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How obesity affects fertility

What is obesity?

Generally, a person whose BMI is between 18.5 to 24.9 is considered as overweight & above 24.9 is considered as obese.

Obesity affects fertility. It reduces your chances of becoming parents –
1. Obesity changes hormones in your body. It interferes with ovulation. Hormonal imbalance is one of the major factors of infertility.
2. Obesity may cause type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure causing infertility in both men & women
3. Obesity affects a woman’s menstrual cycle & the quality of her eggs. Similarly, it affects the men’s quality & mobility of sperms. It can also lead to problems related to erection.
4. It may lower the chances of getting pregnant by other assisted fertility treatments. It increases the risk of miscarriage & premature birth

What to do to prevent obesity?
Certain lifestyle modifications like healthy food consumption,150 minutes of walking & an active lifestyle can surely prevent you from obesity.

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What is IUI Treatment?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a simple procedure of placing sperm into a woman’s uterus when she is ovulating. It helps healthy sperm get closer to your egg. This procedure is used for couples with unexplained infertility, male infertility issues, and women having cervical mucus problems.

What are the steps?

  1. Before starting the insemination procedure, some medications are given to stimulate ovulation.
  2. Semen is collected from your partner or a donor.
  3. Then a concentrated amount of healthy sperm from the semen is collected.
  4. Then your doctor puts the sperm right into your uterus. Pregnancy happens if sperm fertilizes your egg and the fertilized egg implants in the lining of your uterus.

It is simple and generally less expensive fertility treatments. It increases your chances of pregnancy. Every human body is different. A treatment suitable for one may not work for others. So it is advisable to take an expert’s advice before planning to undergo any medical treatment.

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Post embryo transfer –

 Things you should remember after an embryo transfer

1. Avoid processed foods.
2. Stay well hydrated-Drink 7-8 glasses of water.
3. Eat healthy food which includes fresh fruit, vegetables, yoghurt and milk.
4. Avoid white carbs like confectioneries.
5. Completely stop smoking and alcohol.
6. You can carry on with routine activities but not overexert your self
7. Eat good carbohydrates.
8. Don’t neglect proteins and pulses.
9. No heavy exercise for a couple of weeks unless your embryo takes a safe place in the womb
10. Do not take too much stress. Invest quality time on meditation and pranayama.
11. Some might suggest you to take bed rest, for a day or two after the procedure.
12. Do not take any other medication without your fertility doctor’s advice.
13. You cannot change the outcome – all you can do is gracefully let nature take its own job!

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