As women and men age, their fertility declines. You can’t help getting older but if you want children, or more children, it’s good to know the facts about how age affects fertility.
Being overweight or obese, or underweight, can affect the fertility of both women and men. For women, being overweight can also cause pregnancy complications and affect a baby’s future health.
Did you know that women who smoke are 1.6 times more likely to be infertile than non-smokers? And that passive smoking can also affect a woman’s fertility?
If you’re trying for a baby, the National Health & Medical Research Council recommends that women don’t drink at all and men abide by the safe drinking guidelines. It doesn’t have to be forever!
Find out when in a woman’s cycle is the ‘fertile window’. That’s when you should be having lots of sex if you want to conceive.
Find out about the other factors that can affect fertility, like nutrition, drugs, and sexually transmitted infections.
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If you’re thinking of trying for a baby, book a check-up with your doctor and download Want to have a baby? to prepare for your preconception health conversation. Also view the expert preconception health video.
Health professionals view the preconception health video (professional development-accredited) and
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