Posts Tagged ‘conceive’

Does caffeine affect fertility?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

7236819_thbSmall amounts of caffeine probably don’t reduce a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant. Most studies have found no effect on fertility when women consume less than 300 mg of caffeine a day. A few studies have found that women who consume more than 300 mg a day may be more likely to have trouble conceiving. But, again, this has not been proven. If you’re trying to get pregnant it’s better for your body if you drink water, milk and fruit juice. But, the occasional cappuccino is probably just fine. You might want to ask your doctor during your pre-pregnancy check-up what he/she thinks.

Smoking and infertility

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Here’s another great reason to quit smoking — it may have a negative impact on your ability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, “virtually all scientific studies support the conclusion that smoking has an adverse impact on fertility. The prevalence of infertility is higher, and the time it takes to conceive is longer, in smokers compared to nonsmokers.”

To get help for quitting, see the March of Dimes fact sheet about smoking during pregnancy.