Posted 02 January 2015 - 03:35 PM
I also gained about 6 lbs during my IVF stim cycle, but my real weight gain came when I did a mock "practice" cycle for receiving a fresh transfer (my wife's eggs) and then the real fresh cycle... I blame the lupron and tons of estrogen for making me look so puffy! I gained 14lbs in the mock cycle and 5-6lbs more in the real one. So when I got pregnant, I had just gained over 25lbs in the 4 months prior. It made my overall pregnancy no different, other than looking pregnant early... but shedding that hormone weight after pregnancy was difficult. I lost my pregnancy weight pretty quickly while nursing, but zero of the hormone weight... So after I weaned DS at 13.5months, I got on a big exercise kick and did the elliptical and started running (4-5xper week) and cut out all desserts for 3 months. I lost all the hormone weight finally! After another month or 2, I got back down to my ideal weight.
I'm still working out 3x a week, but I'm eating whatever now and maintaining my weight loss.
I really think cutting out all desserts and running helped me the most. Good luck on your weight and on your upcoming FET
2012: My Pregnancy/ IVF/ (DW was the Egg Donor)
Henry Clyde arrives April 25, 2013! 💙
2014: DW's turn at Pregnancy/Unmedicated FET/( I was the Egg Donor)
Mae Alana arrives August 31, 2015 💗
2017: Try for baby #3 (My turn again...)
January FET (Natural): BFN
February FET (Medicated): BFP!
Feb 24- 8dp5dt Beta: 171, 2nd beta at 15dp5dt: 4730
April 13: Bloodwork reveal we are having a baby GIRL!💗
See my About Me for more details of our journey.