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Latest podcast: “Can Exercise Affect Fertility?”

Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight are important. However, for women trying to get pregnant, physical activity should be done in moderation. Excessive physical activity can inhibit ovulation and reduce production of progesterone, which are essential in becoming pregnant. Doctors … Continue reading

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3 steps to preventing preterm birth

Up to one-quarter of preterm births might be prevented if women paid attention to three risk factors that are under their control, new research suggests. Those three factors are: spacing pregnancies well, beginning at a healthy weight and gaining the … Continue reading

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Control your weight for better fertility odds

How does a problematic weight—whether it’s too high or too low—affect fertility? A recent study of 1,950 women currently attempting pregnancy found that being overweight or obese in adulthood, gaining weight in adulthood and being underweight at age 18 were … Continue reading

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What to do when obesity threatens fertility

Among the many health challenges linked to obesity is impaired fertility in both men and women. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Practice Committee has released a new report stating that obesity in women is associated with ovulation failure, … Continue reading

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Does higher BMI lead to lower fertility?

Yes, according to a recent analysis of 22,317 fresh donor/recipient cycles from the 2008–2010 Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinic Outcome Reporting System registry. The analysis, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, found that patients with low and normal … Continue reading

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One more reason to lose weight

It has long been known that being overweight poses health risks to women of childbearing age. Now a new study says this excess weight also may affect their children—and not just their weight. The research, presented at the American Heart … Continue reading

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Weight matters

Twelve percent of all infertility cases are a result of a woman either weighing too little or too much. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the main connection between weight and fertility is estrogen—which, you may not realize, … Continue reading

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