Your Fertility BMI Calculator
If you are having trouble getting pregnant, you may wonder if weight issues are partly to blame. When trying to get pregnant, being underweight or overweight doesn't just hurt your health. It can also make it harder for you to get pregnant.
How to find your ideal fertility weight
To find your ideal fertility weight, first calculate your body mass index (BMI).
Your BMI tells you whether you are underweight, healthy, or overweight based on your height and weight.
- Underweight = BMI under 18.5
- Healthy weight = 18.5-24.9
- Overweight = 25-29.9
- Obese = BMI of 30 or greater
As you probably guessed, the "healthy" weight range (18.5-24.9) is your ideal fertility weight.
Note: If you have a very muscular build, ask your doctor if BMI results are accurate for you. Some very muscular people may be considered overweight on the BMI calculator.
Practice good health habits
If you are trying to get pregnant, try to keep your BMI in the normal range. Whether you are underweight, overweight or at a healthy weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes eating well and regular exercise. This will increase your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy and comfortable pregnancy.
Keep reading to find out what your ideal fertility weight should be.Sources
- NIH: Department of Health and Human Services: Calculate your Body Mass Index.
- CDC: Infertility: A Public Health Focus on Infertility Prevention, Detection, and Management.
- American Society of Reproductive Medicine: Weight and Fertility: Patient's Fact Sheet.