Healthline, a consumer health information site, interviews Mark P. Trolice, M.D., for his insights on how walking may help obese women, in particular, to become pregnant.

“There are significant health and reproductive implications of an elevated body mass index (BMI),” says Dr. Trolice.

“Patients with an elevated BMI are at increased risk of infertility, miscarriage, and pregnancy complications, including hypertension, diabetes, and cesarean section.”