Obesity No Longer a Stumbling Block to Pregnancy

Obesity No Longer a Stumbling Block to Pregnancy


MANILA, PHILIPPINES – One of the biggest challenges among obese people, especially women, aside from physical impairment, is being reproductively diminished.


It’s always a struggle for obese females who are mightily trying to conceive because they face a greater risk of infertility. Dr. Angel Bandola, an  obstetrician- gynecologist, believes that weight loss should be the cornerstone in the treatment of obesity-associated infertility.


r“Every 0.1-unit increase in the waist-to-hip ratio of women decreased the probability of conception by 30 percent per menstrual cycle. This is due to the imbalance in hormones leading to problems in ovulation, fertilization, and implantation,” Dr. Bandola, who practices at University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital and St. Luke’s Medical Center as well as the executive director of Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre, pointed out.


And if they get lucky and become pregnant, the problems don’t end because they are more susceptible to complications such as miscarriage, stillbirths, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes.


And here’s where a crash diet regimen comes in handy. The Cohen’s lifestyle program is a rapid weight loss and wellness solution through nutrition based on a person’s blood profile, with no required exercise, pills or injections. Clients lose an average of 8 to 10 lbs. a month.


This holistic approach to weight loss has changed the lives of aspiring moms, helping trim their waistlines, experience motherhood, and stay in shape after giving birth.


In the Philippines, there is already an establishment that offers the Cohen Program. The Philippine Cohen Lifestyle Center is founded and managed by Barbara Young, Dr. Maria Angela Bandola, and Maria Regina Chuavon. These three women themselves took the Cohen Program. Their success stories have served as an inspiration to many of their clientele (see their stories here).


Now, childlessness is no longer a fate to be accepted among obese women; motherhood has become a fulfilling option for them.


For more information about the program, visit www.cohenlifestyle.com.ph.


editor’s note: the opinion of the writer of this story does not reflect the views of the Medical Observer organisation regarding the featured program. Before taking any action, consult your doctor.