Pregnancy and Obesity

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about pregnancy and obesity.

Can being obese affect a woman's ability to get pregnant?

Dr. McKenna discusses obesity and fertility. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

Can being obese affect a woman's ability to get pregnant?

Definitely. Women that are obese have higher rates of infertility. They also have higher rates of other diseases such as hypertension and diabetes which can affect the ability to get pregnant.

 

Definitely. Women who are obese have higher rates of infertility. They also have higher rates of other diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, which can affect their ability to get pregnant.

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Source: David McKenna, MD, Perinatal Partners