What Your Weight Has to Do With Fertility

Obesity can do a number on your ability to get pregnant. But knowing what's behind the connection is the first step to getting around it. We'll show you the way.

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    Claire Gillespie

    Claire Gillespie


    Claire Gillespie writes about mental health, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and IBS for HealthCentral. She is a passionate about mental health awareness, and also writes about health and wellness for other sites, including Vice, SELF, Zocdoc, Reader’s Digest, and Healthline. You can follow her on Twitter @southpawclaire.