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      Body weight and conception


      Body weight and conception


      Body Mass Index and Contraception

      Our body really is a temple when it comes to preparing and planning for a baby.

      It is well documented that fertility and body weight are directly linked. This means that being both over and underweight can and does affect your ability to conceive. 

      Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is an important factor to consider when preparing for a baby. Your BMI can be easily calculated for example. Someone who weighs 60kg and is 1.65 metres tall:

      Weight in Kgs:                    60

      Height in Metres:            1.65 x1.65  =  22.06

      An ideal BMI for adults is between 18.5 and 24.9.  Your nutritional status before pregnancy and during the very early weeks of pregnancy (before even realising that you are pregnant) may be even more important than the diet you eat once your pregnancy is confirmed.



      By the time you realise you are pregnant your babies vital organs have already started to develop


      By the time you realise you are pregnant your babies vital organs have already started to develop (They have developed by 6 weeks) You need to be in the best health to give your baby the best start.

      A healthy lifestyle is important at every stage of pregnancy but particularly important when trying to conceive.

      If you would like to discuss this further contact our Careline and speak to one of our Nutritionists.

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      Your baby's future health begins here

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