Is Your Lifestyle Preventing You From Having Kids

Lifestyle has a lot to do without being able to conceive. Couples who can't conceive are just starting to get a grip on this important fact.
The factors that are known to increase the risk of both male and female infertility include many other lifestyle related matters such as smoking, drinking alcohol to excess, stress, poor diet, excessive athletic training and being overweight or underweight.
Now, in the same way that a couple can decide that they are willing to give up materialistic wealth in order to have a child at a younger age, they can also make lifestyle decisions to change or remove some of these factors which make it less likely that trying to have a baby will be successful.
For example, as reported by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, there is evidence that smoking damages a woman’s ovaries and the amount that she smokes will have a direct effect on the amount of damage being done. Furthermore, smoking accelerates the loss of eggs brought on by the advancing years, whilst 'Smoking is strongly associated with an increased risk of spontaneous miscarriage and possibly ectopic pregnancy as well.'
Consequently, it is obvious that doing something as simple as giving up smoking would significantly increase the chances of having a baby. And of course, improving your nutrition levels, giving up alcohol and maintaining a well-balanced body weight will all help as well.
Then there is the question of sexual hygiene, because it is also true that one of the major causes of infertility are sexually transmitted infections or STI's, and these are far more prevalent than most people realize.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is a major cause of infertility in women, and one of the biggest causes of PID is Chlamydia, which according to this site affects 1 in 10 of young British people under the age of 25.
Twenty percent of Americans have herpes are over the age of twelve. Eighty percent of people with this problem have no idea they have a STD at all.
Basically, sexually transmitted infections and diseases (many of which are not even apparent, with the carrier completely unaware that they are in fact a carrier) are one of the major causes of infertility, so monogamy and practicing safe sex is an absolute must for anyone who is serious about having a baby.
For both men and women who believe that they are infertile, making these lifestyle changes can make a huge difference to their ability to have a baby.
Whether it is giving up smoking or drinking or whether you simply need to lose or gain weight, it is a fact that changing your life can significantly influence your ability to conceive.
Consequently, for anyone who believes themselves to be infertile, making these changes should be nothing more than basic common sense.