What impact does being overweight have on recurrent miscarriage? This is a great question that we often fail to ask because we probably don’t see the correlation.
Weight gain and excessive weight does relate to ones ability to keep a healthy pregnancy to term. Of course with precondition such as diabetes, insulin resistance, or hormone imbalances that can occur as a result of excessive weight, it can of course have an impact your ability to keep a pregnancy to term.
Diabetes and insulin resistance can decrease the chances of conception happening to begin with. We also know that unchecked and untreated diabetes can be fatal for the embryo or for the baby.
If your cycles are irregular or if there are other problems associated with your cycle reducing your BMI will be important because it’s very possible that excess weight maybe a contributing issues.
If you have a lot of weight to lose, a 10 percent of weight loss have shown to be enough to kick start the metabolism and the body once to producing eggs and to regulating your cycle. You don’t have to lose all the weight that you may need to lose, every little bit makes a difference, and enhance your chances of taking home a healthy baby.
Absolutely your weight makes a difference and everything that you can do to optimize your health and fertility is going to get you closer to your dream, meaning weight loss or gain may be needed. For more information about the many things you can do each day to boost your fertility, we encourage you to register for the next Fertility Challenge a free online education and activity series designed to help ccouples transform their fertility result.
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