Hey KeenAs!

    I would personally speak to your specialist about it next week.

    For now, you can just kind of cut back on fats and other bad foods and increase your fruit/vegetable and all the other goodies iykwim?

    I have stopped dieting and have increased my intake of the good stuff in the past week, just in case it makes a diff to the outcome next week!

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    Hey Jo!

    Yeah, thanks for that. I think you're right. I guess Im just concerned as I am not really fitting into any of my clothes right now and its very frustrating. Not that Im particularly big, but its just a pain when you have nothing to wear because nothing fits.

    I will definitely do my best to cut down the fats and sugars - although it wil be hard ](*,) !


    Keen

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    Hey Keen,

    I know what you mean... my BMI is such that I am right on the edge of normal/overweight. I was worried that being a little heavier would impact IVF. It actually can, from what I've read, as the FSH can be slightly less effective. But even with those worries, I went on regardless and the cycle seemed to work OK. BTW what GonalF dosage will you be on? I was put on 150 given my PCOS and I think that is quite a low dose so probably not surprising that I only managed 7 eggs.

    I found that the stress of the cycle meant I ate SO much junk food that I put on some weight during it. I'm trying to do more exercise, cut back on sugar/fat (blah blah blah all the usual sort of stuff) so that my next cycle will work better.

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    I agree with the others as to a professional opinion. It does help to conceive if your body is close to your ideal body weight so the baby has the best chance.

    Gemma.

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    Thanks guys for your advice. Specialist has said not to worry and that if I eat well and exercise throughout I will be just fine. Sure hope so.


    Keen

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