DH and I are struggling with infertility issues. We had a miscarriage 11 months ago at 10 weeks and have been trying ever since with unexplained infertility.
At the time, I'd lost 125lbs and was down to 200lbs, running 10ks and competing in triathlons. (I ate 45lbs back after the miscarriage...ugh) I was so convinced that my weight is what made me miscarry.
I had a very frank conversation with my OBGYN regarding my weight and the role it plays. He said that if my weight were to play a role it would have been in my ovulation and informed me that the issue isn't exactly your weight, but often the things associated being overweight. Example: PCOS often causes problems with ovulation. A lot of women that have PCOS are overweight, but not all overweight women have PCOS. Correlation does not prove causation. I hope that makes sense. Often the lifestyle associated with being overweight is a factor, but most of us here are now living extremely healthy lifestyles. Exercise promotes ovulation and helps regulate hormones.
I don't have PCOS, I ovulate like clockwork, and all the tests have come back totally to say that I should be totally fertile. They really don't have a reason that we're struggling. DH checks out totally fertile too. My OBGYN put me on clomid this month just to see if it does anything. *fingers crossed*
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read this ---> http://www.fertilityplus.com/faq/bbwfaq.html#faq
Chin up, ladies. <3