How Weight Affects Your Fertility


Early this month, we visited CRIBS Foundation in Marikina to donate some of our time and a few goods. I’ll talk about our experience there on a separate post. Anyway, while we were there, we met a man who was looking into adopting one of the infants in the foundation. We learned about how he and his wife have been trying for quite some time now but constantly failing to conceive. Listening to his story makes me very thankful that we did not have to go through any of their pain and heartache just to have the blessing of children.

I came across this pregnancy tip article and thought I’d share it if it means helping someone get healthy to get pregnant. Children are indeed blessings from the Lord and I hope that parents yearning for them will be granted one. 🙂

Being overweight or underweight is a factor that affects your fertility and should be taken seriously if trying to get pregnant. Being overweight comes with a great risk in pregnancy. The experts at say that if you’re planning to conceive in a year, make sure to lose weight by exercising and having a healthy diet. Not only it will make you fit but you will also be healthy as you prepare for your pregnancy. Increase your fruits and vegetable intake on your dietary plan to improve your fertility. If you are underweight, you would need to make an extra effort to gain weight. Being underweight will not help you to become pregnant. You have to remember that a healthy body is the first thing that needs to be checked for fertility issues. Taking vitamins will also help you in gaining weight. Use BMI to determine if you are underweight or overweight, in that way you will know if you are physically fit or not. Then you can do the next step in preparing for your journey in pregnancy.


15 thoughts on “How Weight Affects Your Fertility

  1. This topic is something I know so well. For a year, we were trying to conceive (TTC) without success, if not for my OB’s encouragement to lose weight, I wouldn’t have gotten pregnant. Today, our 2nd baby is 6 months old!

  2. It’s quite hard to steer clear from food when you’re a stress eater and trying to get pregnant causes a lot of people stress. Stress management rin lang minsan ang solution.

  3. I’m very thankful that I didn’t have issues getting pregnant. But I have to agree with you. Weight plays an important factor if a woman wants to get pregnant.

  4. I was within my minimum weight range when I got pregnant though I never really expected that I would get pregnant. Nevertheless, I am glad knowing that I never had any issues in terms of my weight and I hope that I can keep it that way.

  5. From what I understood, the bottom line is to be as healthy as you can be when you’re TTC. I think it’s quite unfair that some are more than ready to start a family but can’t while those who neglect their children ay anak lang nang anak. Oh well. 🙂

  6. I never had an issue with my weight in terms of getting pregnant. I was sexy (feeling haha) on my first baby but never had the chance to get back in shape so on my second, I already gained weight prior to pregnancy.

  7. This is very important and valuable advice. I was heavily overweight with all three of my pregnancies and I feel grateful every day that I was able to conceive with minimal assistance. I am much healthier now and I have to admit, I’d love to experience pregnancy at a healthier weight, just to compare the ailments. But then I’d have to parent another child, which is not on the cards right now 😂

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