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Weight Plays a Part

Obese women have a longer time to get pregnant than non-obese women, and a higher miscarriage rate as well. For women, being underweight and having extremely low amounts of body fat are also associated with ovarian dysfunction and infertility, explains Dr Lim Min Yu, consultant, NUH Women’s Centre. Additionally, the risk of ovulatory infertility increases in women with a BMI below 17.

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