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I'm 31 years old, and my husband is 33. I am overweight being 5'10" and 285 lbs, but my husband and I having proactively been TTC for 4 months now. Despite my weight, since I've had a menstrual cycle, it has never skipped a beat (average cycle 28 days).

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Anovulation?

Just because periods are occurring monthly, ovulation is not guaranteed.
Your first step is to determine presumptive ovulation with a Basal Body Temperature chart or Ovulation Predictor kit. If no success by one year for conception consider seeing a Fertility MD for both of you. (GYN for you Urologist or FP for him). Ovulation can be severely inhibited by your obesity.

In brief: Anovulation?

Just because periods are occurring monthly, ovulation is not guaranteed.
Your first step is to determine presumptive ovulation with a Basal Body Temperature chart or Ovulation Predictor kit. If no success by one year for conception consider seeing a Fertility MD for both of you. (GYN for you Urologist or FP for him). Ovulation can be severely inhibited by your obesity.
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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Regular periods good

You are right: regular menstrual periods are often a good predictor of fertility.
This would make PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)--associated with obesity and infertility--unlikely. But hormonal imbalances and ovulation problems may still be present in obesity. Continue TTC for another 2-6 months; if not pregnant, consult fertility specialist. Losing even 10-20 lbs could help. Good wishes!

In brief: Regular periods good

You are right: regular menstrual periods are often a good predictor of fertility.
This would make PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)--associated with obesity and infertility--unlikely. But hormonal imbalances and ovulation problems may still be present in obesity. Continue TTC for another 2-6 months; if not pregnant, consult fertility specialist. Losing even 10-20 lbs could help. Good wishes!
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