can i still get preagnt if i dont have a period in years

Amanda - posted on 01/11/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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i have been trying for over 5 years now and nothing has happen . about 7 years ago i was preagnt but i had a miscarriage and i got the depot shot not to get preangt i only took it one time and after that i had a period for 2 years and then it just stop coming. my doctor was saying that i gained weight and when that happen my hormones unbalanced is there a way i can balance them back. i really want a baby but fertility clinics are really expensive. please help

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Raye - posted on 01/11/2016

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People who are very overweight or very underweight can have irregularities with their periods. If you're overweight, and not having periods, it's usually because the fat cells create a type of hormone that stops you from ovulating. Therefore, you most likely can't get pregnant until you lose the weight and your body regains hormonal balance, or you begin fertility treatments.

If you were to get pregnant now, extra weight can be related two pregnancy problems: gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. Large women may be at higher risk of having babies with neural tube defects. So, trying to get to a more healthy weight will benefit both you and your baby. Try changing your eating plan to be as healthy as you'd want if you were pregnant, whether or not you are trying to lose weight. DOn't starve yourself, and don't try to lose too much weight in a short time. Keep in mind that rapid weight loss can cause fertility problems too. It is certainly more important to have a balanced diet then to be the perfect weight. The goal should be to lose weight slowly and intelligently using an eating plan that would be good for pregnancy, and actually for the rest of your life! If it isn't a life-plan change, it won't work. Be sure to get plenty of folic acid and calcium. One should start taking pre-natal vitamins, or the equivalent, at least 3 months before trying to get pregnant.

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Raye - posted on 01/11/2016

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If you got pregnant once, and have not gone through menopause or had organs removed or anything like that, then chances are you could still get pregnant under the right conditions. What you said your doctor told you was that you gained weight and it caused a hormone imbalance. Since you don't want to spend the money for fertility treatments, then the logical thing would be to lose the excess weight and be more healthy for you and for any potential baby.

You should really be having more conversations with your doctor, who has examined you and knows more about your body, than random strangers on the internet.

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