Thursday, January 08, 2009

Weight Loss Surgery Helps Women Overcome Infertility

I have written several times on this blog about research that suggests being overweight can make it much more difficult to get pregnant. In this article, they claim it is 40% harder to get pregnant for obese women. While studies show that losing weight through diet can cause dramatic improvements in fertility, this article discusses another option for losing weight and improving
fertility--gastric bypass surgery. Initial reports suggest that this method can improve the odds of getting pregnant, but there is one serious downside. It is recommended that you wait at least a year or more to try and get pregnant after having this surgery. That may be very difficult for couples who are older and can't afford to wait that long.

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Weight Loss Surgery To Improve Fertility