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why cant i get pregnant

By Anonymous October 19, 2011 - 6:20pm
 
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hi i am 26 years old and i was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, i am 325 pounds and i also have an underactive thyroid. I am taking 75mg synthroid and meds for diabetes. I desperatly want to get pregnant so bad, I am getting older and I dont want to not have children, I am married and we are desperate for a child. I have tried everything to loose the weight but nothing works , and i come from a family of all overweight people. I dont look like i weigh this much but i do.What i want to know is why am i not getting pregnant and what can i do to get pregnant. Also my periods are not very regular, they come every two months for the last 6 mon. Please help, I really want to be a mother and ive been trying for the last 2yrs.I am so sad because it is just not happening for me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question. So sorry to hear and know how you must be feeling. You are young and should be able to conceive just fine.
But women who are overweight or obese may experience hormonal imbalances that can affect their menstrual cycles and prevent ovulation, making it harder to conceive. That's probably why, your Menstrual cycle are not regular. It's also very important to continue monitoring your diabetes, this will reduce your risk of miscarriage and may help to prevent you developing pre-eclampsia later in your pregnancy.

Here are some links that might be helpful.

http://www.empowher.com/pregnancy/content/fitness-guidelines-women-trying-get-pregnant
http://www.empowher.com/infertility-fertility/content/fitness-while-trying-get-pregnant

Best of luck and keep up posted,
Daisy

October 20, 2011 - 7:06am
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