NY Times Magazine

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Registered: 02-11-2008
NY Times Magazine
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Sun, 07-13-2008 - 3:51pm

So I am happily reading the NY Times magazine this morning while having my decaf tea, soy yogurt, organic fruit and spelt bread (and only dreaming a little bit about a big plate of pancakes!) and what do I see but an article about an OB/GYN practice that has had to make changes because they are seeing more pregnant patients who are 400, 500 and 600 pounds.  They had had to purchase new equipment like scales that go up to 800 pounds so the patients don't have to get weighed on the loading dock, sturdier OR equipment to handle the patients during c sections, etc.  There was also a discussion about the difficulties in working with patients that really don't need to gain weight during pregnancy but still think they should.


Now I worked really hard about 4 years ago to take off about 60 pounds - bringing my total loss to about 90 pounds from my heaviest.  I've kept the weight off, I try to eat healthy with lots of fruits & veggies, I've been a vegetarian for a while, I exercise to stay healthy but try not to overdo it.  I'll never be any sort of skinny-mini but I do my best.  And here I sit with ovaries that won't function properly.  It's just so irritating.


Makes me wonder if I just should have kept the extra weight on and maybe things would still work.

 

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Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Registered: 05-20-2008
In reply to: izzyd08
Sun, 07-13-2008 - 6:08pm

(((HUGS))) WOW, is that even healthy for mom and baby.

  

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Registered: 01-08-2008
In reply to: izzyd08
Sun, 07-13-2008 - 6:42pm
hi isabel,
i saw the headline of the article and flipped right past it, but got that pang of "why can they get pg and not me?"

ana


TTC since Sept '06


Diagnosed w/ PCOS


DH diagnosed with azoospermia Dec '06, TESA Mar '07


IVF/ICSI/AZH#1 Aug'07, BFN (6 usable eggs, 5 embies, 2 transferred, 1st beta=18, 2nd beta=12, 0 made it to blast to freeze)


IVF/ICSI#2:retrieval Nov'07, FET sched Jan'08, no embryos to transfer (23 usable eggs, 12 embies, 0 made it to transfer)


IVF/ICSI#3: retrieval Mar'08, FET May'08, BFN (13 usable eggs, 7 fertilized w/ DH sperm= 0 blasts, 6 fertlized w/ DS=3 blasts, all 3 transferred, 1st beta=74, 2nd beta=64, 3rd beta=42)


Currently waiting to start 1st cycle of IUI/clomid/DS in July '08

ana

mom to beautiful baby lia.
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Registered: 02-11-2008
In reply to: izzyd08
Sun, 07-13-2008 - 7:42pm

Ana,


I intended to flip past but was testing whether or not I felt tough today.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility