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Butt Out!

No, we’re not talking about your mother-in-law who keeps giving you fertility advice. We are talking about cigarettes and smoking. Smoking is a fertility risk.

If you’re a smoker, the best time to quit is RIGHT NOW! It’s advised that men and women who want to become parents should stop smoking immediately because it may affect their fertility. His nicotine habit can be harmful to his developing sperm, and studies have shown that her smoking habit is harmful to egg production and her developing fetus. It is recommended that couples stop smoking at least three months before trying to conceive.

If you’re thinking about quitting, now is the time and speak to your doctor about the best way to help you quit. When you want to become a parent, tell yourself (and not your nosy mother-in-law) to butt out!