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Will taking diet pills to loose weight affect my chance of conception?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

In general the best way and the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off is through exercise and healthy eating.
Diet pills generally do not provide longlasting weight loss. If you are overweight, then losing weight will improve your chances of conception if done through healthy, sustainable means.

In brief: Depends

In general the best way and the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off is through exercise and healthy eating.
Diet pills generally do not provide longlasting weight loss. If you are overweight, then losing weight will improve your chances of conception if done through healthy, sustainable means.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Paul Cohen
first off you should avoid "diet pills" because they may be harmful to the fetus; the pills in question have most likely NOT been studied or categorized for use in pregnancy. I agree with the previous answer about diet and exercise for weight loss. If you want spend your $$$ on a weight loss program like jueeny craig or weight watchers where you will be supported through your trek to thinness.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Not necessarily

With obesity, the estrogen hormone is not balanced leading to infertility.
Many women become very fertile and unexpectedly become pregnant after a bariatric surgical procedure due to the weight loss. The pills themselves shouldn't affect fertility but may be contraindicated during pregnancy.

In brief: Not necessarily

With obesity, the estrogen hormone is not balanced leading to infertility.
Many women become very fertile and unexpectedly become pregnant after a bariatric surgical procedure due to the weight loss. The pills themselves shouldn't affect fertility but may be contraindicated during pregnancy.
Dr. Emil Shakov
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