How Smoking Affects Fertility?

on Sep 22, 2012

by Alyssia Granger

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Find out all the ways smoking affects both male and female fertility. Reading this may just encourage you enough to kick the habit for good.

Smoking. It is probably the single most detrimental thing that you can do to your health, and everyone knows that. However, it continues to be an issue for a lot of people, and it can be a really hard habit to break. Today we are going to focus on how smoking can affect fertility in both men and women. What you might learn could really surprise you and encourage you to kick the habit once and for all. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

How smoking affects female fertility

An alarming statistic, up to 13 percent of lowered fertility can be blamed on women smoking cigarettes. Smoking can reduce the amount of estrogen that your body produces, making it more difficult for you to get pregnant. Smoking may also potentially destroy your eggs while they are still in your ovaries, before they even reach maturity. Diseases of the fallopian tubes are even linked to smoking. Worst of all, smoking might even prevent an embryo from implanting in the uterus properly. You definitely can’t get pregnant if the embryo can’t even implant! Smoking has also been linked to increased risk of miscarriage and also premature menopause. The effects of smoking can really wreak havoc on the female reproductive system.

How smoking affects male fertility

Guy’s sperm might be even more affected by smoking than on female fertility. Smoking can hurt male fertility by decreasing sperm’s motility and decreasing sperm count also. Smoking can even cause sperm to be abnormally formed or shaped, which can make it harder to get pregnant and cause problems if you do end up pregnant. As you can clearly see, smoking is not just a fertility issue for females, but for males as well.

Secondhand smoke

As you can see, the effects of smoking go way beyond bad breath and a risk of getting sick when you are older. Some studies even suggest that secondhand smoke can be as risky to fertility as smoking yourself. You should keep this in mind when you are around others who are smoking when you are trying to become pregnant.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

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