HDHH: Do you do drugs?

Gunce • Head of Research at Glow. Unwilling infertility expert. 2 kids after 4 years of infertility treatments.

Today's "Hump Day Health Hint" is about drugs. Do you do them? Should you stop?

The answer is Yes!

If you are TTC then you absolutely should try your hardest to stop not only because it will decrease your chances of conceiving, but also because it will increase your chances of having a miscarriage. This actually holds true for your male partner too. Drugs can affect sperm.

(Btw, illegal drugs are not the only drugs that can affect your fertility. If you are on any type of medication - be it for depression or anxiety or any other illness, you should discuss it with your doctor. Tell them that you are trying to conceive and ask if it is okay to keep taking whatever you are taking or if you should switch to a different medication that is safer for pregnancy.)

If you would like to read more research on this subject, I suggest starting here: ASRM Optimizing Natural Fertility.

Here is some information from the Cleveland Clinic on the affect of drugs on men: Drugs & Male Fertility.

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