Is anybody gaining weight because of IVF?


  • cnbbnc
    cnbbnc Posts: 1,267 Member
    You might find a few people on mfp who are doing ivf, but are you a part of the forums on resolve.org at all? When I was doing ivf I always had people there to cycle with, and it was a great help for comparing notes.
  • MommyL2015
    MommyL2015 Posts: 1,411 Member
    edited September 2016
    No. I went through it and didn't gain any weight.

    ETA: Except after I got pregnant. Then, obviously, I did.
  • spring913
    spring913 Posts: 158 Member
    I went through it twice and it didn't cause me to gain weight. You may be experiencing water retention from all the hormones. And bloating is normal. Before egg retrieval I could only wear yoga pants. But that's all temporary, it's not "real" weight gain. Don't worry about your weight right now. You've got enough going on emotionally and hormonally. Keep eating healthy and you'll be just fine.
  • mariadalmadi
    mariadalmadi Posts: 16 Member
    Thanks for your answers . I'll check the forums
  • selina884
    selina884 Posts: 826 Member
    Oh no, seriously?

    That might be on the agenda for me - I have my fertility appointment in a few weeks.
  • GottaBurnEmAll
    GottaBurnEmAll Posts: 7,722 Member
    I didn't gain. We did IVF years ago. I'm sure hormone protocols have changed a lot since then.
  • dannycorey
    dannycorey Posts: 5 Member
    I am about to begin IVF and hope to not gain too much weight before pregnancy