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Lifestyle

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.

 

TOBACCO

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.

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    8000, boul. Décarie,
    Montreal Qc H4P 2S4

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    office 100 & 200
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    3141, boul. Taschereau,
    Greenfield Park Qc J4V 2H2

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    Quebec Qc G1V 4T3

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    Boisbriand Qc J7E 4H5
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MARIJUANA AND OTHER RECREATIONAL DRUGS

Frequent use of marijuana affects the quality of sperm and eggs. It is recommended to cease drug use prior to fertility treatment.

 

 

ALCOHOL AND CAFFEINE

High alcohol consumption like smoking decreases the probability of becoming pregnant. Alcohol impairs fertility and can also have serious consequences for the fetus. The same applies to excess caffeine. For those who cannot go without caffeine, limiting yourself to a maximum of 2 cups per day would be a good start.

A BALANCED DIET

Bad eating habits are also a factor detrimental to fertility. Focusing on balanced meals can be beneficial for both women and men.

 

 

EXERCISE

Regular and light exercise is recommended throughout the treatment. It is beneficial for the treatment response, good blood circulation and will reducestress related to infertility.

VITAMINS

Numerous studies have demonstrated a beneficial effect of vitamins and antioxidants for the treatment of male infertility. Antioxidants may improve sperm quality and increase the chances of the couple to conceive. Recently, studies have shown that antioxidants may also improve the quality of sperm DNA, an aspect of sperm function that is significant in natural and assisted reproduction (insemination and in vitro fertilization).

We recommend men to take antioxidants daily for a period of at least 3 to 6 months based on the result of observations showing that they could be beneficial for fertility and the fact that the side effects of those vitamins are minimal. The following are recommended antioxidants: vitamin C and E, folic acid, vitamin B12, zinc and selenium.