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Can infertility caused by weight gain or obesity be reversed by weight loss?

I read an article that says weight gain/ obesity / a poor diet is the leading cause for secondary infertility. I have also heard that eating a diet high in fat affects your eggs and possibly can keep them from turning into embryos. If someone were to lose weight, would that reverse their infertility?

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Asked by iluvpink0701 at 8:08 PM on Oct. 18, 2008 in Trying to Conceive

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  • I have heard from several doctors, including my sisters OB, that in order for a woman who is obese, she does need to lower her weight. The extra weight can hinder your eggs growth and even throw off your cycles.

    Answer by Rose87 at 8:11 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • Yes,it can i got pregnant so easy after my weightloss and giving my body time to adjust to the weight changes.
    When i was heavy it took years and it was a fertility specialist that said simply do this.
    Have three kids now.
    Good luck to you.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • Thank you! I am not obese, but in the "overweight" category according to my BMI. I do not want this to affect my fertility, and I have heard it can. But I couldn't find an answer as to whether it was temporary, or possible to reverse. Thank you!

    Answer by iluvpink0701 at 10:13 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • Yes, I know from experience. I lost 80 pounds and after I dropped the weight I had gotten preggers with my son.

    Answer by NitaNae at 11:18 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • It affects some women but not all. I was aobut 100 pounds overweight and I concieved and had a perfectly healthy pregnancy/

    Answer by PROGENITOR at 12:27 AM on Oct. 19, 2008

  • Yes, definitely. Even though it's not impossible to conceive overweight. Like the grrl before, I was very much over weight and conceived.

    Answer by Blueberryplz at 6:56 AM on Oct. 19, 2008

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