Secondary IF

Plus Size and TTC

So I made an apt with an RE, it's three weeks from now. I am overweight, but I have lost about 35-40 lbs since January (thank you Metformin). I guess I am having this thought running through my head that the RE is just going to say, lose 50 lbs and then we will talk about treatment. I was diagnosed with PCOS in Feb of 2013 and my cycles have evened out quite a bit just with Metformin. My question is, if you are overweight, have you had any trouble with an RE refusing treatment?


TIA :)

DD 12/1/2009
TTC#2 Since May 2012
Dx PCOS February 2013 on Metformin 1500 mg
Met with RE October 2013, we've got a plan!
Surprise BFP on "break cycle" 10/12/13. EDD 6/17/14.
MMC discovered 11/25/13 at 10 weeks. D&C 11/27/13.
BFP 2/8/14 Beta#1: 176, Prog 18! Beta#2:335, Prog, 19.5!
EDD 10/16/2014

Re: Plus Size and TTC

  • Hi. Congrats on your weight loss. :)

    My first RE was terrible. He had me in tears almost every visit about being overweight and TTC. We left there and my new RE (who I wanted to see in the first place but due to insurance reasons) reassured me that my weight wouldn't be a concern.

    Good luck. I know it is such a sensitive subject.

    TTC for 1.5 years with a crappy RE. 12 cycles with clomid (11 too many)
    New RE, 3 failed IUI's moving to IVF with ICSI
    IVF#1 BFP EDD 1/10/13
    Beta#1 51  Beta #2 148
    A/S 8/20/13 Team Pink
    Induced week 39 due to severe GD
    Baby girl born 1/4/13

           TTC #2 2 failed IUI's moving on to FET 3/2014
    ET 3/25 
    Beta #1 127
    Beta #2 845
    U/s 4/22 It's TWINS!!
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  • I hope it's okay to chime in .

    Although I agree that a healthy weight is ideal for conception don't let some stupid doctor give you too much flack about it. I know several real life friends who are not a healthy weight and eat crap and they have 2 or 3 kids each.

    Congrats on the weight loss!

    Oh and I agree with wife07mom09 PCOS (although that isn't my Diagnosis) won't do your weight management any favors. Also I know someone who gained a fair amount FROM feriltiy drugs.

    Anyway- best of luck to you :)

    Me: 27 DH: 33
    Married 6 years
    Conceived DS after 4 years of MFI

    TTC # 2 (not trying,not preventing ever)
    May 2013 - August 2013 Timed Intercourse = BFN
    September 2013 Timed Intercourse, Weekly Acupuncture, Herbs=BFN
    October 2013 Timed Intercourse, Weekly Acupuncture, Herbs, and "warming foods" = BFP
    Beta #1 19, Beta #2 18 Progesterone 4.6 Miscarried 11/9/13
    November 2013 - Benched, waiting for first post-loss AF.
    No longer benched per New RE/OB!
    Jan. 15 2014 - BFP. HCG 3900 - Ectopic :( 
    Jan. 16 2014 Left tube removed and D&C
    March 2, 2014 First AF

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  • Congrats on your weight loss!

     I have met with both my Ob/Gyn and RE. The Ob/Gyn said that I was "healthy" despite me knowing I am overweight. In the past I went two Ob/Gyns that had me in tears and never saw them again. I ended up conceiving DS the next cycle after the last "mean" one.
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