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Old Jan 22nd, 2017, 14:20 PM   1
Jenn95
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Fertility Clinic - Bigger Women - Help?!


Hello everyone! So I know I put a post about how I'm trying one more at home IUI before I go to a fertility specialist. However, I am extremely worried about my visit! It is a privately owned clinic so I wouldn't THINK they have "weight restrictions"... but who knows?! I'm just wondering for all the bigger women out there (USA women because I know the U.K. Is much different and a lot more strict!! And I live in the USA anyway, obviously!) what was your experience going to a fertility clinic? How much did you weigh (or what was your BMI) and did they mention your wieght? Did they make you lose weight before TTC with their help? Not sure if it matters but I am a solo momma (using donor sperm obviously)
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Old Jan 22nd, 2017, 22:44 PM   2
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I'm in Canada, private clinic and size 20-22 depending in the pant.
My doctor didn't mention anything about weight, which I was totally not expecting when we first went in there. There was no issue being large for my IUI or IVFs. But I have heard some clinics having cut offs for IVFs.

It also didn't play a factor in my loss this September, so I wouldn't be worried about that.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2017, 01:53 AM   3
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I'm in Canada, private clinic and size 20-22 depending in the pant.
My doctor didn't mention anything about weight, which I was totally not expecting when we first went in there. There was no issue being large for my IUI or IVFs. But I have heard some clinics having cut offs for IVFs.

It also didn't play a factor in my loss this September, so I wouldn't be worried about that.
Good luck hun
Thank so very much Myshelsong! I truly appreciate you sharing your experience!! I am also size 22 in pants! Hopefully my weight won't be an issue! I will definitely update. Very nervous lol. Thank you again!!



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2017, 03:03 AM   4
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For IUI it usually isnt a problem, its IVF that it is.


( size 18 here)



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2017, 15:00 PM   5
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Here in the US the doctors generally tend not to turn women away for weight, my BMI was over 30 at my doctors and they did not say anything about it, But some doctors will recommend weight loss before starting TTC or especially before IVF for IUI they may not care about weight it just depends on the doctor.



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Old Jan 24th, 2017, 20:15 PM   6
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My clinic had specific parameters for both low and high BMI. If you were too low or too high you were required to hold off moving forward with treatment until you were within them. Being underweight it takes some 4 or 5 times the amount of time to conceive even under the best and most controlled of circumstances. Being overweight one can develop IR (insulin resistance). Left untreated IR can impact the ability to carry a pregnancy to term, avoid a pretty significant case of gestational diabetes, and breastfeed if you choose to. It usually effects estrogen levels too, which *can* (not always but commonly) result in a longer and more intense stimming process with less successful results, impacted fertilization rates, impaired overall embryo quality and trouble carrying a pregnancy to term.

They have an incredibly high success rate and as there is correlation between weight and conception rates on both ends of the spectrum I'm guessing that's why. You won't know if any clinics near you have those rules unless you check, and I'm sure they'll be kind and informative either way their answer falls. If you get a no, undoubtedly that would hurt, but remember at the end of the day their goal is to offer you every opportunity to succeed with the least amount of heartache and expense.

In my opinion, if a clinic is worth a hill of beans they won't simply ignore any condition that could impact your success.



 
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Old Jan 25th, 2017, 08:27 AM   7
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Well ladies I am very upset and discouraged ☹️ The doctor I met with at the nearest fertility clinic to me said she won't proceed with ANY form of fertility help (even IUI) until I atleast drop another 70lbs!! I'm sooo heartbroken I could just cry for days at this point.

Thank you all for your kind and supportive words. I, however, am crushed



 
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Old Jan 25th, 2017, 10:20 AM   8
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Well ladies I am very upset and discouraged ☹️ The doctor I met with at the nearest fertility clinic to me said she won't proceed with ANY form of fertility help (even IUI) until I atleast drop another 70lbs!! I'm sooo heartbroken I could just cry for days at this point.

Thank you all for your kind and supportive words. I, however, am crushed
So sorry to hear that , if you know your ovulating you could still try at home , or try another clinic .I replied to your other thread on home insemination.



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Old Jan 25th, 2017, 10:52 AM   9
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So sorry Hun, that is frustrating. Could you look for another fertility clinic?



 
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Old Jan 25th, 2017, 10:54 AM   10
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Like I said in your other thread. I would say go the home insemination route for several more months.



 
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