How to start treatment
If you are
years old or under
Good ovarian reserve
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The first step to starting treatment at abc ivf is to come for an initial consultation with one
of our highly experienced Fertility Nurse Consultants at our London clinic
What if I'm not eligible?
The single most important lifestyle factor for fertility is keeping your weight within the optimal BMI range of 20-25. Studies
show that being overweight or underweight can negatively affect your fertility and increase health and safety risks during IVF treatment.
The Body Mass Index is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out if your weight is healthy. Use our simple calculator
to check your BMI:
Your BMI Result
BMI = kg/m2
What is BMI (Body Mass Index)?
BMI is a way of measuring body fat by looking at your weight in relation to your height. A healthy diet, including a balance of food groups, vitamins and minerals, is essential for a healthy BMI.
How does BMI affect fertility?
Studies show that overweight women took twice as long to fall pregnant as women of a healthy weight, while underweight women took 4 times as long. There are also increased health and safety risks in IVF treatment for women who are over or under the BMI limit. NHS advice says that ‘being overweight or underweight can affect your chances of conceiving. Too much or too little body fat can make your periods irregular or stop them completely, which can affect your ability to conceive.’
What is a optimal BMI if I’m trying to conceive?
The single most important lifestyle factor for fertility is keeping your weight within the optimal BMI range of 20-25.