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Help can being overweight affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Help can being overweight affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Possibly: Obesity is a factor in infertility, meaning that having a high BMI can make it hard to get pregnant. Talk w/ your primary care provider about how to manage your weight before getting pregnant because we don't want you to lose weight during a pregnancy. Be sure you eat lots of vegetables, fruits & healthy fats (nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, salmon, etc) and protein. Take a brisk walk daily! ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm overweight. Could this affect my chances of getting pregnant?

I'm overweight. Could this affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Yes: There are many studies that relate a lower pregnancy rate if one is not there ideal weight. This has to do with dysfunctional ovulation and hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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Does fat burner pills limit chances of getting pregnant? I am 15 pounds overweight and thinkin of getting pregnant end of this year

Does fat burner pills limit chances of getting pregnant? I am 15 pounds overweight and thinkin of getting pregnant end of this year

There are NO: "fat burners" that actually burn fat. Only eating less than you burn up with exercise will do that. DON'T take any unnecessary medication while you're trying to get pregnant -- who knows what's in it and how it could harm you or your fetus. Why take chances with your pregnancy? ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant if you had your tubes tied with just a clamp 5 years ago and you were, and still are, overweight?

What are the chances of getting pregnant if you had your tubes tied with just a clamp 5 years ago and you were, and still are, overweight?

Close to zero: If the clamps are still in place you should not be able to become pregnant, but any tubal can fail and if you are worried you may be pregnant you should do a home pregnancy test or see your obgyn for a blood preg test. ...Read more

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I'm 21, 5ft, 121lbs. Have small (4-5 in no.) pcos. Am i overweight? Will exercise work for me too? Will I have problems getting pregnant in future?

I'm 21, 5ft, 121lbs. Have small (4-5 in no.) pcos. Am i overweight? Will exercise work for me too? Will I have problems getting pregnant in future?

Exercise is good: There is no way to know if the exercise will regulate your periods or get you pregnant in the future, but it quite often works. More importantly, exercise and weight loss will improve your general health and reduce your risk of chronic medical conditions that are common in women with pcos. ...Read more

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I'm on deposit i had my first shot in august and i'm overweight how will that affect me getting pregnant i alwasys had irregular periods?

I'm on deposit i had my first shot in august and i'm overweight how will that affect me getting pregnant i alwasys had irregular periods?

Other options: Depoprovera is an effective birth control method but it does lead to appetite stimulation which can lead to weight gain. If you are already overweight consider switching to another method. Once you stop a birth control method you will return to your normal fertility state. There are no long term changes to fertility after using birth control. That is a myth. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a girl with a thyroid the size of a thread and slightly over weight getting pregnant?

What are the odds of a girl with a thyroid the size of a thread and slightly over weight getting pregnant?

Thyroid ; pregnancy: I do not know what you mean by "thyroid the size of a thread." does her thyroid work normally? If so, then pregnancy is presumably possible. Btw, are you just being cute by saying you are 91 and male? ...Read more

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Hi, my wife got miscarage in past. She is not getting pregnant again. Wht are the chances for her to concieve. She is over- weight and has diebities.

Possible: It's certainly possible. She needs to eat right, exercise and lose weight. She definitely needs to control her glucose as tightly as possible before attempting to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Does it make sense to get a liposuction just before getting pregnant?

Does it make sense to get a liposuction just before getting pregnant?

No: I would strongly recommend you wait until after pregnancy before you consider any type of body contouring procedure. Your body will change with pregnancy and may require a different contouring procedure such as an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Do you think it could be a waste to get liposuction before getting pregnant?

Do you think it could be a waste to get liposuction before getting pregnant?

May be.: If you are planning on pregnancies in the near future, best to wait on having any type of body contouring surgery at this point. Complete pregnancies, achieve a long-term stable weight, and then evaluate to see whether you will need the help of a plastic surgeon to achieve your goals. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long can you wait after getting pregnant and it is still safe to get an abortion?

How long can you wait after getting pregnant and it is still safe to get an abortion?

<24 weeks.: Most us states have laws prohibiting pregnancy termination after 24 weeks (check with your state's laws). In general, the earlier you terminate an undesired pregnancy, the safer, cheaper and less emotionally/physically dangerous it is. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant from precum, and what are the chances of getting pregnant from precum?

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Can I get pregnant from precum, and what are the chances of getting pregnant from precum?

Here are some ...: The odd to conceive from per-cum is probably zero, but no one can guarantee to say it in 100% manner so to serve political correctness and professional self-protection since there is still few sperms in pre-cum. Nonetheless, do HPT in 1 wk after missing period and repeat it in 1 wk if the 1st was (-) and still in doubt. More, seek pro-evaluation & counseling. ...Read more

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When is best time to get pregnant and which dates are that you can avoid getting pregnant?

When is best time to get pregnant and which dates are that you can avoid getting pregnant?

Not sure...: ...what you're asking. The best time to conceive is when your physical, mental, financial health are optimized, and a caring and committed partner has been selected. ...Read more

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I have been trying to get pregnant and I'm not getting pregnant. Does this mean I can't have children ?

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I have been trying to get pregnant and I'm not getting pregnant. Does this mean I can't have children 
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No, but...: Couples can go up to a year w/o conceiving and still have nothing wrong w/either of them. The bigger question is why do u want to have children? I would discuss it with as many people as possible before reaching that decision; as it is a very serious question with permanent effects. It might be best to wait a few years before considering the question again. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more


Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more