Will losing weight increase my chances of conception?
Asked by megand34 on Aug 29, 2009
in Family & Pregnancy
I have been told by doctors that because of a hormone imbalance and my weight, I would have problems conceiving. I'm 25, 5'5" and 175 pounds (mostly from being an athlete). I am ready to have kids and I'm trying to prepare myself all around without having to use fertility assistance. And so, would loosing weight greater my chances of conception?
Losing weight should increase your chances of conception. For many women, obesity disturbs hormone levels, which interfere with ovulation, fertilization and implantation. Some overweight women have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), a hormonal disturbance that interferes with ovulation. For women with a BMI of 30 or more, the probability of becoming pregnant decreases as weight increases. But you (personally) can safely lose weight on 1600 calories a day. Eat a diet low in refined carbohydrates (sugar and white flour) if you have PCOS.
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