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Stop Smoking to Boost Fertility

In her latest blog, Dr. Beth Hartog of East Coast Infertility & IVF explains why smoking can negatively affect your ability to conceive a child, and, of course, negatively impact your own health by increasing your risk of developing cancer (lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in U.S. women), heart disease and lung disease.

Smoking while pregnant increases the risk of premature birth and low birth weight, and if you smoke after the baby is born, it increases the baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

There is just no good reason to keep smoking. If you are ready to take the first steps to a smoke-free summer, visit the Smokefree Women website, established by the National Cancer Institute's Tobacco Control Research Branch in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The site includes a smoking cessation guide.

And for more information about smoking and fertility, check out the article Smoking and Fertility and the video How Does Smoking Affect Fertility?

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