Smoking is dangerous for women who are trying to conceive, it can severely affect fertility. Experts are of view that women who smoke take longer to conceive than non-smokers. Toxins present in cigarettes not only effect lungs but they take their toll on health of entire body and reproductive system is not an exception to it. Therefore, it is recommended that a woman must quit smoking before she plans to get pregnant.
In a study 4,000 women who were trying to conceive were watched for three and a half months. It was found out that almost 60% of non-smokers achieve pregnancy. 50% of women who smoke 1 to 10 cigarettes a day achieved pregnancy. Only 45% of women who smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day were able to conceive.
Your chance to get pregnant decreases with the increasing number of cigarettes. If it is not possible for you to completely quit smoking then reducing on the number of cigarettes can also help.
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