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A 22-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to get pregnant when underweight? i weigh 92 lbs and im 5ft 4.

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes, you BMI low!: I'd have my thyroid checked first. Are you not eating? Or over exercising. Either can make conception difficult. You should try to put on some weight, and if you become pregnant, you will have the luxury of eating well. Take your prenatals too! but it can usually be safe!
Dr. Erik Suh
Dr. Erik Suhanswered
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: But you need to eat so your body can provide nutrition to your baby.

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