Vaping During Pregnancy

Vaping During Pregnancy

Pervasive advertising has lead to the assumption among many that e-cigarettes are safer than conventional smoking. Many women who smoke switch to vaping during pregnancy and believing that it is safer than regular cigarettes. A large study in more than 27,000 women from the University of Iowa of whom 1,200 were pregnant reported (Jama Pediatrics) […]

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Preconception Health Of Both Men And Women Can Affect The Health Of Their Offspring

Preconception Health Of Both Men And Women Can Affect The Health Of Their Offspring

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy is well known to be important in attaining a successful pregnancy, however, a recent study determined that preconception health of both men and women can affect the health of their offspring. Studies recently reported in the British Journal, ‘The Lancet’ published April 16, 2018 document that the health and […]

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The Impact of Male Partners Who Smoke And Pregnancy

The Impact of Male Partners Who Smoke And Pregnancy

In women who smoke, the adverse effects on fertility and pregnancy have been well-documented. The impact of male partners who smoke and pregnancy has not been studied as extensively, however. A recent study looked at pregnancy outcomes in women whose partner smoked during early pregnancy. These researchers found that women whose partner smoked during the […]

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Drinking Before Pregnancy Is Known

Drinking before pregnancy is known

Most know that drinking during pregnancy is associated with harm in exposed offspring, but what are the effects of drinking before pregnancy is known? Less understood is whether maternal alcohol consumption before one knows whether they are pregnant is associated with harm. A meta-analysis published in Alcohol Clinical Experimental Research 2014 Jan;38(1):214-26 showed a small […]

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Ovarian Reserve Markers

ovarian reserve

Ovarian reserve is a term that is used to determine the capacity of the ovary to provide eggs that are capable of fertilization resulting in a successful pregnancy. Several noninvasive ovarian reserve markers have been proposed to assess ovarian reserve including serum levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), serum anti-mullerian hormone (AMH), luteinizing hormone, estradiol, […]

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Infertility and Early Menopause Linked to Smoking

smoking fertility

Data from over 88,700 women in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study indicate that those who smoked or were exposed to secondhand smoke (passive smokers) were more likely to have difficulty getting pregnant or enter menopause before age 50. Further, women who smoked as few as 100 cigarettes (5 packages) or more in their lives […]

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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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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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Stopping Smoking Prior to Attempting to Conceive

Smoking and Fertility

As alluded to in an earlier blog, clearly there are both actions and inactions that affect the ability to conceive as well as the conceptus itself.  This particular blog centers on the ingestibles and inhalables involved with tobacco. Women who smoke or chew tobacco can face major problems conceiving. 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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