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Get Fit to get FET!

Remember back to your New Year's resolution when you promised yourself that you would start eating healthy and getting back into shape? Perhaps you even purchased an expensive gym membership. So why have you only visited one time?

If this sounds like you, you are not alone; but getting fit to get pregnant is important for your overall health and well-being. Whether you’re doing fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF) or frozen embryo transfer (FET) or trying to get pregnant without treatment, being at your optimal weight will give your fertility a good boost in the right direction.

You’re likely to gain 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy, so now is the time to exercise off those excess pounds. Get off the couchand start getting your body into shape for yourself — and your future baby.

Want to learn more about ways to get your body ready for pregnancy?
Dr. Lynn Westphal, a fertility doctor with Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center, explains fertility boosters and fertility risks for women who are trying to conceive: