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overweight and ttc

if u are overweight and u lose it and get to a healthy weight how much more likely are your chances of ttc??

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:13 AM on Nov. 3, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • MUCH greater. Obesity is a major cause of infertility.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 3:17 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • For every BMI unit over 29, chance of pregnancy fell by 4%.

    In the study, they found that for every BMI unit over 29, the chance of pregnancy was reduced by four percent, when compared to women with BMI’s between 21 to 29. Women who were severely obese, with BMI’s between 35 to 40, had a 23% to 43% less chance of achieving pregnancy compared to the below 29 BMI women.

    It’s important to mention that the researchers did not prove that losing weight will increase the chances of pregnancy. However, it would seem that losing weight could help. Entering pregnancy at a normal weight is healthier in any case, and can reduce the risk of some pregnancy complications, like gestational diabetes. (A BMI between 25 to 29.9 before pregnancy doubles the risk, while a BMI over 30 triples the chance.)

    Answer by liltxnchic at 3:30 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • i have serious over weight issues and i have had 3 pregnancys two full term and currently now within the last 4 years . honestly i don't believe that obesity (ALONE) stops fertility. my friend is 300 lbs and has had 5 babies. my other friend was 250 lbs she had 3 kids back to back (literally stair steppers) she lost 125 lbs over 2 years and since then has not been able to concieve. she doesn't blame it on the wieght loss.. it's simply not her time to have kids. i am all for losing wieght .. but i don't think wieght(ALONE) has much to do with when we conceive .. but that might be cause i'm a strong believer in the Creator being in control of when we concieve and when we don't. and i haven't had these issues. i can have sex once a month and get pregnant with little effort. literally.i wish you the best. one suggestion i have is relax your mind about it. Don't fret too much. if you believe in the creator ask to be blesse

    Answer by Aasiyah at 3:32 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • fyi. i had a friend who was very skinny and her and her partner could never have children. 20 years of marriage and not one single pregnancy. i had another friend who was trying conceive for 6 years she was slighty overwieght (borderline obese) and when she finally did get pregnant.. she had triplets ... no medical intervention.
    i guess i woudl suggest that you do some testing to see if you have some infertility issues other than weight issues and then do what you can but try to remain as calm as possible keep your mental state even and hopefully you will be of those blessed to have children of your own.

    Answer by Aasiyah at 3:36 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

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