There is very clear evidence that being outside of your normal BMI (weight relative to height) can result in difficulty with conceiving, lead to higher rates of complications in fertility treatments and poorer pregnancy outcomes.
Therefore, having a healthy lifestyle and having an appropriate diet and exercise regimen is vital to successfully conceiving. Sometimes the best treatment is to simply work harder at these strategies — for example, if you are overweight, a reduction of 5-10% in weight can significantly improve your chance of natural conception or success within IVF.
Genea has specific programs to assist with lifestyle modification.
Did you know:
That the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists strongly recommends against giving fertility treatments to women with a BMI greater than 35, given the risks to the woman and any resulting pregnancy are so great?