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I would like to get pregnant, but a doctor told me I need to lose weight first. Why?
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Obesity & Pregnancy
Obesity is a significant risk factor for you (ovulation disorders, pregnancy complications) & baby.
Obesity can increase likelihood of infertility & during pregnancy can cause HBP, diabetes, toxemia, c-section. Baby is more likely to be small or bigger than normal & be born prematurely. The heavier you are the greater the risk. If your BMI is 50 than anesthesia is life threatening for c-section.

In brief: Obesity & Pregnancy
Obesity is a significant risk factor for you (ovulation disorders, pregnancy complications) & baby.
Obesity can increase likelihood of infertility & during pregnancy can cause HBP, diabetes, toxemia, c-section. Baby is more likely to be small or bigger than normal & be born prematurely. The heavier you are the greater the risk. If your BMI is 50 than anesthesia is life threatening for c-section.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Increased complicati
Obesity is a very significant risk factor for you and your baby.

In brief: Increased complicati
Obesity is a very significant risk factor for you and your baby.
Dr. Marek Lutrzykowski
Dr. Marek Lutrzykowski
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Improves chance
Even 5% weight loss improves your chance of getting pregnant.
The primary obstacle for overweight women is ovulation.Fat cells produce estrogen. The problem is that if you get too much estrogen your body reacts as if it is on birth control. Ovulation may not occur or it may be inadequate. An inadequate ovulation contributes to luteal phase defect and weight loss will improve the above.

In brief: Improves chance
Even 5% weight loss improves your chance of getting pregnant.
The primary obstacle for overweight women is ovulation.Fat cells produce estrogen. The problem is that if you get too much estrogen your body reacts as if it is on birth control. Ovulation may not occur or it may be inadequate. An inadequate ovulation contributes to luteal phase defect and weight loss will improve the above.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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