Smoking and IVF Pregnancy Outcomes
When you visit a fertility specialist, your doc will review your social habits. Smoking is one of those habits that is not only hazardous to your health but can reduce fertility. A study just came out this past month showing that women who smoked during their IVF cycles had less eggs retrieved. The study also found that recent male smoking
caused a decreased live birth rate.
What does this mean? Smoking is harmful and reduces your chances of pregnancy and your chances of taking a baby home from the hospital. We sometimes ignore or forget to ask if male partners smoke or not – but we need to pay careful attention to male smoking patterns because tobacco does decrease your chances.
You can read more about this study and others here: http://www.ivfnewsdirect.com/?p=53