Category: Pregnancy

Posted on: February 22, 2020 by
Does a woman’s weight play a role in preventing miscarriage? It is well known that there is an association between obesity and infertility. Obese women have poor reproductive outcomes, both in natural as well as assisted conception such as ovulation induction, in vitro fertilization (IVF) intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and ovum  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 1, 2020 by
For many women, their post-pregnancy bodies are difficult to handle emotionally. Most were already overweight or obese before they conceived, so the eating habits that got them that way were hard to break (and most don’t even try) during pregnancy and they gained so much more. There are others who were at  [Read more...]
Posted on: December 22, 2018 by
It’s common knowledge, and I have written and speak about this in my office frequently, how dangerous a pregnancy can be for an obese woman, not only in terms of her own health during pregnancy but also the negative effects her obesity can have on fetal development. (In my article Fat Moms, Fat  [Read more...]
Posted on: August 12, 2017 by
Infertility is a subject near and dear to my heart. I had that problem almost 20 years ago, when I started trying to have a baby at the old age of 37. That “problem” was solved at 42, and I’m happy to say, is now a college junior! In my case, fertility issues were  [Read more...]
Posted on: March 20, 2017 by
I see a lot of very overweight and obese young women and for me, since childhood obesity is such a passion of mine, I talk to these women about all the pitfalls of being obese and how it will not only affect their fertility but also how their weight will affect their children  [Read more...]
Posted on: July 28, 2015 by
You’ve just had a baby. You’re happy to be back home. But then . . . you look in the mirror. Uh oh . . . you’re not so happy anymore. Weight control is a widespread concern for many women after pregnancy and is difficult for many to handle  [Read more...]