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- Take Prenatal Vitamin daily.
- Have healthy lifestyle. Maintain a healthy weight, exercise moderately, eat good food, limit caffeine intake and stay happy and relaxed.
- Have sex near the time of ovulation. Daily intercourse during the days leading up to ovulation may increase your odds of becoming pregnant.
- Consider preconception appointment. Your care provider can assess your overall health and help you identify lifestyle changes that may improve your chances for a healthy pregnancy.
- Have sex regularly. For many couples, this may be all it takes.
- Don’t be stressed if you don’t get pregnant immediately. With frequent sex, most healthy couples conceive within one year.
- Smoke. Tobacco changes the cervical mucus, which may keep sperms from reaching the egg.
- Drink alcohol. Alcohol may reduce fertility, and if you do conceive may be harmful to the fetus.
- Take prescription and/or over-the-counter medications without your care provider’s guidance.
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References and Resources
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – Evaluating Infertility
- Womenshealth.gov – Infertility Fact Sheet
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Trouble Getting Pregnant
- Wikipedia.org – Age and female fertility
- Wikipedia.org – Human fertilization