It has long been known that for women being as healthy as possible gives them the best chance of a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby at birth.
In the past two decades, research has shown that men's and women's health, even before conception, has a big influence on the health of the child at birth and throughout its lifetime.
These factors can affect the genes in the woman's eggs and man's sperm as they grow and mature. This can then affect the developing baby, and can ultimately affect the child's health across its lifetime.
Fertility Week reminds men and women to get healthy now for their baby's future. Being as healthy as possible before conception, avoiding risks like smoking, alcohol, drugs and chemicals, not only improves their chance of pregnancy, but is important for the future health of their child.
Your future baby will thank you.
Get healthy now for your baby's future.
Men - look after your sperm and give your future baby the best start to life. Download Andrology Australia's Pre-conception health for dads resource.
Healthy Conception Tool
Try the interactive Healthy Conception Tool
Individuals and couples can consider everyday factors that can increase the chances of becoming pregnant, and having a healthy baby.