Hi there, I am having some issues conceiving and at this point I'm not sure if its because I'm obese or if its because I'm infertile... of course only a GYN could tell me that.
I'm struggling with the idea of getting pregnant at this point. I have been overweight since I was about 6. My entire family is very heavy and my father's sister and her children are all morbidly obese and one has had gastric bypass... its almost like I was meant to be overweight. I can gain 5 pounds in one day just from eating like a "normal" thin person would eat. I think I'm around 325 at the moment... and I disgust myself. I've never been this heavy before.
I have gone up and down a bit ... like a lot of you done the fad dieting and such... but it got really bad last year when I met my now husband. He is from another country and I got a job offer there and I left for my life overseas... well, my work permit kept getting delayed and we did nothing but sit around the house doing nothing because we had no income. Not to mention Danish people eat the most fatty foods ever... so, I gained a lot of weight while I was there sitting on my butt for 6 months.
I'm back in the states and married now... and now we want kids. We've been trying for about 3-4 months with no luck yet. I'm unsure if its a good idea to lose weight first and then get pregnant or get pregnant now and try to lose the weight later. It scares me to get any bigger from pregnancy but I'm wondering if, since I'm already so overweight, should I not have to gain any weight from pregnancy?
Also, does obesity make you less fertile? I started taking prenatal vitamins but not sure what else I can do. I was on birth control for most of my adult life mostly due to trying to regulate my periods. I have horrible periods that last for 10 days and I bleed sooooo much. So, being off my birth control now is driving me crazy because my periods are just not fun.
Thanks in advance!