Fertility and being overweight
If you’re trying to get pregnant, or intend to start trying, know that being overweight – especially significantly so – can affect your chances of conceiving and having a healthy baby. If you are overweight and planning to get pregnant in the next year or few years, you might commit to a healthy eating and regular exercise plan. Losing even a few kilos can make a difference. The father’s weight can also affect your chances of getting pregnant.
How can I tell if I’m ‘overweight’ or ‘obese’?
One common measure of whether a person is ‘overweight’ or ‘obese’ is the body mass index or BMI. You calculate your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in metres. The Better Health Channel has a BMI calculator and further information about BMI. A healthy BMI is considered to be between 18.5 and 24.9. Having a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered ‘overweight’ and a BMI over 30 is considered ‘obese’.
How can I lose weight?
With the SkinnyJab Programme combined with a healthy eating plan and regular exercise, you’ll be on your way to a healthy weight, fast.
SkinnyJab curbs your appetite, reduces cravings for sweet and fatty foods, helps you adopt a healthy lifestyle. Losing excess weight to increase chances of IVF success is now clinically proven to be a significant factor
The facts about women, weight and fertility
Obesity can affect fertility by causing hormonal imbalances and problems with ovulation, particularly for obese women The figures about women, weight and fertility
Women who are overweight or obese have less chance of getting pregnant overall. They are also more likely than women of healthy weight to take more than a year to get pregnant.
The risk of pre-eclampsia doubles in overweight women and triples in obese women. Overweight women have twice the risk of gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes and obese women eight times the risk, compared with women of healthy weight.
A woman who is obese is more than twice as likely to have a miscarriage as a woman of healthy weight. There is twice the risk that her baby will not survive.
Infants born to obese women are more likely to be large for their age, need neonatal intensive care or have a congenital abnormality. their first baby. Obesity is associated with poly cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common cause of infertility. PCOS is a common hormonal condition especially in infertile women, affecting up to one in five women of reproductive age. Early diagnosis, living a healthy lifestyle and treatment can help optimise fertility.
The licensed medication used with SkinnyJab can reduce your BMI could help alleviate these hormonal fluctuations
Our Patient Amy (23), is a model living in Manchester.
Having had her first child 6 months ago and struggling to lose the excess weight left over from her pregnancy. Coming to the end of maternity leave, she needed to get back into shape quickly as she has had shoots and modelling jobs that she would have had to cancel. She contacted The SkinnyJab Team to see how we could help and bring back her pre-pregnancy shape as quickly as possible. Amy was no longer breastfeeding she was not pregnant and not actively trying for another baby, so it was safe to start this weight loss treatment.
Goal weight achieved, losing 16lbs in just under 4 weeks with just one programme of SkinnyJab
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