Most new moms call on their own mothers for advice and support when they have their first baby. But Dana Brown needed her mom’s special brand of expertise long before she came home from the hospital with her twin boys.
You see, Dana’s mother is Fertility and Endocrine Associates’ Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Director, Dr. Kit Devine. From an early age, Dr. Devine suspected it might not be easy for her daughter to get pregnant.
Infertility can have many causes, many of which are beyond our control. But there are some lifestyle changes you can make to increase your chances of getting pregnant. One of most important changes is losing weight, particularly for couples who are considered obese.
Obesity is most often measured by BMI (body mass index). To find your BMI, take your weight divided by height in inches squared, multiplied by 703. You are considered overweight with a BMI between 25.0 and 29.9, and obese with a BMI over 30. Morbidly obese is categorized as 40 BMI or above.