Want To Get Pregnant? Shed Some Weight!
A new study called the "Human Repod" has proven that weight loss significantly increases a woman's chances of getting pregnant. Even losing as little as five percent could be life-changing to someone who's hoping to be a mother.
Led by A.M. Clark from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Adelaide in Australia, the study gathered women who were overweight and had menstrual cycles without ovulation, and put them on a weight management program. According to Khaleej Times, the participants committed to a six-month routine of exercise and diet.
After an average 6.3 kg was lost between thirteen women, twelve resumed ovulation and eleven became pregnant. Researchers concluded the study citing that weight loss can be an effective treatment for infertility.
Obese women's chances of getting pregnant are 43 percent less, Globe Newswire reports. Studies show that this may be due to a hormonal imbalance caused by the extra weight negatively affecting the production of sex steroid hormones. This affects both men and women.
This promising news will certainly spur hopeful, overweight moms-to-be into a lifestyle change. Diet Doc, a medical weight loss program, is already on board with its doctors and nutritionists, ready to aid women in their quest to end their infertility via personal consultations and recommendations that are based on their medical history.