Am I overweight for DI?

My BMI is over 35. Would I still be considered for donor insemination? I'm healthy otherwise and have had twins with a previous partner, however my current partner can't have children and we'd love to have a child together.

Our Expert's Answer

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We would consider you for donor insemination treatment even if your BMI is over 35. It is advisable to try to lose weight as the process of weight reduction is thought to be important in improving fertility.