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Getting Pregnant Q&A: Losing Weight Before Conceiving?

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Do I need to lose weight before trying to conceive?

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Dr.Roman says: Whether or not you should try to drop some pounds depends on your body mass index (BMI). Studies show that women who are considered to be obese prior to pregnancy (BMI >30) have a higher risk of complications, such as stillbrith, gestational diabetes, need for C-section, and premature birth. If your BMI is over 30, you may want to consider losing weight prior to conceving. If you go to thenest.com/bmi, you can calculate your number in minutes.

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