Shepherd Hospital Fertility


Healthy Lifestyle choices that can help increase fertility (female fertility)

Healthy lifestyle choices can help. Take steps to:

  • Stay at a healthy weight. Being too overweight or too underweight can keep you from releasing eggs, called ovulation, and having regular cycles.
  • Prevent sexually transmitted infections. Infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea are a leading cause of not being able to conceive.
  • Try not to work the night shift. Working the night shift all the time might affect your hormone levels. This can raise the risk of not being fertile. If you do work the night shift, try to get enough sleep when you’re not working.
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