Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 1 - 2022
Effect of Body Mass Index on Pregnancy Outcome in in Vetro Fertilization, Retrospective Observational Study
Shima Elbakhit1, Manal shaker taha1*, Hasan Burjaq1, Prem Chandra2, Thoraya Al Marzooqi1, Maryam Al-Abdulla1, Alia Al-Hadi1, Moza Al Badr1
1Department of Reproductive medicine, Women’s Wellness and Research Center, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
2Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
*Corresponding Author: Manal Shaker Taha, Department of Reproductive medicine, Women’s Wellness and Research Center, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.
Received: November 23, 2021; Published: December 24, 2021


The prevalence of obesity has increased dramatically over the past few decades, it is associated with infertility in females by multiple methods. As a result, it is important to look at the effect of rising BMI on the IVF outcomes.

Our study was a retrospective analysis of outcomes from IVF of 2633 women. to determine the effect of female age and BMI on success of IVF cycle, pregnancy rate, number of oocytes retrieved, number of mature eggs and live birth over a period of 6 years from 2010-2016.

It showed that the success rate of pregnancy and live birth decrease with increasing maternal age. There is significant inverse correlation between female age and total oocyte retrieved with Pearson Correlation p-value 0.001, and inverse correlation between female age and number of mature eggs. Success rate of IVF most favorable in patients with younger age and normal BMI which was addressed by other studies.

Around the world fertility treatment is withheld from women above a certain BMI, so ethical considerations should be looked, and individualization of each case before applying the rules of offering or not of IVF treatments and we must weigh the risks and benefits in deciding whether to restrict access to IVF for those with elevated BMIs.

Keywords: IVF Treatment; Infertility; Ethical Considerations


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