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    Overweight but want to conceive? Must know facts to conceive

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    Being overweight proves to be unhealthy for every individual. You need to know that being overweight proves to harm the chances of successful pregnancy in a woman. Women who are overweight are more likely to be affected with PCOS. You need to worry and take the right measures, if you have a BMI of more than 25.

    Weight does not affect your chances of conceiving - this is a myth. Most women think that the question of how to get pregnant can be answered in three simple steps - have sex, get pregnant, make a baby! However, that's not how it works. Weight can lead to infertility and pose a problem when you’re trying to getting pregnant. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, more than 70% of women who have weight-related infertility could get pregnant if their weight was at a healthier level. (1)

    So, how does being overweight affect your chances of getting pregnant. 

    When Are You Overweight:

    When we say weight, we're not actually that concerned about a specific number of pounds. What's more important to consider is your BMI, or body mass index. A normal BMI is between 18.5 to 24.9; 25-30 is considered overweight, and anything over 30 is considered obese.

    Menstrual Cycle, Getting Pregnant

    A 2008 study found that the chances of getting pregnant fell 4% for every BMI point over 29. The study also observed that higher the BMI, lower the chances of getting pregnant. Overall, overweight women with regular cycles had a harder time getting pregnant than women of regular weight. (2)

    Weight and PCOS:

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and estrogen dominance are disorders that are common in women who are overweight. While pondering the question of how to get pregnant, women tend to pay less attention to their weight. However, having excessive fat in your body can interfere with your hormone levels, making the body more resistant to insulin. The abnormal hormone levels can affect ovulation—and if ovulation is not happening for you, you can’t get pregnant as your body isn’t releasing any eggs. You can track your fertile period and menstrual cycle on Ela. (3)

    Other weight-related health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes can also cause infertility.

    When Not To Worry:

    If you’re having a normal, monthly menstrual cycle, chances are everything is good in your baby-making organs, no matter what the scale says! However, very long (more than 35 days) or very short (less than 21 days) menstrual cycles might be a matter of concern. Same goes for unexplained bleeding, heavy bleeding, or sudden changes in your cycle. (4)

    Getting Pregnant, Infertility

    What Now:

    If you are overweight and getting pregnant is on your mind, then you should track your menstrual cycle, ovulation, cervical mucus, and basal body temperature to judge your body better.

    Try to eat fresh, natural food and remain active. Work towards a healthy lifestyle as it is one of the pre-requisites for answering the age-old question of "How To Get Pregnant" (5)

    If natural methods are not helping and you've been trying for more than 6 months, then visit a doctor to chalk out the way further. 

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    Komal Yadav

    I was really conscious of my overweight. I don't have any issue with my organs and I can conceive. I am tracking my fertile days and soon I will be pregnant.

    Sept. 25, 2018, 10:13 a.m. 4.5

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    Jhanvi Srivastava

    I was 90kg when I delivered my first boy and it was completely normal. I strongly agree with the point listed that If you’re having a normal cycle, chances are everything is good in your baby-making organs, no matter what the scale says!

    Sept. 14, 2018, 12:05 a.m. 5.0

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    Bharti Verma

    My weight is 80 kg. Is it suitable to conceive?

    May 18, 2018, 9:57 a.m. 4.5

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    Meetika Jha

    Dandelion Tea, Fish oil and consuming lots of water help to balance weight. You can conceive with any scale of weight but the difference is how you manage your pregnancy?

    Jan. 19, 2018, 5:34 p.m. 5.0

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    Sumantra Jasmit

    There are so many issues connected to weight alone. I better lose some before trying for a baby now.

    Sept. 25, 2017, 8:29 p.m. 5.0

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    Javesh Yelsangikar

    I am pregnant. Can't be happier more than this. It's an awesome feeling!

    Sept. 14, 2017, 10:50 a.m. 4.5

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    Hopeful Mom

    I was overweight when me and my fiance started thinking about starting a family. We tried for three years and then we just stopped tracking everything. Then unexpectedly I was pregnant. I was losing weight like crazy every month I went to the doctor but I had a healthy baby boy. Then not trying we …

    Sept. 11, 2017, 7:37 a.m. 4.5

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    Pipoca

    I'm trying to conceive for about three months now. I'm 90 kg and my period is regular. Do I have any chance of getting pregnant?

    Aug. 22, 2017, 3:44 p.m. 5.0

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    Desingh

    There is blockage in one of my fallopian tubes. So I don't know from which side the egg comes, any ideas?

    Aug. 22, 2017, 6:36 a.m. 5.0

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    Manoj Vyshali

    I'm overweight with 90 kgs and I had a miscarriage also. Is there any possibility of conceiving?

    Aug. 21, 2017, 9:40 p.m. 4.5

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    Nita Somayi

    How is it possible for me to conceive with Hypothyroid? Please suggest some best ways to lose weight.

    Aug. 12, 2017, 10:29 a.m. 4.5

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    Shilpi

    I am trying to conceive but it can't happen. So please suggest me how to do fast.

    Aug. 11, 2017, 11:15 p.m. 4.5

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    Kelly

    I'm a little over 60 kg and my height is 5' 1''. I'm aware I'm overweight for getting pregnant. But the good part is that as it is mentioned here, may be I'll conceive successfully after losing some weight.

    Aug. 10, 2017, 8:04 p.m. 4.5

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    Kelly

    I wasn't overweight when I had my daughter, it took me 2 years to conceive her. I was having a period once a year and for 3 months have been on metformin and now periods are very irregular. My theory is that it doesn't matter about weight I was healthy when I conceived with my daughter I'm just ove…

    Aug. 10, 2017, 8:02 p.m. 5.0

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    Aisha

    My menstrual cycle is irregular but this time there is a gap of 2 months. All my reports are normal. What should I do?

    Aug. 5, 2017, 3:47 p.m. 5.0

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    Tricia

    Hi, I'm not overweight but my menstrual cycle is irregular, is there a possibility to get pregnant?

    July 14, 2017, 12:17 p.m. 4.5

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    Elsa

    Hello, I am overweight but my periods are regular. Is it ok for me to conceive?

    July 14, 2017, 8:23 a.m. 5.0

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