Khamis, 9 Februari 2012

Weight and Fertility

Syukur Alhamdulillah bila mendapat sms daripada customer yang telah 2 bulan menukar sarapan dengan nutrisi shake yang hebat ini. Customer saya ni sudah berkahwin selama 3 tahun tetapi belum mempunyai anak. Sebab utama beliau minum shake ni sebab nak menurunkan berat badan dan untuk mendapatkan anak. Alhamdulillah berkat ingin mencuba akhirnya membuahkan hasil, berat badan, lemak badan turun dan baru positif pregnant. Saya tersangat happy mendengar berita dari beliau. 
Ingin berkongsi satu article daripada About.Com.Fertility

The Connection Between Fertility and Weight

Could Just Being Overweight Make Getting Pregnant More Difficult?

While studies connecting obesity to anovulation are not news, a study led by Dr. Van der Steeg, a medical researcher at the Academic Medical Center in The Netherlands, shows that even women who regularly ovulate experience sub-fertility when their BMI (body mass index) is in the overweight or obese category. Someone experiencing sub-fertility has a lower than normal chance of becoming pregnant, but unlike women suffering from infertility, spontaneous pregnancy is still likely.
In layman’s terms, they found that women with regular cycles, and otherwise no obvious fertility problems, still have a hard time getting pregnant if they are overweight. They also found that the more overweight the woman is, the lower her chances of pregnancy.

Weight and Fertility

The study looked at a group of women who were defined as being sub-fertile. They looked at the relationship between their difficulty becoming pregnant, and their BMI.
(You can figure out your BMI using an online calculator like this one.)
A normal BMI is considered to be between 18.5 to 24.9. Anything over 25 is considered to be overweight, and a BMI over 30 is defined as obese.

For every BMI unit over 29, chance of pregnancy fell by 4%.

In the study, they found that for every BMI unit over 29, the chance of pregnancy was reduced by four percent, when compared to women with BMI’s between 21 to 29. Women who were severely obese, with BMI’s between 35 to 40, had a 23% to 43% less chance of achieving pregnancy compared to the below 29 BMI women.
It’s important to mention that the researchers did not prove that losing weight will increase the chances of pregnancy. However, it would seem that losing weight could help. Entering pregnancy at a normal weight is healthier in any case, and can reduce the risk of some pregnancy complications, like gestational diabetes. (A BMI between 25 to 29.9 before pregnancy doubles the risk, while a BMI over 30 triples the chance.) 


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