Here are 3 things I want curvy women trying to conceive to know:
1) Don’t let your size keep you out of your fertility doctor’s office. You may have had other well meaning doctors tell you your problems are because you’re too heavy when that may NOT be the case at all. Go see a fertility doctor!
2) Think about doing your injections intramuscular instead of subcutaneous (follow the direction of your personal physician) so that your body can make the best use of the medication.
3) Stop waiting to lose the weight first. Your ovaries are on the clock. If you wait until you’re at the “perfect” bmi, your egg quality may have drastically diminished. See your local fertility doctor now.
At the end of the day, living your healthiest life each and every day is ultimately the goal I have for every patient. But I know so well how hard maintaining a healthy body size can be for so many women struggling with fertility issues. Please don’t fat shame yourself. Be kind to yourself. Get the help you need. Get your personal medical team in place so that you can work on being the BEST you. I want you to have the family you have always wanted.
This blog post is not to replace advice from your personal physician.