Smoking and alcohol - Causes of Female Infertility

These can release harmful toxins within our bodies which can cause infertility in both men and women.  In women, smoking restricts the flow of blood vessels to the ovaries and endometrial lining in a condition called ‘vasoconstriction’. If you are a smoker then be aware that smoking a single packet of cigarettes a day can increase the risk of infertility and even more so if you started whilst in your teens.

Alcohol can affect the sperm count in men and causes congenital birth defects in the unborn child. It can also affect the size and weight of your baby. In the light of this it is better to avoid alcohol whilst trying to conceive, particularly if you or your partner are being treated for infertility.

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