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Old 12-30-2004, 11:52 AM   #1
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Will obesity stop me from getting pregnant?


If anyone could give me some advice on this question, then thank you so much. I'm a 39 year old woman, just got married last year to a great guy, and now we would like to start to have a child. I'm 5'8" and almost 230 lbs. This is the most I've ever weighed in my life and I can't seem to get the weight off fast enough so that I can have a child.

My OB/GYN told me that I probably could still have a child at this weight but the Fertility specialist I just got done seeing, said I need to lose the weight first. I don't have much "biological clock" time to have a baby, and losing the weight could take a year or so to come off.

So, has anyone had their first baby at around my age and with the same weight problem? If so, did you have any health problems get worse (ie; blood pressure, diabetes, depression, etc..)?

Thank you for any help you can suggest to me or just stories about how you or someone you know went through something like this.

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Old 12-30-2004, 01:55 PM   #2
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Re: Will obesity stop me from getting pregnant?

Hello I have been overweight for years now. im around 5'3 and weight 240 lbs I am pg for the 4th time. Never had a problem getting pg and never had ges. diabeates either. im only 29 but still have had no problems. you have the restg of your life to lose the weight but not to have a baby. If you want a baby now by all means have one.

Old 12-30-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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Re: Will obesity stop me from getting pregnant?

Thank you Mommaboyz. I think that's a great suggestion, that you have the rest of your life to lose weight but not to have a baby. I think I might follow that. Thanks again and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

Old 12-31-2004, 10:56 AM   #4
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Re: Will obesity stop me from getting pregnant?

I am 32 was 31 when I got had my first baby. when I got pg I was 252 lbs and 5'9" I am now down to 220 lbs with out even really trying, thank god. But I hate to dissapoint you, it took us almost 5 years to concieve, I don't know if it had to do with my weight or not. Good luck I really hope it does'nt take you as long as it took me.
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