• Women whose body mass index (BMI) is above normal takes twice as long to get pregnant as those with a normal BMI.
  • Weight loss for those who are overweight or obese can improve fertility and pregnancy outcomes.
  • Weight loss of 5%-10% can dramatically improve ovulation and pregnancy rates.
  • Obesity is also a cause of infertility and low testosterone levels in men.
  • Being significantly underweight can also alter hormones of the reproductive organs and be a cause of infertility.
  • Generally, the highest chance of pregnancy is when intercourse occurs 1-2 days prior to ovulation.
  • If you have a regular 28-day cycle, count back 14 days from when you expect your next period to start.
  • Plan on having sex every other day around that time — say, days 12 and 14.
  • Keep in mind that having sex every day may decrease a man’s sperm count.
  • Your cycle may be longer or shorter, so using an online ovulation calculator may help identify the likely day.

There is a growing body of evidence that links environmental factors to decreases in fertility. If you want to boost your chances of getting pregnant, you may want to eat foods rich in folic acids, buy more organic foods and green products, avoid certain plastics (including plastic wrap), maintain a healthy body weight through diet and exercise, and avoid alcohol and caffeine.

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