Healthy weight when planning a pregnancy
It is important to try and maintain a healthy weight if you are planning to start a family.
If you are overweight, aiming for 5 to 10% weight loss over 3 to 6 months can improve your chances of becoming pregnant. It can also reduce the risk of problems in your pregnancy.
A BMI greater than 25 is classified as overweight. A BMI greater than 30 is classified as obese.
Weigh yourself once a week and set a target of 1 to 2lbs (1kg) weight loss a week.
Being physically active for 60 to 90 minutes every day will help you to lose weight.
Talk to your GP if you have any worries about becoming pregnant.