Weight loss has many benefits. One of those many benefits is that studies are showing it can increase fertility. If you are a woman of child bearing age, this is something important to know. One study showed that as a woman’s BMI went over 29, her chances of conceiving went down by 4% compared to a woman with a normal BMI. If you are considering weight loss surgery, this might be one of the things on your mind. It definitely played a huge role in my decision-making process. I was 25 when I had gastric sleeve and one of the reasons I wanted to have the surgery was because I wanted to start a family. I was sitting at 360 pounds and my health was spiraling out of control. I knew that if I wanted to start a family, I needed to get healthy.