Motherhood is one of the greatest privileges that come with being a woman. However, not everyone finds it easy to conceive, and medical science reveals that the risk for infertility runs high especially among those who are overweight or obese.
“Weight loss is the cornerstone in the treatment of obesity-associated infertility. Every 0.1 unit increase in the waist-to-hip ratio of women decreases the probability of conception by 30% per menstrual cycle. This is due to the imbalance in hormones leading to problems in ovulation, fertilization and implantation. In addition, obese women who do get pregnant are more vulnerable to pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, stillbirths, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes,” explained Dr. Angel Bandola, an obstetrician-gynecologist at University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital and St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre’s executive director.
In recent years, a holistic approach to beating obesity has helped women and aspiring moms lose the flab, experience the joys of motherhood, and stay in shape after giving birth – the Cohen Lifestyle Program, a rapid weight loss and wellness solution through nutrition based on a person’s unique blood profile.
The stories of “Cohen mommies” (women who credit the Cohen program for their successful pregnancy) often begin with disappointment and desperation, but end in pleasant surprise and profuse gratitude.