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Fertility Factors:

Thinking about having a baby?

What men and women can do to increase their chance of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby...

Age and reproductive outcomes

The ability to conceive and have a healthy baby declines with age for both men and women...

Effects of caffeine, alcohol and smoking on reproductive outcomes

Some lifestyle behaviours are known to affect fertility, pregnancy health and the health of the baby at birth and in adulthood...

How to get ready to be a dad

Here is what you need to know about how to get ready to be a dad and give your baby the best start in life...

How to avoid chemicals that can reduce fertility

If you are planning a pregnancy, are already pregnant, or have small children here is what you need to know about EDCs and how to reduce exposure to them...

Parenting from before conception

New research shows that the health and lifestyle of both mothers and fathers before and around the time of conception affect the health of the baby at birth and into adulthood... 

Sexually transmitted infections and reproductive outcomes

If they are left untreated they can adversely affect male and female fertility and other reproductive outcomes...

The role of exercise in improving fertility, quality of life and emotional wellbeing

Being in the healthy weight range reduces the risk of infertility and improves the chance of conceiving spontaneously and with assisted reproductive technology...

Understanding ovulation and the fertile window

When you want to have a baby you can improve your chance of getting pregnant if you know about ovulation and the ‘fertile window’ in the menstrual cycle... 

Vitamins and mineral (micronutrient) supplements

Vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) are essential for the body to function. Here is what you need to know about the benefits for fertility... 

Weight and reproductive outcomes

Most people know that being overweight or obese increases the risk of health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. But many are unaware that this also reduces the chance of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby.

LiveLighter: Weight, fertility & pregnancy health

If you are trying to get pregnant, or are going to start trying, achieving a healthy weight or getting closer to it increases your chance of conceiving (getting pregnant) and having a healthy baby...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal condition affecting women in their reproductive years.
Around one in seven women have PCOS which can cause a range of symptoms such as; irregular periods, skin and hair changes and for some women, difficulties getting pregnant...

Your sperm: and how to look after them

You don’t often think about fertility or the health of your sperm until it comes time to start a family. For the best chances of starting a healthy pregnancy...

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