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Fertility Factors:


There is no safe limit for smoking, the only way to protect yourself and your unborn baby from harm is to quit.


Coffee and various types of tea contain caffeine, and energy drinks and some soft drinks have a high caffeine content.


Find out why cutting back on alcohol is best if you're trying for a baby.

Drugs and medication

Drugs and some medication should be avoided when planning a pregnancy.

Nutrition and micronutrients

Both women and men can improve the chances of a pregnancy and give their baby the best start in life by eating a healthy diet before a baby is conceived.

Chemicals in our environment

Some chemicals can affect men’s and women’s reproductive health and reduce their chance of getting pregnant.


Some lubricants can affect sperm quality.

Oral health

During pregnancy, a woman's oral health can affect her health and the health of the baby.