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Things to Avoid When Trying to Get Pregnant

Fertility is complex. Numerous factors can play a role in an individual or couple’s ability to conceive. Trying to conceive is one of the biggest waiting games because you can never predict when your pregnancy test will turn positive.

Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to boost your odds of getting pregnant each month. While the focus of fertility is often on the person who will be getting pregnant that is infertility issues with women, it’s equally important for the supporting partner to adopt habits that support fertility.

This blog summarizes few things to avoid while trying to get pregnant.


Smoking not only increases your risk of getting lung cancer, it can jeopardize your chances of conceiving. Women who smoke accelerate the aging process of their ovarian follicles, which in turn can lead to early menopause and an increased risk of infertility.

The toxins from smoking may hinder a woman’s reproductive capability, damaging natural cell growth and development.

Too much alcohol

While it’s unclear how exactly alcohol affects the fertility, doctors suggest that alcohol consumption may decrease fertility rates and increase the time it takes for a couple to conceive. So, when you are trying to get pregnant, skip all your bar crawls or the booze mood.

Excessive red and processed meats

Excessive intake of red meats has been shown to affect embryo implantation and pregnancy. These foods are high in trans fats and saturated fats, which are associated with lower fertility. Replacing some of these with plant-based proteins may benefit fertility.

Limiting the amount of red meat or processed meat can help to lower the level of oxidation in the body which helps prepare your body to achieve a successful pregnancy.

Chronic stress

Stress can trigger changes in the brain that can inhibit reproductive function. Research found that women with infertility tend to report mental stress more often than those without fertility issues.

While we know that avoiding all the stress all together is not very realistic, but consider few ways to manage your stress like yoga, journaling, meditation, acupuncture, etc.

Being a couch potato

The American Heart Association recommends adults get 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week for overall health and well-being.

Research also suggests that women who engage in moderate exercise (where you’re breathing hard but can still talk) are able to conceive a bit more quickly than those who don’t and those who exercise too much.

Don’t start aggressively but go slow. Like parking your car few steps away from the store you visit, taking stairs rather than elevator.

The bottom line

Infertility affects many people, and multiple factors are likely at play. Changing lifestyle and regular diet habits may help increase your chances of getting pregnant. But we strictly recommend avoiding these things mentioned above for better results.

Contact Khushhi IVF – best fertility clinic in Ahmedabad to request an appointment with our infertility specialist and discuss your fertility challenges.

Khushhi IVF

Khushhi IVF, founded by Dr. Dipesh Sorathiya, brings a wealth of experience with over a decade in fertility treatments, having assisted 10,000+ patients and conducted 5,000+ procedures. Driven by a commitment to provide cutting-edge yet ethical fertility solutions, Khushhi IVF prioritizes an all-encompassing approach that addresses patients’ physical, emotional, and financial needs, while ensuring economical and standardized care.

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