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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‘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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Weight Management for Health and Fertility

Weight management is important when trying to become pregnant.  The best chance of success occurs in women of ideal body weight, which is a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 20-28.BMI is a function of height and weight which for example for a woman 5 feet 5 inches tall would be a weight between 120 to 165 pounds. Calorie consumption and expenditure is critical for […]

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