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Obesity No Bar To Donor-egg Pregnancy Success

Discussion in 'Girlie Gossip' started by Snowbaby, Jun 22, 2005.

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    Snowbaby Active Member

    Heavy women undergoing fertility treatment involving donated eggs are likely to have a good outcome, researchers report. They found that a high body mass index (BMI) has no adverse effect on embryo implantation or pregnancy outcome in donor-egg recipients.

    Maternal obesity is associated with reduced fertility and a lower birth rate after in vitro fertilization, Dr. Richard T. Scott Jr. of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, in Morristown, and colleagues note in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility.

    However, the effect of obesity on outcomes of pregnancies resulting from donor eggs has been unclear.

    To investigate, the researchers conducted a look-back analysis of data on 536 recipients of donor eggs. Based on BMI, the women were classified as being underweight, normal, overweight or obese. Pregnancy outcomes in each group were compared.

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