What things increase a woman's risk of infertility?
Hello, I am 25 years old. What things should I avoid that increase the possibility of infertility? Three months back I got married and don’t want to risk anything. Can anyone suggest to me what things increase a woman's risk of infertility so that I can avoid them? Thank you.
@astha Hello, Certain factors may put you at higher risk of infertility, including age, smoking, weight, sexual history, alcohol.
- Smoking- Besides damaging your cervix and fallopian tubes, smoking increases your risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. It's also thought to age your ovaries and deplete your eggs prematurely.
- Weight- Being overweight or significantly underweight may affect ovulation. Getting to a healthy body mass index (BMI) might increase the frequency of ovulation and the likelihood of pregnancy.
- Sexual history- Sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can damage the fallopian tubes.
- Alcohol- Excess alcohol consumption can reduce fertility
If you are thinking about getting pregnant soon or in the future, these tips might help
Maintain a healthy diet, quit smoking if you smoke, avoid alcohol, and reduce stress.