One in six Australian couples will have a fertility issue at some point in their lives and one in 10 couples will have trouble conceiving their second child. You are not alone.
Don’t panic, your fertility journey doesn’t have to be an express service straight to IVF. Some simple changes can improve your chance of conceiving naturally.
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The World Health Organisation predicts that infertility will be the third most serious health condition in the 21st Century
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The links between being overweight or obese and an increased risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, are well known - we read about them all the time. But what's less well publicised is that an unhealthy weight – in either partner – can also have a significant impact on your ability to conceive.
"Obesity can cause problems from conception right through to delivery and beyond," Genea Fertility Specialist Dr Antony Lighten says.
"An unhealthy weight in both women and men can affect fertility and delay the time it takes for a woman to fall pregnant."
Being overweight or obese not only reduces the chances of a couple conceiving naturally, but also means fertility treatment, such as IVF, is less likely to be successful. So you may need to consider a diet for conceiving success and to improve your pregnancy health. Eating a healthy diet can actually increase your fertility. During pregnancy, being overweight can also lead to complications including gestational diabetes and an increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, birth defects and obstetric complications.
Being underweight can also harm a woman’s ability to conceive.
Your BMI or Body Mass Index is calculated from your weight and height - it’s one way to determine body fat. You can use our BMI calculator on this page to figure out yours.
In both men and women, a BMI:
Fortunately, losing weight can help improve your chance of conceiving and minimise your risk of having complications if you do fall pregnant.
Approximately 90 per cent of overweight women will resume ovulation if they lose as little as five per cent of their original weight and 30 per cent will conceive naturally. In very obese women this is a higher pregnancy rate than can be achieved with a single IVF cycle. The success rates for IVF and other forms of assisted reproduction also improve dramatically with weight loss.
So the good news is that weight loss itself can be an effective fertility treatment and many of our patients conceive naturally after focusing on their diet and trying to exercise more.
The #1 piece of advice our patients pass on to people trying to conceive is to ask for help earlier. Genea's Fertility Specialists are experts in helping people conceive and seeing one is not a fast track to IVF - in fact we help more than 50% our patients have a baby with fertility treatments other than IVF.
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Also referred to as BMI - it is an estimate of the amount of body fat you...
The delivery of (or the process of delivering) a conceptus before there is a viable fetus....
Ovulation is the phase of a female's menstrual cycle in which a partially mature ovum that...