Women should be aware of these 6 things before trying to conceive:
Time matters. Â A womanâ€™s biological clock doesnâ€™t stop ticking. Â Unlike men, women are born with all the reproductive cells theyâ€™ll ever have. Â That means by age 35, your fertility will start to decrease.
Know your options. Â Assisted reproduction therapy has progressed to offer infertile couples a number of options to conceive. Â See a fertility specialist to learn what can help you.
Maintain a healthy weight. Â Being either under or overweight is linked to infertility. Â Ask your doctor to determine your optimal weight and aim to keep it there.
Quit smoking. Â Smoking negatively affects a womanâ€™s fertility a number of ways. Â It can cause damage to the fallopian tubes and the cervix, decrease a woman’s egg supply, and age a woman’s ovaries at a faster rate.
Alleviate stress. Â Stress may impede your efforts to conceive. Â Try implementing daily stress-reduction techniques to help cool off.
Know the costs. Â The costs associated with fertility treatment can add up quickly. Â See a financial planner to help prepare for unexpected costs.