Fertility Fact Sheets

These fertility fact sheets for general public have been developed by the Fertility Coalition in association with the Fertility Society of Australia’s Preconception Special Interest Group. Updated October 2015.

Fertility fact sheets

How to avoid chemicals that can reduce fertility

In our modern everyday life we come into contact with many different chemicals through the products we use, the food […]

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Thinking about having a baby

What men and women can do to increase their chance of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby….

How to get ready to be a dad

Here’s what you need to know about how to get ready to be a dad and give your baby the best start in life…

Sexually transmitted infections and reproductive outcomes

If left untreated, STIs can adversely affect male and female fertility and other reproductive outcomes…

Vitamin and mineral (micronutrient) supplements

Vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) are essential for the body to function. Here is what you need to know …

The role of exercise in improving fertility, quality of life and emotional wellbeing

Being in the healthy weight range reduces a person’s risk of infertility and improves their chance of having a baby…

Age and reproductive outcomes

The ability to conceive and have a healthy baby declines with age for both men and women…

Understanding ovulation and the fertile window

When you want to have a baby it is important to know about the fertile time of a woman’s cycle…

Effects of caffeine, alcohol and smoking on reproductive outcomes

Some lifestyle behaviours can fertility, pregnancy health and the health of thechild into adulthood…

Weight and reproductive outcomes

It is estimated that more than half of Australian women and men of reproductive age are overweight or obese. Most people know […]

Parenting begins before conception

New research shows that the health and lifestyle of both mothers and fathers before and around the time of conception […]

LiveLighter: Weight, fertility & pregnancy health

Being overweight can affect both a man’s and a woman’s chance of having a health baby…

When does preconception health begin?

Professor Sarah Robertson, Director of The Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide highlights the key time before pregnancy that your health is most important to ensure your child has the best start to life.

Ricci-Jane’s PCOS story

Ricci-Jane and her partner were told they wouldn’t have a baby without IVF. Ricci-Jane had PCOS, and a stressful new job and poor eating habits had taken their toll on her body. In the first video of Your Fertility’s series of personal stories, Ricci-Jane talks about her journey to get ‘baby-fit’ and try to conceive without IVF. Visit yourfertility.org.au for more information about the factors that help conception and having a healthy baby.

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