Your Lifestyle Affects Your Fertility

Lifestyle Effects on Fertility

A recent paper in the January issue of Fertility and Sterility continues to point to the negative effects of smoking, weight extremes, alcohol use, and stress on pregnancy rates in women who are attempting to conceive. Tobacco Smoking, both in increased frequency and duration can lead to a delay in conception of more than one […]

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Benefits of Folic Acid in Pregnancy

January 6-12 was Folic Acid Awareness week. Folic Acid is an essential B-Vitamin that everyone needs to build DNA for cell growth and development. Enriched grains and fortified cereals contain Folic Acid. However, the best method of ensuring that you are receiving enough of this important water-soluble vitamin is to take 400 micrograms of Folic […]

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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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Lifestyle Factors and Fertility

WEIGHT An extreme in weight either too thin or too heavy is the most serious lifestyle factor adversely effecting reproductive health. Weight is defined by Body Mass Index (BMI) which comprises weight and height. The ideal body weight for pregnancy is a BMI between 19 and 28 which for 5 foot 5 inch women would […]

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