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Increasing Your Chances of Conceiving
- Frequent intercourse will increase your chance of getting pregnant during your fertile period. It will not decrease male fertility.
- Lubricants can slow sperm motility. You may want to avoid their use if you are trying to conceive.
- Use a combination of all these methods.
- It may be more difficult to conceive in the first few months after stopping the use of birth control.
- Lifestyle factors can effect your ability to conceive. Avoid smoking. If you are overweight, consider losing weight. Reduce stress.
- Increased age can affect fertility.
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Office on Women's Health http://www.womenshealth.gov
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 12/2014 -
- Update Date: 12/09/2014 -
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