Maternal Obesity May Lead To Infertility In The Next Generation

MEDICARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR MIDWIFERY CARE THROUGH THIS SERVICE!Learn more about private midwifery care and antenatal shared care

Link

Levels of the hormone ghrelin are low in obese women and a recent study ... reports that mice whose mothers had low ghrelin levels were less fertile due to a defect in implantation.

... ghrelin [has] been shown to regulate reproductive function in animals and humans ...

... results suggest that low ghrelin levels could program the development of the uterus in the female children of obese women. These women may then be less fertile as adults ...

Learn more about private midwifery care and antenatal shared care