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Weight Can Be a Heavy Problem
Did you know that more than half of all U.S. women are overweight or obese when they become pregnant? And that being overweight can create a multitude of complications, such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia? In addition, being overweight can cause problems getting pregnant, as can being underweight.
Fertility doctors recommend that women get their bodies to a healthy body mass index (BMI) before trying to conceive or undergoing fertility treatment. Read the latest blog by Beth Hartog, M.D., about Body Mass Index and Fertility. Some fertility clinics are even offering programs to help patients achieve a healthy weight.
Remember, an unhealthy BMI is one of the risk factors for infertility that can be under your control. To read more on the subject, check out FertilityAuthority's Fertility Risks section for the following articles: