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Does weight affect fertility?

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Being overweight can affect a woman's fertility and can cause complications during pregnancy. A woman who is overweight and who is planning a pregnancy would be advised to lose weight before she conceives.

Weight loss with anorexia or bulimia can disrupt a woman's menstrual cycle and lower her chances of becoming pregnant.

SOURCE: American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

SOURCE: American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

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