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A 19-year-old female asked:

I know i'm over weight, so how much weight do i need to lose before i get pregnant? and is there anything else i need to do before i try?

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Dr. Timothy Beck
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Check your bmi: go online and check your bmi. Google bmi caculator. Your optimal bmi is 25. 25-30 is okay and probably optimal for pregnancy. Drop your weight till your bmi gets in this range. Start taking folic acid, multivitamin before starting to try. And an ob/gun screening visit would be the safest starting point.
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