A woman who has gone from 16 stone to nine believes losing the weight helped her conceive her ‘miracle’ child
Hayley Ashton shed seven stones after spending more than three years trying with her husband to get pregnant.
The 35-year-old said she had tried several fad diets, such as shakes and diet pills, but nothing had shifted the weight, so she turned to Slimming World to help.
She told the Liverpool Echo she doesn’t believe it would have been possible to conceive without losing the weight.
She said: “It wasn’t about how I looked, it was to help me have a baby.
“We’d been trying for years before I joined Slimming World and I knew my weight was going to be a factor in that. I was also told I had polycystic ovaries so I knew we would potentially need IVF.
“Even after I lost the weight we still had to go down the fertility route, but I spoke to a consultant who said if I hadn’t have lost the weight I wouldn’t have got accepted for IVF.”
Hayley said she had to overhaul her diet to lose weight and found the allowance of syns helped her reach her target weight in a year.
She is expecting her first child in August and is incredibly excited to meet the little one.
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