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Trying to get pregnant? know your BMI

Trying to get pregnant? know your BMI

Conception is more likely to occur with a normal body mass index. The ideal BMI is between 20-25. 
Women who are underweight (BMI less than 20 have an increased risk of not ovulating and having amenorrhea (no period). A BMI lower than 19 has been determined to increase time to conception fourfold. 

BMI greater than 35 in women increases the time to conception twofold; while creating greater risks of miscarriage and complications during pregnancy, delivery and post- partum.

 

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