Trying to Conceive: Does Body Type Make a Difference?


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Trying to make a baby can become a complicated business that leads to all sorts of questions -- am I ovulating, how much sex should we have, will it help if I have an orgasm, what will happen if I take Clomid? Another question TTC mamas sometimes wonder about is body type.

Are curvy women more fertile than those with a thinner shape? Does that round, busty Earth Mama type have a better shot at becoming a mama than I do?

According to an expert in an article on ConceiveOnline -- one that addresses several don't-be-too-embarrassed-to-ask questions -- "fertile women come in all sizes," and women of all body types are able to get pregnant. Some research has shown that women with bigger boobs and smaller waists have higher levels of estrogen and progesterone, hormones associated with fertility, during their periods. But that doesn't necessarily translate to pregnancy rates.

Besides, bottom line, as the article notes -- you can't do a thing about your body type. So focus instead on timing sex during your most fertile period.

Are you TTC? What have you found most helpful in understanding the baby making process? Being in touch with other TTC women? Using an ovulation predictor kit? Working with a specialist? Share with other moms.



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mzkno... mzknoitall

NO BODY TYPE does NOT make a DIFFERENCE. I always BELIEVED that when YOU TRY to get PREGNANT it NEVERS happens, try NOT thinking about it. IT'S like the OLD saying '' A WATCHED CLOCKED NEVER MOVES'' if you just stop TRYING so HARD ,HE'S GOING to BLESS YOU. i know because i did the same thing. I can remember myself  i wanting another BABY and it NEVER happened, so i just said OKAY, well maybe now is not the time for another child right now or maybe this is happening for a reason, so i just said forget it and no MORE than 4 mos later i had found out that i was PREGNANT. SO all i am saying is BE PATIENT don't RUSH...and HE Will BLESS YOU:)

Spiri... SpiritedTigress

We werent trying to conceve, but we werent trying not to either. Dont ask me why, we were young, in love, and in denial. When i was 18 and hubby was 19 we were doing what it takes for about 4 months without birth control (i dont know, pregnancy just never crossed our minds) and when i went to do a blood study i was informed that i was pregnant. Then again, when the little one was 4 months old we couldnt afford birth control anymore, but did we stop? Nope. Pregnant again. So in the future when we try to concieve all we really have to do is have sex   *__* 

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