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Giving Up Alcohol, Caffeine 'as Good as IVF' for Women Wanting to Have a Baby

by Jenny Hope,  Daily Mail U.K.,  Aug 6, 2009

Women wanting to become pregnant are as likely to succeed by giving up alcohol and caffeine than by attending a fertility clinic, a nutrition specialist claims.

Dr. Emma Derbyshire said that 32 per cent of those having trouble conceiving became pregnant by giving up stimulants compared to 33 per cent after IVF treatment. And she revealed that quitting smoking is as important as a healthy diet in improving a woman's fertility. Previous studies have shown that smoking can delay a woman's chances of getting pregnant by two months.

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