Are we fit enough?

Discussion in 'Trying to Conceive' started by Dippy, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member

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    Just wondered if anyone saw the BBC news article today about couples who are finding it hard to conceive?? The survey reckons that 2/3 of those trying to conceive still drink alcohol and 4 in 10 people smoke. I will admit to enjoying the occasional glass of wine (am I the only one?!) but have tried to live a 'healthier' life since ttc and neither myself or OH smoke. Apparently one in seven couples will not conceive straight away - so we are not alone. From reading the forum, guess we already knew that!!
     
  2. KatysMummy

    KatysMummy Well-Known Member

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    Since we decided to start trying for a baby we have changed our lifestyles completely. Neither of us smoked anyway, but we have both stopped drinking alcohol and caffeine and we have improved our diet and started excercising a lot more. Whether it speeds up conception or not I don't know, but we feel a lot healthier for it!!!!
     
  3. hayley

    hayley Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I heard this also on the radio. What made me laugh is..... many people I know who have had babys recently smoke, drink a few times a week, don't exercise and basically live a normal adult life! Since trying I stopped smoking (although I only smoked when I went out drinking), I cut my alchol limit down to just the odd glass at weekends. I cut my caffeine down by drinking herbal tea through the day. The bag of crisps I used to eat for breakfats have been swopped for fruit. I'm eating at least 5 fruit and veg a day, trying to leave the car at home and walk a little more and guess what..... i'm still not pregnant!

    Good luck to anyone trying what ever method your using!
     
  4. Clarebo

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    I'm still drinking, but taking it easy, especially in the 2WW. Also cutting back on caffeine. I stopped smoking recently and it has completely messed up my cycle, which now lasts 7 weeks! I think I had more chance when I smoked. Anyone else heard of stopping smoking having a negative impact?
     
  5. Anna Marie

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    yep I saw that on GMTV and I was curious - I can understand the healthy eating and diet thing having an affect but so many women [and their blokes] still smoke and drink and go on to have babies without a problem.. I think these factors [diet and smoking, drinking etc] combined with age do become an issue for us ttc but I remember my mum smoking and drinking wine throughout her pregnancies with my brother and sister and she never had a problem or any m/c.

    so.... I think we just have to try our best to be healthy for ourselves as much as ttc...

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