George M Grunert MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, HFS IVF Program Director

Study provides insight into why severely obese women have difficulty getting pregnant from IVF

Study provides insight into why severely obese women have difficulty getting pregnant from IVF
According to Dr. Racowsky, in order for an egg to have the best chance of fertilizing and supporting embryo development, it should be "mature" with one spindle (a critical egg structure) on which is attached one organized set of chromosomes. This study found severely obese women have a much greater chance of having eggs with multiple spindles and disorganized chromosomes.

According to Dr. Racowsky, in order for an egg to have the best chance of fertilizing and supporting embryo development, it should be "mature" with one spindle (a critical egg structure) on which is attached one organized set of chromosomes. This study found severely obese women have a much greater chance of having eggs with multiple spindles and disorganized chromosomes.

Source: Medical News Today

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