Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A 6 month countdown to trying IVF round #2

Well, the "trying" has come to a close for the month. Not that we really expected much to come from it all, but hey a girl can hope after all.

Now, we have a new agenda - get in as good of shape as possible before we start trying IVF round #2. We are working on better eating, more physical activity, and just general better health overall for both of us.

The doctors say that women with PCOS can help their fertility by losing weight, although the task is quite tough. Even losing 10% of your body weight can get things moving in the right direction. I have lost 30 pounds since we did IVF in August, which is a downright miracle in and of itself. But now, we are going to continue to work on it as much as possible to help our cause when we go through it again. The more I can do to make the situation better, the better chance we have of having success with IVF. I want to do everything in my power to make our chances as positive as we can be going through all of it again.

IVF is tough on many levels and the more I can do, the better.

From 2005 to when I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2006, I had gained nearly 60 pounds and only through searching and many tests was the doctor able to figure out all of the issues I had been having since puberty. 60 extra pounds puts a tremendous amount of strain on my hormones, which is causing some of the infertility problems we are facing. I have lost 30 of those pounds and am going to work as hard as possible to lose the rest of it and more if possible by June when we are hoping to try again.

I am going to try to stay as positive as possible.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy to see you will be trying again! Losing weight with PCOS is such an evil, evil task. If you don't have this book already, I recommend getting "A Patient's Guide to PCOS" by Walter Futterweit. I also found a lot of the information in "The Infertility Cure" by Dr. Radine Lewis very helpful. That one is a traditional chinese medical approach. Combining both approaches seemed to work very well for me. Good luck! I'm here cheering you on!