"Venus of Willendorf" is often viewed as a symbol of fertility. Why? Because of her voluptuous breasts and body, and her detailed vulva.
A study published this past spring 2013 concluded, “Women who have a BMI > or = 30 are likely to take longer to conceive.” It also said, “Those with a BMI < 19 who have irregular or absent menstruation should be advised that putting on weight is likely to improve their chance of conception.”
While I agree that BMI calculation is a somewhat archaic and incorrect tool (see more here: Top 10 Reasons Why the BMI is Bogus), I do think there is quite a bit of validity to a woman’s weight affecting her fertility (…and her weekly amount of exercise …and what she eats …etc.).
Want to learn more about this and other things that affect/improve fertility when you’re trying to get pregnant? (…like charting your cycle using the Sympto-Thermal Fertility Awareness Method!)
Come to my “Holistic Fertility” class this Saturday, September 20, 2013 at 1pm at Blossom Wellness Center in Englewood. Call 303-954-9399 to register ($50/individual, $60/couple).
Come to my “Fertility Awareness to Achieve Pregnancy” class on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:30pm at Natal to Nest in Highlands Ranch by registering online ($60/couple).
Image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Willendorf