#OneSmall Change – If you're trying to conceive, there are changes that you can make in your life that will help.
One important thing that board certified Reproductive Endocrinologists (fertility doctors) agree on is smoking.
It's simple. It's science. And it's real.
Smoking damages genetic material.
There's more, but that's the important point. And secondhand smoke is not any better for either partner contributing genetic material, like an egg or a sperm.
Smoking & Fertility
Smoking is dangerous to a pregnancy in the following ways:
1. Smoking impedes becoming pregnant.
3. It makes miscarriage far more likely. Each cigarette smoked per day increases miscarriage risks by 1%.
4. Secondhand smoke is just as bad.
5. Smoking causes low birth weight babies- already a slight risk in certain situations for babies born from IVF fertility treatment cycles.
Quit Smoking to Improve Your Fertility
Quitting smoking can be one of the biggest challenges of your life. If, however, you smoke and are also challenged with infertility, there's one that you can do something about that will also improve the chances of the other.
Quit smoking. Improve your health. Improve your chances to become pregnant, stay pregnant and give birth to a healthy baby.
One small change.
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