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10 Surprising Factors Affecting Your Fertility: Part 2
June 2, 2017
A number of studies have shown some surprising correlations between fertility rates and other factors. Read on for five things that may be affecting your fertility. Looking for more? Check out yesterday's article for part 1.
Most women know not to drink while pregnant, but did you know that excessive drinking can also affect your ability to conceive? Numerous studies have shown increased rates of infertility in both men and women who consume even one serving of alcohol per day.
Crossfit may be a great workout, but you may want to have some help on the heavy lifting if you are trying to conceive. Studies have found that excessive stress on the body from heavy lifting like that done on difficult manual jobs or with repetitive physical exertion decreases a women's egg production and quality.
Having your Tonsil or Appendix Removed
A 15-year study found that women who had either their tonsils or appendix removed increased their chance of having a pregnancy by nearly 50%. Doctors believe both surgeries have a positive effect on a woman's immune system, which increases their chance of pregnancy.
Too Many Free Kisses
A specific herpes virus only transferable through saliva may be causing unexplained infertility. A study by the��University of Ferrara in Italy found that 43% of the women in a study for unexplained fertility all had herpes HHV-6A.
Men who sleep too little or too much can have a negative impact on their sperm. Men should follow the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night to maximize the number and quality of their sperm.
Country singer Granger Smith, and actress Amber Smith are currently expecting a baby. This exciting news for the couple and their family is all the more meaningful when considering their family history...
Catching up on Granger and Amber Smith and their family!
Scientists have found, created, and developed a new method to screen pregnant women for harmful prenatal environmental contaminants like air pollution using a DNA biomarker. These harmful prenatal environmental contaminants are linked to childhood illness and some developmental disorders...
A new test is being used to determine and predict problems with a fetus before it is born.
The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) has a new exhibit, and it centers around reproductive health. The exhibit is called “Reproductive: Health, Fertility, Agency.” The exhibit centers around artwork that is related to or comments on women’s rights...
Looking at the MoCP's new exhibit on reproductive justice and fertility.