Many patients experience fertility issues related to their excess weight. In some cases, people can try for years to conceive with no success, even though fertility tests indicate no clinical problems for either partner.
Doctors have known for years that obese women have an increased risk of infertility. Obesity can cause irregular periods or complete lack of menstruation, a condition known as amenorrhea. It can also lead to a greater risk of miscarriage and complications during pregnancy, including high blood pressure or gestational diabetes. Even if you ovulate normally and have a regular menstrual cycle, obesity can make it difficult for you to conceive.