Trying to Get Pregnant, Hate My Body

by Anon.
(UK)

My fiancé and I have been trying for a baby for two and half years but no luck.

I'm 23 years and he is 27yrs. I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 14 but my GP never prescribed any medicine for me. She said in the future if I try to conceive and I don't get any luck then I go back to her.

I have always had irregular periods and some times I go for four months without any period. It's so painful, I really want to get pregnant. I get depressed some times and I don't see any meaning to life with out a child.

My fiancé is very supportive. He says he'll love me baby or no baby, but that's not enough for me. I want a child so bad. I have six sisters and they all have children and this makes it more painful.

I don't want to talk to any one about this as I'm scared they will say, I'm infertile and that's the last word I want to hear. I have had several scan and blood tests. The scan shows that I have a cyst on my left ovary. I'm very slim size 8. I have never been on a diet in my life. I've always been slim.

My gp says I have to gain more weight to increase my chances of getting pregnant. I have tried to eat, but I can't gain any weight. I don't know if it's because of the PCOS.

I hate my body, I have no mirrors at home, I can't stand looking at my self, I don't want to be slim.

I'm going for another scan on the 6 may 08 and blood test. Then they will start me on the medication to help me get pregnant. Can any one please advise me of what to eat in order to gain some weight. My email address is faddy14@yahoo.co.uk

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Editor's note: Did you know that what you think and feel can affect your hormones? Your very first step is to improve your perception of yourself. Self-disgust does not help you to get what you want. In fact, it does just the opposite. Find ways to improve your self-concept. Consider seeking professional help. Self-disgust creates stress hormones that throw your other hormones out of balance.

Secondly, forget about whether you are slim or not slim. Instead, think about how to get healthier. For example, a healthier diet has been proven to reduce ovarian cysts and improve ovulation. Eat more whole, complete foods, and less processed "convenience" foods.

You can also exercise on a more regular basis. Exercise is a good way to gain weight because muscle weight is much heavier than fat weight.

Thirdly, find out whether you have an appetite disorder that is causing you to be underweight. Appetite disorders are a common attribute of PCOS.

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