Obesity is Associated With Lower Live Birth Rates in Women Having IVF

Obesity is associated with lower live birth rates in women having IVF and other ART related procedures compared to women who are not obese. A recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of 264 women who underwent 445 ART cycles found that waist circumference was independently associated with successful pregnancies. Women […]

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Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Is A Major Risk Factor For Both Men and Women

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Is A Major Risk Factor For Both Men and Women

Obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index >30, is a world-wide epidemic especially in the United States. Obesity is associated with many health concerns including high blood pressure and diabetes. When trying to conceive pre-pregnancy obesity is a major risk factor for both men and women. Obesity is also associated with infertility in both men […]

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Being Overweight During Pregnancy May Lead To Increased Birth Defects

Being Overweight During Pregnancy May Lead To Increased Birth Defects

It has long been known that being overweight during pregnancy could lead to medical problems during the pregnancy such as high blood pressure and diabetes. In addition, being overweight during pregnancy may lead to increased birth defects. Women have been encouraged to achieve a healthy weight before becoming pregnant and to try to maintain a […]

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Obesity Adversely Affects Reproduction

BMI and IVF Success

Every two of three women and three of four men in the United States are overweight or obese. Obese is defined as a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25 kg/m squared and a BMI greater than or equal to 30 kg/m squared, respectively. Approximately 50% of reproductive age women are obese. […]

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Couples With Obesity May Have More Difficulty Conceiving

obesity and fertility

A new study out of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that couples with obesity may have more difficulty conceiving than couples where both partners are at a normal weight. Specifically, obese couples were not even half as likely to conceive as couples with a normal body mass index (BMI). Additionally, couples where both […]

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Maternal Obesity

maternal influence

The obesity epidemic has lasting negative effects, the potential for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, leading to increase illness and decreased lifespan. However, maternal obesity touches not just the mother but has effects on the fetus and its development. Data collected from population studies demonstrates an association between maternal obesity and the potential for neurodevelopmental issues […]

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‘Healthy Obesity’ is a Myth

Overweight and obesity with infertility

Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 kg/m2. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions throughout the world and especially in the United States.  Obesity is associated with a myriad of metabolic diseases from hypertension, diabetes to certain types of cancer. The association between obesity and reproductive difficulty and complications of pregnancy […]

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Cholesterol Levels May Play a Part in Fertility

cholesterol level and fertility

Cholesterol levels may play a part in fertility. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism earlier this year showed that couples who did not become pregnant within a year of trying to conceive had higher levels of cholesterol than couples who did become pregnant. In both men and women age […]

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Obesity is Associated With Infertility

female BMI and Infertility

The incidence of obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30, is rising.  Obesity is associated with infertility and maternal complications while pregnant including an increased chance of miscarriage, still birth, gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, difficult delivery, cesarean section and complications related to operative delivery.  Maternal obesity also is associated with type […]

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Keeping a Food Journal

Keeping a Food Journal

There is no better way to bring awareness to what you are putting in your mouth than keeping a food journal. Most people couldn’t tell you what they ate yesterday. Even if they can remember a few of their meals they are likely forgetting about the handful of M&M’s that they grabbed from their coworker’s […]

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