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Old 01-13-2002, 08:55 AM   #1
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Does my weight have anything to do with it?

I've been ttc for about five months now but have had no luck. I'm thinking my weight might have something to do with it. I'm 24 and about 105 pounds. My doctor says that as long as i have a regular cycle (28 days for me), she's not worried about my weight. That was about 4 months ago. I can't help but think that might be the problem. I have tried to put on some weight by eating alot, but it doesn't seem to work. It's always been that way for me. Please tell me I'm just being paranoid <IMG SRC="">

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Old 01-13-2002, 09:33 AM   #2
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Re: Does my weight have anything to do with it?

Weight sometimes plays a factor in ttc but like your doctor said as long as your cycles are regular then you should be fine.
Now you have only been trying for 5 months and you are only 24 so actually that isnt that long. In most cases of couples without fertility problems it takes between 1 and 2 years to conceive naturally. So you need to relax,yeah I know the dreaded phrase. Trust me I spent three yrs hearing that phrase but in a lot of cases it is very true. Just enjoy being with your hubby and the time you two have as a couple. Enjoy the baby dancing becasue eventually it will lead to a pregnancy.
You can try charting your cycle to make sure you are ovulating. Here is a site that will fill you in on that. Also if you are charting and after a year of trying you still dont conceive you actually be ahead of the game. You will have several charts by then and you doctor can look over them to double check them. It will also show you when the best times to have sex. <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A>

Also you have to think the problem may not be with you. When it comes to couples there are TWO people hence a chance for either if not both partners to have problems. So dont go thinking it lies with you just yet. Like I said it can take between 1 and 2 years for a healthy couple to conceive. Dont stress so much over it just yet. Trust me you dont want tog et to the point where sex is nothing but ttc. that gets old fast and can lead to problems. Enjoy the love making and have FUN.

Old 01-13-2002, 12:31 PM   #3
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Re: Does my weight have anything to do with it?

Thanks for your advice whitewolf. I always look forward to your replies as they are very helpful. You're heaven sent! <IMG SRC="">Thank you once again.

Old 01-13-2002, 12:34 PM   #4
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Re: Does my weight have anything to do with it?

Hi Scheri,
I'm 23 and weigh 105 also. I'm currently 15 weeks pregnant. I've had a bit of trouble putting on the proper weight with this pregnancy (just got yelled at the other day at the doc's office for not putting on a pound yet), but as far as conceiving you shouldn't have a problem. I definitely didn't, so I think if you're healthy weight shouldn't be a factor. Your cycles are regular, so give it another few months and if still no conception I'd send your other half to the doc. You should be just fine. <IMG SRC="">
Good luck!


Old 01-13-2002, 04:44 PM   #5
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Re: Does my weight have anything to do with it?

Hi Andrea,
I feel so much better after reading your reply. Thanks much and good luck with the pregnancy <IMG SRC=""><p>[This message has been edited by Scheri (edited 01-13-2002).]

Old 01-14-2002, 06:15 AM   #6
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Re: Does my weight have anything to do with it?

Im 5'10, normally about 110 lbs. Ive had no trouble conceiving, although Ive fielded tons of comments like "you're too skinny to have a healthy baby". Well, my last child was born weighing 8 lbs, 4 oz and was in perfect health. Ive also never had any trouble conceiving. Its a myth that mainly more voluptous women conceive easily and have healthy babies. I was advised to gain a little extra weight during my pregnancy. And trust me, I did! What you may have to look forward to eventually, is being able to rapidly lose the pregnancy weight, due to genetics and a high metabolism. I left the hospital after having my daughter in my regular old non-maternity clothes. Good luck! I was given a hard time when I was a kid and even a teenager for being too thin. I was called anorexic, skeleton, ethiopian--I actually wished I could gain weight so I could be prettier. Finally, Im comfortable with it.

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