What is BMI?
Your body mass index (BMI) is an estimate
of your body fat, and is calculated from your
height and weight.
How does your BMI affect you?
Having too much body fat (overweight or obese) or too little body fat (underweight) can make it more difficult to get pregnant, and put you at greater risk of pregnancy complications, such as high blood pressure (preeclampsia) or gestational diabetes.
How does your BMI affect your IVF success rate?
If you're considering doing in vitro fertilization (IVF) to have a baby, you might find it challenging to decide whether to lose weight to improve your IVF chances, and take the risk of further decline in your age-related ovarian reserve.
Limitations of BMI: The standard BMI classifications may not apply to people of Asian descent, older people, and athletes. Please do not assume that you need to lose weight, and consult your doctor before starting any serious weight loss program.
Want to Learn More?
Visit our Trying to Get Pregnant page
to learn more about how BMI can affect
your chances to get pregnant.
Visit our IVF page to learn more about how your BMI can affect your chances to have a successful IVF treatment.
Note From Univfy: BMI is one of many factors analyzed in Univfy IVF Prediction Tests to deliver the personalized probability of having a baby. Learn more about our Univfy® IVF Success Program*, and use your BMI and other health data to analyze your personalized IVF success.