Health Issues,  Motherhood

How Does Weight Affect Fertility?

As most of us know, our weight affects just about everything about our health, and that definitely refers to fertility as well. Hormones are one of the main things when it comes to trying to conceive, and being overweight or underweight can definitely throw those hormones out of balance. Hormones help with everything including ovulation, fertilization, and all aspects of fertility, so keeping them in balance is huge. Being overweight can help your body produce too much estrogen, and can affect ovulation. Being overweight also increases your risk of PCOS which can shut down ovulation. 

While being overweight could be detrimental for fertility, being underweight could be an issue as well. It’s so important to make sure that your weight is at an optimal level. Having a normal range BMI of 18.5- 24.9 is a great place to start, although not every woman will be at that level. It’s super important to remember that if you are overweight, losing as little as five to ten pounds can help to re-balance your hormones and increase your chances of getting pregnant. Make sure to talk to your doctor about your weight and what you should do to get yourself to a healthy level.

Marketing Manager at Adventures Beyond Group | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music Enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | Hello Kitty Lover | A 42 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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