Women Who Smoke

Smoking and Fertility

Women who smoke experience a one year’s delay to conception.  This delay can be greater with more cigarettes smoked daily and for a longer duration of time.  Women who smoke have twice the risk of a reduction in ovarian reserve, the egg pool that is called upon monthly.  These delays and effects are secondary to […]

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Women Who Smoke Take Longer to Conceive

Smoking and Fertility

Mr. Mackay, the school guidance counselor on the adult cartoon series, “SOUTH PARK”, knows the inimical effects of smoking. Smoking and especially nicotine also affects fertility in both women and men. The degree to which nicotine affects fertility is so pronounced that third party payers that offer fertility coverage such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, […]

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The Smoking Gun: Why Cigarette Smoking Delays Pregnancy

It has first been presumed, and then linked. Cigarette smoking adversely affects both becoming pregnant and the health of the pregnancy itself. A recent study examined the relationship between heavy metals (found in cigarettes) with increased time to pregnancy. Women who smoke demonstrate higher blood levels of cadmium in women and lead in men, implicating […]

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Diet and Lifestyle Issues While Attempting to Conceive

Caffeine and Fertility

Although a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and proper diet, is important for general health, it is not necessary to abstain completely from caffeine and alcohol while trying to conceive. On the other hand, extremes of weight and cigarette smoking have been shown to be detrimental to people trying to conceive. Here are common diet and […]

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