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Heavier Women May Have Less IVF Success
e heavier a woman is, the more trouble she may have getting pregnant and having a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF), suggests a large U.S. study. Researchers found that women who were overweight or obese were less likely to become pregnant using fertility treatments than normal-weight women -- and when they did get pregnant, they lost the baby more often. The patterns were especially clear for women using their own (non-donor) eggs that hadn't been frozen.