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What Is Your Ideal Weight?

There has been a longstanding correlation between weight and fertility, as is the case with PCOS or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea. And research has shown that eggs from obese women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) were of poorer quality with more than one spindle and disorganized chromosomes.

If you want to know what your ideal weight should be, one way is to determine what your Body Mass Index (BMI) is.

A normal BMI is from 18.5 to 24.9. Less than 18.5 is underweight, and 25 to 29 is considered overweight, while a BMI over 30 is considered obese.
To calculate your BMI:

  • Multiply your weight in pounds by 703.
  • Divide the total by your height in inches.
  • Divide the total again by your height in inches.

To learn more about the role of diet, excercise and weight in fertility, please visit Fertility Authority. Don't forget to stop by FertileThoughts for emotional support!

Watch as Dr. Laurence Jacobs of Fertility Centers of Illinois answers: How Does Excess Weight Impact Fertility in Women and Men?

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