Does your BMI affect you getting pregnant?

I am 35 years old and my husband is 42 years old and we have been trying to get pregnant for 6months and I am 5 foot 5, weigh 210 pounds and my BMI is 34.5. I was wondering if that will affect me getting pregnant or not?

Our Expert's Answer

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BMI does affect your chances of getting pregnant. Pregnancy is more likely with BMI of less than 30 and the chance of miscarriage is reduced.  So continue trying to conceive but the process of losing weigh will help.