You can maximize you and your partners’ chances of conceiving and having a healthy baby by making a number of changes to your lifestyles before trying for a baby.
- Give up smoking
Smoking can reduce fertility; partners of men who smoke have a reduced chance of conceiving
Ease off the booze
You might decide to avoid drinking excessively because
- Alcohol can affect sperm quality making you less fertile
- Heavy drinking can cause temporary impotence
- Keep stress to a minimum
- Eat well and exercise
A healthy diet and regular physical activity will reduce stress and improve your overall fitness.