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How much does weight affect pregnancy?

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Dr. Deepti Verma

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Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 in Women's Health
Question: My daughter and her husband have been trying to get pregnant.
however her gyno says that she is to heavy to have a kid and she depresses easily.
how much does her weight really have to do with her getting pregnant.
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can pose problems in Pregnancy and delivery

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear I,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Increased weight and body mass index more than 35 is associated with difficult conception, problems like diabetes and hypertension in Pregnancy and difficult delivery.
However, increased weight is not a contraindication to get pregnant.
So, she should not stress out, try to lose weight and get pregnant.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Maternal and fetal medicine specialist
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