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    I get a lot of women that participate in my Jumpstart program. Which, it’s an online program to help you adopt healthy lifestyle habits in terms of diet and exercise and stress reduction. These women are candidates for IVF. And it is a huge financial commitment for a lot of couples. They want to get in the healthiest place they can before they start the process, and want to lose weight. I wanted to ask about the weight question. A lot of women with PCOS struggle with their weight. Is that something that you advise your clients. That do have some weight to lose. That they try to lose the weight before they start the IVF process. if they are outside of that age range and they’re a younger PCOS patient who’s struggling to get pregnant on her own. Do you advise on some Clomid or letrozole cycles with IUI before you try IVF? I know that was something that, listeners are probably familiar with my infertility journey. I’m sure everybody has their own unique situation, but what is, is there a standard protocol?


    PCOS makes it more difficult for the body to use the hormone insulin. Which normally helps convert sugars and starches from foods into energy. High androgen levels lead to symptoms such as body hair growth, acne, irregular periods and weight gain. Because the weight gain is triggered by male hormones. It is typically in the abdomen. That is where men tend to carry weight. So, instead of having a pear shape. Women with PCOS have more of an apple shape. Abdominal fat is the most dangerous kind of fat. That’s because it is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and other health conditions.
    losing weight is important in managing our symptoms. But it isn’t an easy road. If you are struggling with weight loss. Take heart that it’s probably not through lack of trying and it’s not all in your head. Your fight to lose weight is real and it is shared by thousands of other women who also have PCOS!

    Sarah Williams

    Yeah! I’ve heard it. There is a scale. Not all of them are required to lose weight. But, losing weight probably increases the chances of conceiving. So, yeah! I’d definitely recommend it for others. I’m having my IVF in June. But, not asked to lose weight’ although I’ve PCOS.


    As simple as that. Being overweight is never a good approach no matter what treatment you are seeking for. Doctors often advise women to have an eye over the weight even when you are TTC. Because that would make your TTC struggle much easier. I have observed so many women’s having trouble in conceiving and the reason is being overweight.
    So all you have to do is keep a strict diet. At whatever age you are. No matter you are overweight or not. But that’s a clever approach. This thing has no time period. This could raise abnormality at any damn time.
    So keeping yourself fit would be the cleaver approach. And yes there is always a scale to check. And not every woman are asked to have weight loss. But every woman should keep their weight in the count when adopting IVF.

    Jessica fields

    Well losing weight improves your stamina. It improves your chances of getting pregnant. You get healthy. All these things do contribute to the success of IVF. When you are giving so much in this process. You want everything to be perfect. IVF has a higher chance of success when you are fit for it.


    Yes i had PCOS. nothing was working for me. i was taking meds and all but losing weight was more important and trust me if you have Pcos losing weight is 100x much harder. Not all of them are required to lose weight. But, losing weight probably increases the chances of conceiving. losing weight is important in managing our symptoms. But it isn’t an easy road. If you are struggling with weight loss. Take heart that it’s probably not through lack of trying and it’s not all in your head. Your fight to lose weight is real and it is shared by thousands of other women who also have PCOS! Also healthy life style is very important.


    Hi. How are you doing? Thanks for giving such a valuable information. You are working on a very good cause. Keep it doing. Indeed losing weight is very necessary for pregnancy. It will affect a lot of pregnancy. Also loss of weight increase the stamina. Health lifestyle is a key factor in pregnancy.


    People who suffer from PCOS all have different symptoms. Some are required to lose weight as well. It all really depends on your condition. Those who are asked to lose weight should restrain from soda drinks. They should also not eat oily food. It is true that a lot of couples these days have financial constraints when they opt for IVF. They all wish that it works for them the first time. A good healthy diet can have a positive impact on IVF results.

    Polina Delany

    Oh hey! Yes! Most doctors prefer losing weight remedy! Yes! It somehow increases chances of conceiving, yeah! Another diet relative aspect is also important, as said above by @monika. Anyway! Stay blessed all. Good luck in your all journies. xx


    The weight obviously is a big problem. You don’t think about it every. You also don’t need to worry about it. Because it could be one of the symptoms. It’s not like its the only symptom. The reason is that many people should be aware of the situation. They must not worry about this also. It came at the end. still, it counts. You can control it in order to ake your health and chances better.


    Milan how are you. Hope so you are enjoying a good time with your beloved ones. Oh, that’s good news. Give me a brief description of it. I think that’s a good step towards reducing the chance of second marriage. It had become a trend. When a woman can’t get a baby. she is supposed to be consider as a dull and misfit personality. Her husband arranges a second marriage. Secondly its benefit is when a woman handles IVF alone. Facing or going through IVF alone is a bit difficult and troublesome task. I have seen that many women on is forum have talked about the single parenting. In which they are compelled to give their baby to those who can look after them in a better way. In this way woman can express their feelings. Ultimately this will reduce miscarriages rate in a community.


    “Weight gain is a huge problem. Many women all over the globe face the challenge of weight gain. It can be a reason behind developing the infertility. If a women is suffering from the PCOS the weight gain can be a real problem. Both of them are directly related to each other. If it is PCOS then losing the weight becomes a real challenge. There are some hormonal disorders that are becoming really a huge problem for the female gendr. A similar hormonal disorder that can prevent the woman from conception is the PCOS. It usually happens in the fertile age. It ultimately leads to the the death of fertility if it is not corrected properly. It is a very unique kind of the hormonal disorder. The woman starts developing the male hormones. As the male hormones start increasing in the number the feminish build up of the hormones lowers down. PCOS women are insulin resistant. Most of the women with the PCOS are obese. They start getting overweight. This further aggravates and te women start suffering from diabetes, cardiac problems, sleep deficiency and the cancer of the reproductive organs. In order to get rid of it it is very important to change the lifestyle. There are several medications available. They but do not work the way they should. Added to these it is better to change how you live and eat. The shift of how you live not just helps you get rid of weight but also reduces the intenity of the disease.


    I have received dozens of emails from women interested in losing weight with PCOS, but they can’t afford a gym membership, yoga classes or a personal trainer. Having all of those luxuries would certainly be helpful- I use some of them myself! But the truth is you do not need them. And you should not wait until you can afford them to start putting your health first. Women who lose weight with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) do three very important things. Exercise. Eat a nutrient-dense diet. Reduce their stress. You might be thinking to yourself: “Sounds great, but how do I do all that without hiring a nutritionist, a yoga teacher and a personal assistant?” Eliminate distracted eating from your life by setting time aside in your schedule to eat. Go ahead and add lunch to your work calendar so that meetings and other responsibilities don’t invade your meal time. Make it a personal rule to eat at a table and not your desk or the couch where you’ll be tempted to stare at a screen while you eat.

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