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I am 20, overweight and really want a baby.

Hi! I'm 20 years old and weigh 238lbs (or 112KG). I have been thinking this through for a while and really want to try for a baby. I hope it won't take me a year to fall pregnant.. What should I do to increase my chances? (And please don't tell me to lose weight, I've already lost 4KG and I am still trying to lose weight as best to my ability!) I'm doing great with my weight loss and I was speaking to my boyfriend about babies. And we want to try for a baby. But I'm so paranoid because I'm overweight.. I don't want to have to lose that much weight to fall pregnant easier. I've been on the implant birth control and I'm going to have it taken out as its due date was about 7 months ago. I really really want this. I know it's a big responsibility and I believe and know I'm ready. And we both have a strong and stable relationship.

Any tips will be really really appreciated.
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replied June 11th, 2014
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Consider taking the hormonal implant out and visit your doctor/endocrinologist for further evaluation to rule out any endocrine causes for your weight gain. In the meantime also get your hormonal levels checked and ovulation confirmed. If there are no other factors affecting your fertility levels and if there are no other endocrine problems associated, and if you are having regular periods/ovulation, then you may consider going ahead with your pregnancy plans. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation, clarification and assistance. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. If you are trying for pregnancy, monitor cervix position, cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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