A sedentary lifestyle and obesity reduce the chance of conception, causing infertility. In order for fertility to be regained, the expectant mother must lose weight, and hormonal disorders must be eliminated with exercise and medication.
obesity causes infertility
The sedentary lifestyle brought about by technological developments threatens reproductive health by causing obesity. For this reason, every year more and more families resort to assisted reproductive techniques because they cannot have children in the normal way. Gynecology, Obstetrics and IVF Specialist Op. Dr. Aykut Coşkun on the subject: “Obesity in women affects hormones, causing menstrual irregularity and, as a result, infertility. If there is obesity during pregnancy, the chance of a healthy development of the baby decreases and the risk of miscarriage increases during pregnancy.
In order to regain fertility in recurrent miscarriages, the expectant mother should lose weight, and hormonal disorders should be eliminated with exercise and medication.
Excess weight reduces the chance of IVF
It is known that success in IVF treatment is less in obese women. Those who are overweight for their ideal body weight do not respond well to ovulation-stimulating treatments in assisted reproductive treatments. Ovulation disorder is one of the most important problems encountered in conceiving. Hormonal problems, disorders in the thyroid and adrenal glands, stress, excessive weight loss and weight gain can cause irregularities in ovulation. Changes in insulin secretion and hormone levels in overweight individuals may negatively affect egg and embryo quality. This adversely affects the attachment of the embryo to the uterus, conception or the continuation of the pregnancy.
Excess weight in the expectant mother can cause an increase in the male hormone. Male hormones secreted from the peripheral adipose tissue in the body or from the wall of tiny cysts in the eggs cause disruption of the ovulation mechanism and decrease in egg quality. If necessary, medications to be used with a dietitian, appropriate diet and exercise, and starting treatment after losing weight will both increase the chance of pregnancy and protect patients from obesity-related problems that may occur during pregnancy. These include hypertension, diabetes, big baby, difficult birth and some problems related to the baby after birth.
Expectant mothers should prefer organic foods
Kiss. Dr. Aykut Coşkun drew attention to the importance of nutrition during pregnancy and gave advice to expectant mothers: “Maternal health during pregnancy is very important for the development and genetic structure of the baby. Couples who want to have children should pay attention to their diet and weight in this process. Since some ready-made foods contain additives and preservatives during pregnancy, it may be inconvenient to use during pregnancy. The chemicals used during the production of these foods pose a serious risk to the health of the mother and baby. Products containing genetically modified organisms (GMO), the harm of which is indisputable, adversely affect the development of the baby and increase the risk of miscarriage. For all these reasons, ready-made foods should be avoided as much as possible, and organic and fresh foods and meals to be cooked at home should be preferred. We recommend that fresh vegetables and fruits be thoroughly washed to remove chemical residues, and that vegetables and fruits are consumed in the season they normally grow. For example, it would be beneficial not to consume tomatoes in winter. Moreover; Coke, tea and coffee consumption should be paid attention, these drinks should not be consumed in large quantities. Alcohol should not be consumed even in small amounts during pregnancy, as alcohol harms the development of the baby.