Fertility & Your Health
There are many important things that couples need to consider when preparing to conceive. It is important the both partners are both physically and emotionally ready. Maximizing healthy lifestyle factors can improve your chance of conception and the state of health in which a pregnancy is established goes far in maximizing your baby’s health as well.
By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you maximize your chances of having a healthy pregnancy. Exercise to maintain ideal body weight and drink caffeine in moderation. While it is ideal to decrease stress, there is little evidence that infertility is caused by stress.
When You Should Start a Fertility Evaluation
- If you have been trying for pregnancy for 1 year
- If you are above age 35 and have been trying for pregnancy for 6 months
- If you have a known cause of possible infertility (for example, if you have irregular menstrual cycles, blocked tubes, endometriosis, or a low sperm count)