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Fertility Factors:

Your Fertility safe limit for smoking


There is no safe limit for smoking, the only way to protect yourself and your unborn baby from harm is to quit.

Your Fertility caffeine


Coffee and various types of tea contain caffeine, and energy drinks and some soft drinks have a high caffeine content.

Your Fertility alcohol


Find out why avoiding alcohol is best if you're trying for a baby.

Your Fertility nutrition and supplements

Nutrition and micronutrients

Both women and men can improve the chances of a pregnancy and give their baby the best start in life by eating a healthy diet before a baby is conceived.

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Recreational drugs

For both men and women, taking cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, marijuana and other recreational drugs can reduce the chance of having a baby. 

Your Fertility chemicals our environment

Chemicals in our environment

Some chemicals can affect men’s and women’s reproductive health and reduce their chance of getting pregnant.

Your Fertility lubricants


Some lubricants can affect sperm quality.

Your Fertility oral health

Oral health

During pregnancy, a woman's oral health can affect her health and the health of the baby.

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Complementary and alternative medicines

Complementary and alternative medicines include acupuncture, herbal medicines and manual therapies such as massage and reflexology.