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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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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Infertility Stress is Stressing Me Out

infertility stress

Misnomer or not, the belief that infertility is a psychologically driven condition exists. It is true that extreme circumstances of stress such as famine and in times such as war, fecundity rates decrease. However, whether the psychologic stress imparted by our hectic lives coupled with the added stress of improving fertility contributes to infertility is […]

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