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Do I need to lose weight prior to fertility treatment?

By: Mira Aubuchon, MD

A recent large study by Legro and colleagues found that women with obesity and unexplained infertility who proceeded straight to fertility treatment (consisting of clomiphene citrate and intrauterine insemination) had similar pregnancy and take-home-baby rates as women given weight loss therapy.  Certainly, there are numerous benefits to achieving a healthy body weight, but reassuringly this study suggests that for those with a body mass index <45, fertility treatment does not necessarily need to be postponed. 

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