Fertility or Pregnancy Issues & Obesity1

When it comes to fertility and pregnancy issues, being overweight or obese can lead to:

If you are planning to become pregnant, you can take positive steps to minimize these risks, including:

1. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General Web site, accessed September 13, 2011 at http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/obesity/calltoaction/fact_consequences.htm.