Does The HCG Diet Effect Fertility?

by Karen

Every now and then I start to get the same question over and over. I think this happens because someone out there is spreading false information in hopes to confusion and control us. It works and it helps sell other products but it is nonetheless annoying and unethical.

Anyway. The new question I’ve been getting a lot lately is whether or not the HCG diet effects fertility and the ability to have children in the future. Specifically I get asked if the diet or HCG will make it more difficult to have children in the future.

And the answer is no.

Doing the HCG diet or taking HCG will not hinder your ability to have children in the future.

In fact losing weight while on the diet will actually increase the likelihood of having children. The reason behind that is when you are overweight it makes it more difficult to conceive. In fact I get people telling me almost daily that they are considering this diet because their doctor ordered them, not just told them, but ordered them to lose weight before they start to try and get pregnant.

So that’s a bonus.

Another bonus is HCG is a hormone-like substance that is present during pregnancy and women who are having a hard time getting pregnant are actually prescribed HCG to help them conceive. Now don’t think that the HCG diet is going to make you pregnant, you will be taking a MUCH lower dose for diet purposes, especially the oral HCG drops which I like better over injections. So as long as you are on a reliable birth control method you won’t have to worry about getting pregnant.

So the HCG diet is pretty much neutral in the issue of fertility. It can help increase your chances some even and it’s healthy in the long term. So ignore the false information out there that claims it has negative effects because it doesn’t.

The next time you hear a claim made like that always ask them for some kind of proof. And I don’t mean a “study” done by some random scientist in some unknown country. And I don’t mean proof like, “Well I heard from my friend who has a friend who has a sister who said that she heard…” I mean verifiable hard data.

So I hope I have helped clear the air a bit about this recent area of interest and concern. Like almost always there’s nothing to worry about and everything is just fine. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

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Thank you so much for posting this information. This is one question thats been popping over my head since i started the diet. Granted i am not extremely overweight but it would not hurt to lose 15lbs since other diets havent worked for me.



Lots of people do the diet and have only 10 or so pounds to lose.So you’ll be fine to do the diet. Just go into the maintenance phase as soon as you hit your goal.



Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this info. I’ve been on the hcg diet drops for 19 days and I’ve lost 11 pounds and I’m very excited. I’ve been so worried about getting pregnant and I haven’t had any sexual activity since I started because of this concern. I take the mesigyna shot as birth control every month. So the hcg drops won’t interfere with my anticonception method?



As long as you are taking your birth control as directed then you don’t have a higher risk with the drops. So continue to take your birth control and you’ll be fine.



Just to clairfy… If I go on the HCG diet (oral drops) will my menstrual cycle get messed up? Do my chances of getting pregnant go up? I am on birth control also. So can I continue to take my birth control and the HCG and have sex without getting pregnant?



Take your birth control as directed and you’ll do great. Your chances of getting pregnant do not go up, but make sure you are taking your birth control properly. But you should be doing that anyway. And by losing weight that can cause your period to be a little irregular for a week or so, it’s NOT from the HCG, but from the change of your body, but that’s a good thing.


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