A retrospective analysis was performed of 368 normally cycling women treated with a single cycle of a standard ovarian hyperstimulation regime (CC 100 mg days 5 to 9 and hMG 150 IU days 6, 8, and 10) associated with either an IVF or GIFT program. Neither the peak serum E2 level attained nor the number of days of stimulation required bore a relationship to the BMI or the total body weight of these women. Whereas the mean number of oocytes aspirated from women with BMI < 19.1 was higher (6.4 ± 3.2) compared with obese women (BMI > 27.6, 4.8 ± 2.6), the rate of fertilization was not different for both BMI extremes. It is concluded that factors other than BMI or total body weight have more important influences on the response to hyperstimulation in normal women.
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