Hello Karen, I just wanted to respond to your message about doctors and weight(im sure they say that because they cant think of anything else!) I started off at 19 1/2 stone and had such irregular periods it was stupid. was trying for a baby, they did all the test and bloods showed i did not ovulate for 3 lots of day 21 bloods.They ofcourse blamed me for the lack of pregnancy and sent me away to lose weight without testing my husband. I went on the cambridge diet and lost 6 stone in 18 weeks, fast i know but I do not really care, I had to get rid of the weight! When I hit 16 1/2 stone my periods went to every 28 days and I ovulated! even the cysts on my ovaries went! Still I did not get pregnant with all the weight going so they decided to test my husband, low and behold he had no sperm! hence no pregnancy! what I am trying to say is lose some weight and no doubt you will kick start your body to ovulate! 34 is young, i am 29 but plenty of older woman get pregnant. i am currently 20 weekswith a little boy withthe help of ivf/icsi, you will get there just have a bit of a body overhaul and enjoy the baby making! lots of love. george
I did get my husband to the gp and he gave his sample at the fertility clinic, aloe vera made me vomit, tastes revolting and doesnt actually help with weight loss, just cut out the junk! how miserable, just have a try. Doctors, well seeing the obs and gynie doctor today she instantly went at me about my weight and I said I appreciate your concerns and I am working on resolving the weight gain, she was speechless, very funny, do not let these people make you feel less of a person because you are carrying extra weight, I work with doctors as a nurse and they just need to be reminded they are not God!
Hello Judith,she doesnt expect me to diet but does expect me to put no more weight on!i will do slimming world to perhaps help my portion sizes but if i want a bag of salt and vinigar crisps(my biggest pregnancy love) aswell as a bowel of fresh prawn cocktail( my other pregnancy love) then i will have them. Slimming world is the only club/diet you can do in pregnancy.the tesco diet sounds a good idea, will look at that.
Awww hun try not to get too down about it - you are not a failure of a woman at all. Well done on losing so much weight! That's fantastic! Now go back to your doctors - maybe try a different dr this time? See if you are ovulating yet. And if you aren't - ask for help ovulating. Could they not give you clomid - you are proving that you are losing weight. They can't discriminate against you becuase you are overweight.
I don't know - I haven't had to use it - I had no problems last time get pg. BUt I know quite a few people who have used it - its used to sort of induce ovulation in those who aren't ovulating. I obviously dont know the ins and outs and I am not a dr so don't kow if there are certain things you need to do first and I don't know if you possibly have to get it from the fertility clinic after you've been referred? BUt I might be wrong. I am sure there are quite a few ladies on here who have used it who might be able to help you.
I think you have to be firm and stand your ground Karen - don't leave that GP surgery until they agree to help you. You have just as much right as anyone else to get help if you need it.
Hi Karen, Sorry to but in here but I don't think they will just put you on clomid straight away without doing other investigate tests first! Def try and lose some weight but do it in a manageable sensible way-Quick fixes never work in the long term!! Doing some mad diet will only make the weight come back on twice as much once you stop.
I know how you feel in regards to people getting pregnant all around you-its the same with me and I get jealous and wonder what i did wrong to not be able to concieve at the drop of a hat like others, but I have to try and stay positive and believe that one day it will be me.
I have been TTC for 2 years but only found out last year i have PCOS (def get checked for this!!) and then this year after moving to a new area I had hubby tested and then I had loads of day 21 and day 1-4 blood tests and then they did a HSG (where they flush dye through the tubes to see if they clear) and then after that came back clear they have put me on Clomid due to lack of ovulation. I'm on my 3rd cycle at the moment and have been ovulating on it. Apprently it only has a 40% success rate (so isn't a wonder drug) but I'm hoping it will work for me.
I definatley reckon that for you just even losing 1/2 a stone would make an impact and just upping physical excercise too will help with the stress factor. I enjoy aqua fit-that way i don't get all sweaty but still getting a workout and helps me relax.
Like the others have said-stand firm with the doctors. Say your losing the weight but that in the mean time can they refer you for more tests?
Hope they listen to you and you get some answers.