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Me and My husband want to get pregnant but have no luck....

By May 26, 2011 - 2:55pm
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Me and my husband have been married for almost 3 years now and decided we are ready to have a baby... I have been trying for over a year now and I am not having any luck :( I wanna know some ways to try to maybe make my chances better. My gyno told me it was because I am slightly overweight. Ladies I am 6 ft and about 185 so I am not much over weight maybe a few pounds. Is there any tips anyone could give me?

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Hi TeeTee,
I am glad to hear that you and your husband will begin fertility testing. Your doctor will explain the tests, what to expect and review the results with both of you. Depending on the test results, appropriate treatment can be prescribed.
The website of the American Pregnancy Association has information that you and your husband might find interesting and helpful to prepare you for fertility testing. Here are the links:
Female Fertility Testing
Male Fertility Testing

June 6, 2011 - 4:57pm

Thank you so much for your comment. I am hoping she gets me started on the infirtility tests soon. I have gotten a biopsy and everything came back normal. When me and my husband first got married I was on the Depo shot. Before then I had a normal period of every other month. Then when I got the Depo shot my period completly stopped! I have told my dr that I want to do whatever it takes to become firtle. If it is going to come down to me losing weight then I will. I just don't think I am over weight. I am a very tall girl and I am married and I know I am healthy. I jog weekly and try to eat as healthy as possible. I am just running out of options. What exactly is the infirtilty program?

June 4, 2011 - 6:19pm

It is very possible that your question will generate a conversation among the EmpowHer community and provide you with a variety of personal tips for conceiving.
As a nurse, I will take the medical safe path. Has your gynecologist suggested testing you and your husband for an infertility problem? Maybe losing those few extra pounds may increase your ability to conceive.
For some women, their weight may affect their ovulation. Being overweight can disrupt a woman’s regular monthly cycle, making it difficult for her to ovulate, and making it difficult to know exactly when she is ovulating. The impact of weight on ovulation has to do with the production of estrogen. Research suggests that for women who are overweight, the extra fat tissue can lead to an excess production of estrogen. This excess estrogen can then cause a hormonal imbalance that affects ovulation. Best of luck and success in trying to conceive!

May 26, 2011 - 6:37pm
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