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cheryy67 - July 31

I am overweight and have been TTC for last 9 months. Is my weight affecting my chances of conceiving ??


sarvi012 - July 31

Obesity can affect fertility by causing hormonal imbalances and problems with ovulation, particularly for obese women having their first baby. Obesity is associated with poly-cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common cause of infertility. PCOS is a common hormonal condition especially in infertile women, affecting up to one in five women of reproductive age. Early diagnosis, living a healthy lifestyle and treatment can help optimise fertility.Women who are overweight or obese have less chance of getting pregnant overall. They are also more likely than women of healthy weight to take more than a year to get pregnant.If you’re trying to get pregnant, or intend to start trying, know that being overweight – especially significantly so – can affect your chances of conceiving and having a healthy baby. If you are overweight and planning to get pregnant in the next year or few years, you might commit to a healthy eating and regular exercise plan. Losing even a few kilos can make a difference. The father’s weight can also affect your chances of getting pregnant.
The risk of pre-eclampsia doubles in overweight women and triples in obese women. Overweight women have twice the risk of gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes and obese women eight times the risk, compared with women of healthy weight.
A woman who is obese is more than twice as likely to have a miscarriage as a woman of healthy weight. There is twice the risk that her baby will not survive.
Infants born to obese women are more likely to be large for their age, need neonatal intensive care or have a congenital abnormality.


Arose - September 16

Hi, cherry 67,
Being overweight will impact on your ability to conceive or carry the pregnancy to full term. According to studies, being overweight makes it difficult for a woman to conceive and if by any chance she manages to conceive, she is at a higher risk of losing the child through miscarriage or other complications that may arise.
According to studies, being overweight increases the risk of complications not just for the pregnant woman but the mother as well. Some of the risk that you may face if you don’t lose weight include:
Miscarriage- studies show that overweight women stand a higher chance of losing their pregnancy before week 12. The risk is 20%.
Gestational diabetes- women with a BMI of more than 30 are three times likely to develop this complication compared to those whose BMI is below 30.
High blood pressure- women whose BMI is over 35 are at a higher risk of suffering from pre-eclampsia compared to women whose BMI is below 25.
Blood clots- women with a BMI above 30 stands a higher chance of suffering from a blood clot.
Post-partum hemorrhage- women who are obese stand a higher chance of heavy bleeding after birth.


Anjlina - September 18

I don't think so that dear, but I am not sure. Have you take any expert advice??


priyaangel2587 - September 21

Hello Cheryy, thank you for sharing your problem with us and I hope you will find good advice and good solution of it at this forum. I am so sorry to hear about your problem and I can really understand your current situation. It is a dream of every lady to become a mother and you also want to find this happiness in your life. When you plan for a baby, it always depends on your current physical health and condition that how much time it will take to conceive. You are trying to conceive for last 9 months and still not getting desired results. I know that it is always a frustrating and sad moment when you do not get desired results. I will suggest you not to lose hope and happiness. It is a very common problem that many couples are facing. Pregnancy is a very complex process and it can take time for some couples. I will suggest you wait for right time. If you want to increase the chances of pregnancy with natural treatment solution, you should add some regular exercise go my yoga and good nutrition in your lifestyle. It is very important to keep your body healthy fit and active to increase the chances of pregnancy. I will suggest you lose some weight so that you can feel more active and healthy. I am not any physical health expert but I can suggest you stay fit and active with regular exercise and good nutrition. I hope it will work for you and you will get good news soon. For better help and suggestion, I will suggest you visit any professional health expert who can give you good advice according to your physical condition.


Neha5 - October 15

If you started off your pregnancy carrying too much weight for your height, you're far from alone. More than half of pregnant women are overweight or obese.

You're considered overweight if your pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9. (Your BMI reflects the relationship between your height and weight, and is an estimate of body fat.) You're considered obese if your BMI is 30 or greater.


Diana2018 - February 2

Hi cheryy67
If you are TTC, it is important that you check your weight. Your body should be in the best possible shape if you want to succeed in your endeavors. If you have extra pounds, it is recommended that you lose them before you actually conceive. Conceiving when overweight means that you put your health and the baby at risk. If you succeeded carry the child to full term, you would have put it to a lifetime health issue. Women who conceive while overweight has high chances of miscarrying or worse still ending up with a still birth. They may also end up with other side effects such as Spina bifida. According to the latest research, overweight mothers are likely to give birth to children who will have to fathom with life threating healthy issues. The most common of them is diabetes and obesity. The best way that can help you lose the extra weight is through checking your diet and exercising. However, care must be taken so that you don’t become underweight. Check out your body mass index before you take any action. Losing a few pounds will help you conceive fast, and you will have a healthier pregnancy. If your doctor tells you that your weight is not ideal, you need to work on it fast before you start TTC. Note that you can still eat a balanced diet but still cut down on your weight. Also, eating a nutritious, balanced diet gives your baby the best chance of developing. Consult your nutritionist for advice on the best meals you should eat.


wellspringivf - June 1

Overweight does affect the woman's fertility. Obesity can be observed when the woman may be suffering from PCOS, Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder in women, which may lead to Infertility.
If you are overweight to need to lose your weight and take a healthy diet and adopt healthy lifestyle like regular exercise, intake of fruits and vegetables and try to quit smoking and drinking if your are planning to conceive.



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