Join us on Tuesday January 8th as Dr. Ivy Branin from Simplicity Health Associates hosts a special presentation on Healthy Nutrition for Future Moms and Dads.
The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required to attend.
You may be contacted by phone or email to confirm your attendance.
Date: January 8, 2019
Location: GENESIS Fertility, 6010 Bay Parkway, 6th floor
Recently, Dr Ivy visited the staff at GENESIS to present on nutrition and fertility.
Here are a few highlights from her talk:
Nutrition & Fertility
You might not have already known that nutrition can impact every aspect of fertility for both men and women. It’s not just about vitamins and minerals either. Over-consumption of trans fats, refined carbohydrates, and animal proteins can negatively impact ovulation in women and obesity maybe one of the greatest (and correctable) factors leading to infertility in both men and women.
Weighing on Pregnancy
Being overweight or obese can greatly affect your chances of getting pregnant with or without fertility treatment. In fact, obesity accounts as the primary cause of infertility for about 6% of all infertility patients. With each unit increase of BMI (Body Mass Index), a woman’s chance of getting pregnant from spontaneous conception decreases by 5%. Women are not alone, as men with BMIs over 25 have lower sperm counts and poor sperm motility and morphology. Basically obese and overweight men have more abnormally formed sperm. Even with IVF (In vitro fertilization) and IUI (intrauterine insemination), conception and birth rates are dramatically reduced when compared with women at a normal weight. Donor eggs, which tend to have the highest rate of successful pregnancies, still show to be less effective for obese women as the live birth rate for women with a BMI greater than 35 is 21% less than normal weight women.
Yikes! Good News please!
Yes there is good news. Weight loss has been shown to be very effective in helping obese and overweight women get pregnant. In patients, whose infertility is specifically due to weight, weight loss will lead to spontaneous conception in up to 70% of women. Studies have shown that losing as little as 5-10% of body weight can dramatically improve the chances of pregnancy occurring.
If you would like to learn more about GENESIS Fertility New York or are ready to schedule an appointment, please speak with one of our New Patient Specialists at 718-283-8600