Lifestyle & Infertility

Infertility is often determined by factors beyond your control, such as a physiological condition with which you were born or an illness. What you and your partner may not know is that some of the factors that influence fertility are within your control.

For instance, smoking is thought to age the ovaries, and can damage the cervix and fallopian tubes in women. Considerable alcohol intake can affect sperm production in men. Improving your fertility may not be as simple as cutting back on your alcohol intake or not smoking, but adjusting elements of your lifestyle may help improve your chances of conception.

This section highlights factors such as age, weight, smoking, and drug and alcohol intake -- all of which can make conceiving a child more difficult.

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