Woman told she is too big for help to get pregnant

A woman from Stevenage was told she would have to lose weight to be allowed to access fertility treatment

Twenty-nine-year-old Anna Heeley said she felt very ashamed of her weight after her consultant told her she would have not be able to access treatment.

The teacher, who suffers with Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS), told the Stevenage Comet that she was spurred on to lose the weight to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother.

She joined Weight Watchers and weighed in at 102kg.

She said: “When originally denied fertility treatment, it was really upsetting – and when we learnt that I also had polycystic ovaries, it was frustrating as these can slow down weight loss. I felt the journey ahead was huge.”

But since first attending the weight loss group, she has gradually lost the weight and has only just over a stone left to lose.

She said she has made an appointment with a fertility clinic in July and is now excited about the future and her dreams coming true.

She said: “We have an appointment in July to go back to the fertility clinic now I’ve lost weight – and I am 18lbs away from my goal, which we’re really excited about.”


Have you lost weight to have a child? Has this story inspired you to lose weight or do you have PCOS? Get in touch and tell us your story, email content editor, Claire@ivfbabble.com


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