Contrary to what one might think, we are not less fertile than our elders. It is our lifestyle that makes the difference. Indeed, having a healthy lifestyle is essential to increase our chances of conception. While this seems obvious, some information warrants repeating.
It is well known that pregnant women should not smoke during pregnancy due to the danger that smoking can have on the developing fetus. Be aware that smoking is also harmful when trying to conceive. Indeed, tobacco greatly reduces the chances of conception by decreasing the production of estrogens: hormones involved in ovulation. For men, it is important to remember that smoking also negatively affects the sperm volume and motility.