Weight Loss and Fertility/Pregnancy Issues
How weight loss affects fertility?:
Estrogen is produced primarily in your ovaries. But more than 30 percent of the estrogen in your body is produced by your fat cells.
If you’re at a healthy weight, then chances are you’re producing a healthy amount of estrogen. By being overweight, those additional fat cells will be producing more estrogen than necessary.
Thirty to 40 percent of obese women have irregular menstrual cycles, decreasing their chances of getting pregnant. And women who are severely obese (with BMIs ranging from 35-40), may be 23 – 43 percent less likely to conceive, compared with women who have a BMI of 29 or below. –
Too much estrogen can actually prevent you from ovulating regularly, or even ovulating at all.
Weight management is key when trying to conceive and can determine the ease of your pregnancy.
How Empower Helps?
Beginning preparation for carrying a child needs a guideline of nutritional needs and a consistent medical checkup.
Empower closely monitors either parent and has a program detailed for infertility.
Understanding Weight Loss for Fertility
Benefits of Empower
Medically supervised weight loss management
Peer support groups
Long Term Management
Bio-psycho-socio-spiritual approach to treatment