Thursday, August 29, 2019

Male partner's fertility the problem in 40% of couples struggling to conceive

Male fertility issues account for 40% of fertility issues facing couples. Male fertility has been declining over time. Drinking alcohol and smoking harms fertility. Check out the article to learn more! Story via Cape Talk -

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Scientific Reasons Why You Might Not Get Pregnant

Here is a list of scientific reasons for infertility from the article by Psychology Today: 1) Maintain a healthy weight 2) Quit smoking. Smoking can increase your risk of infertility by 60 percent. 3) Avoid alcohol. Two or more drinks a day can increase your risk of infertility by 60 percent. 4) Reduce your caffeine intake 5) Keep away from illegal drugs, including marijuana The article has additional tips for couples trying to get pregnant. Story via Psychology Today

US fertility rate falls to 'all-time low,' CDC says - VIDEO

From 2017 to 2018, female fertility rate dropped by 2% for women ages 15 to 44. One thing to note is that teen fertility rate dropped by 7% over the same time period, although the fertility rate for women in their 30s and 40s went up slightly.

Story via CNN Health