How can weight affect my fertility?
Weight in both women and men can have significant impact on reproductive health, infertility treatment success and pregnancy risk. Pregnancy rates with fertility treatment are up to 35% lower when BMI exceeds the optimal range. Being underweight can also affect cycle regularity and ovulation. Being overweight also causes ovulation problems in many women. Women with polycystic ovaries (PCO) often have this issue. It is good to know that even small losses of weight often restore more regular ovulation patterns.
I keep hearing about BMI. What is it and how does it impact me?
BMI or Body Mass Index is a number that indicates how your weight compares to normal. Individuals in the normal range have BMIs between 18 and 25. Underweight people have BMIs less than 18. Overweight individuals have BMIs above 25, and obesity is indicated by a BMI above 30.
How do I calculate my BMI?
Use the formula below to calculate your BMI:
Weight x 703 / (Height in inches)²
So what do I do if my BMI is outside of the normal range?
As difficult as it may seem at the outset, for some, weight loss is what needs to occur; for others weight gain is what is necessary. We are very pleased to offer Nutrition Counseling and Support Services to patients. Tracey Singh, RD, LD, CDE, MPH has joined ACRM to work closely with patients to achieve their weight goals.
You can schedule an appointment by calling
770.928.2276 ext 195 and speaking to our scheduling department or through your
Insurance billing is not available at this time. The billing office will issue statements for interested patients to submit to insurance carriers for possible reimbursement.