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Could being overweight be causing multiple miscarriages?

Could being overweight be causing multiple miscarriages?

Yes: Obesity is asssociated with spontaneous abortion. However multiple miscarriages may have other more important causes that need to be checked and investigated. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I have pcos and have had 2 miscarriages.I m 27yrs old and overweight.Trying for 3yrs now.Will I get pregnant again?All tests normal apart frm pcos

I have pcos and have had 2 miscarriages.I m 27yrs old and overweight.Trying for 3yrs now.Will I get pregnant again?All tests normal apart frm pcos

PCOS & Miscarriage: To reduce the risk of miscarriage, the metabolic abnormalities associated with pcos must be reversed. Hgba1c, androgens, and inflammatory markers should be normal. Studies suggest that the use of metformin may reduce the risk of miscarriage. But remember, taking an Insulin sensitizer does not mean you can skip a balanced low glycemic diet and strength training exercise to reduce your weight. ...Read more

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I am overweight and a diabetic and my A1c is 6.8%. I havehad two early miscarriages, at five weeks. My gynaecologistput me on metformin and clomid (clomiphene). My husband is healthy.What are my chances of having a baby?

I am overweight and a diabetic and my A1c is 6.8%. I havehad two early miscarriages, at five weeks. My gynaecologistput me on metformin and clomid (clomiphene). My husband is healthy.What are my chances of having a baby?

Get in shape: I would stress that you need to exercise enough and diet enough to get in great shape before getting pregnant. It is difficult enough to lose weight and get in shape when you are diabetic. It gets more difficult while pregnant. You need to start out the pregnancy at your best. Warning: side effects of exercise and maintaining ideal body weight include health and longevity. ...Read more

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Dec 11 natural miscarriage. Is it normal to have 3 normal periods since? I am over weight. Losing weight will fix my irregularities? I want a bby

Dec 11 natural miscarriage. Is it normal to have 3 normal periods since? I am over weight. Losing weight will fix my irregularities? I want a bby

Ireggular periods: If you had normal periods before the miscarriage, then that would be a concern. If your periods were always irregular, than ok. However, being overweight and poor nutritional status may be a risk factor for irregular period, so weight loss is certainly recommended for that as well s many other health reasons. See your Dr. to help you lose weight as well as assess the periods. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have pcos &hypothyroid.I had miscarriage twice.I m 5 feet having weight 71 kg.Biopsy result showed all ok.Is being over weight the reason.?

I have pcos &hypothyroid.I had miscarriage twice.I m 5 feet having weight 71 kg.Biopsy result showed all ok.Is being over weight the reason.?

Maybe: Being overweight has been shown to increase the risk of miscarriage. It may not be however the only reason as hypothyroidism has also been shown to cause miscarriage. A thorough evaluation by your gynecologist or fertility specialist should be done to see if there is an underlying cause and treat accordingly. Weight loss in general would improve your health as well as your reproductive outcomes. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more