Before you start trying to conceive, it's a good idea to get close to your ideal weight. Your body will have a much easier time getting and staying pregnant.
Fact: You need to ovulate to get pregnant. Since seriously overweight or underweight women don't ovulate as often as other women, this could be a problem when it comes to conception.
Very underweight women have a higher risk of giving birth to a low–birth weight baby (a baby who's born at under five pounds and who may be at increased risk of experiencing some potentially serious health problems).
Overweight women encounter more pregnancy complications including a higher risk of preeclampsia or gestational diabetes, requiring a labor induction and/or a C-section and giving birth to extremely large babies, babies with neural tube defects, babies with heart defects or babies who are at increased risk of developing diabetes later in life.report abuse