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Does being overweight affect a woman's fertility ?

I have heard that it does but I am wondering what you think

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Wanabmommy

Asked by Wanabmommy at 3:17 PM on Jun. 21, 2011 in Trying to Conceive

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  • yes it does and thats part of the reason it took me 5yrs to get preggo
    jorjiegirl

    Answer by jorjiegirl at 3:19 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Yes, it can. http://infertility.about.com/od/researchandstudies/a/BMIsubfertile.htm
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:19 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • yes it dose so dose being underweight
    feralkitten

    Answer by feralkitten at 3:22 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • yes
    tspillane

    Answer by tspillane at 3:26 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Yep..weight can affect fertility
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 3:30 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • i tried for three years to get pregnant, it happened when i finally decided i needed to lose weight! and now it doesn't seem to be a problem getting pregnant anymore.
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 3:31 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • How much overweight can affect it? 25, 40, 60 pounds?
    Wanabmommy

    Comment by Wanabmommy (original poster) at 3:34 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Yes it can and it is different for everyone.
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 4:01 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Yes. On the flipside so does being under weight.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:56 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Yes, being overweight can affect fertility. It's actually because of something many people don't know. Most women know their ovaries produce the hormone estrogen, but up to 1/3 of the body's estrogen is produced by our fat cells. Too many fat cells, and the balance is throw off...and that can negatively impact other hormones and ovulation. The same also occurs when you are underweight since you don't have enough estrogen. Additionally, it's better to get down to a healthy weight before conceiving anyway since being overweight increases the risk for gestational diabetes and other complications. Good luck, if it is you trying to get pregnant...and um...if you were just curious then...I hope I helped! lol
    ErinHill226

    Answer by ErinHill226 at 10:31 AM on Jun. 22, 2011

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